News

August 1st, 2012
by Kevin

FANTASY CAMPER NEWS

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Fantasy Camp Veteran Reverend John Zingaro Passes Away on July 14, 2016     Obituary

Our good friend, the Reverend John Zingaro, passed away after a long, hard fought battle with cancer, on July 14, 2016.  John had been a veteran of seven Pittsburgh Pirates Fantasy Camps in Bradenton, Florida, beginning in 2005 and ending in 2014. He often used future Fantasy Camps as motivation to get through the treatments and beat the cancer. John was a good friend and inspiration to all of us who knew him and were fortunate enough to be one of his teammates.

 

Upper St. Clair Baseball Field Sustains Mine Subsidence Damage   USC Field Sinks Due to Mine Subsidence

Our Field of Dreams baseball field sustained damage to the infield due to mine subsidence one month after the 6th Annual FOD Games. We’re keeping our fingers crossed that the field can be repaired before our 7th Annual FOD Games, tentatively scheduled on May 20th, 2016.

 

 Fantasy Camp Alum Bob Marchinetti has written a book – “Pirate Gold: The 1960 Season”

You can find it on Amazon and Barnes and Noble sites.  It is a day by day account of the 1960 season from the first day pitchers and catchers reported for spring training through Maz’s last swing.  Click on the title above or the link to the right to check it out!

 

Roy Berger Donates Proceeds From Sale of His Book at Fantasy Camp to the Field Of Dreams Games

Roy Berger brought 25 copies of his book “The Most Wonderful Week of the Year” to the 2014 Fantasy Camp, sold every last one of them, then presented a check for $500 to Bill Sirakos and Kevin Kubala, co-founders of the Field of Dreams Games, at the closing banquet on January 31. The donation will be added to the funds raised at the FOD Games, and then will be donated to Pittsburgh Pirates Alumni Charities. IMG_3864

Fantasy Camp Alum Roy Berger Authors Book About Fantasy Camp Experience

Order your copy of Fantasy Camper Roy Berger’s new book “The Most Wonderful Week of the Year.” Berger, a veteran of Pirates, Tigers, and Yankees Fantasy Camps hits a home run with his tales of the fantasy camp experience.  Click here to order your copy → http://www.mostwonderfulweek.com

 

Fantasy Camp Alum and Leadership Consultant Mike Lasday Authors Book

Order your copy of Fantasy Camp alum Mike Lasday’s book “Me First Leadership – It’s Not What You Think.” This book by Camp Veteran Lasday will be sure to benefit and inspire anyone who is on their leadership journey.   Click on the link on the right side of the page to order →

 

Fantasy Camp Alum Lou Sculuca Creates a Facebook Group for Fantasy Campers

Fantasy Camp alum Lou Sculuca created a Facebook group for Fantasy Campers back in 2010 – “Pittsburgh Pirate Fantasy Campers”.  Join the group and connect with Fantasy Campers past and present and share your stories and photos! Click on the link on the right side of this page to access the group.

 

Read A History of the Cornfield Corsairs Patch  

 History of the Cornfield Corsairs Patch

 

Watch A Video Clip From the Closing Ceremonies of the 2005 Pirates Fantasy Camp

 Gino Cimoli Introduces Vernon Law

 

Bill Mazeroski Appears in a Gillette Razor Commercial

Maz Loves His Gillette Razor!

 

The Fantasy Camp Experience

Fantasy Camp Experience You Tube Video

 

 

 

Page Updated July 26, 2016