Gotham Baseball Magazine: The Fall 2011 Issue

(Lynbrook, New York)  Mark Healey, the founder of Gotham Baseball magazine, and Joseph M. Lara, the owner of JML Media, LLC  are proud to announce the online release of the Fall 2011 issue of digital version of Gotham Baseball magazine.

Gotham Baseball, which launched in April of 2005, is dedicated to the celebration of the Past, Present and Future of New York Baseball.


“Since starting Gotham Baseball, it never ceases to amaze me how exciting the release of each new issue is for me,”  Healey said. “The things that are in the works for Gotham make it even more so. The response to our digital product has been incredible, and this latest issue is deserving of that same praise.”

This past April, Gotham Baseball was re-released in magazine form for the first time since 2008.

“When you have a magazine that has already found a place in Cooperstown, I knew I needed to find the right type of partnership to bring Gotham Baseball back in magazine form,” Healey said. “Joe Lara’s JML Media and Stacy Lavender and her design team from BallyHoo Media have done an incredible job since coming on board.”

Once a print publication, the entire print run of Gotham Baseball  is part of the permanent archive at the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum’s A. Bartlett Giamatti Research Center in Cooperstown, NY. The new Gotham Baseball is a digital product, available for download on all mobile devices.


“I’m extremely proud of this issue and what we are accomplishing each day with Gotham Baseball,” Lara said. “The world of New York Baseball is a never ending story, and we’re bringing it to our readers from every unique angle whether looking back at titans like The Say Hey Kid, The Mick, and the Duke of Flatbush, looking forward with our All-Gotham team full of the best up and coming college students from our area, or grabbing a beer and a bite at Foley’s the ultimate New York sports bar.

We are easily the most entertaining, enjoyable, and high quality read on the market. We are truly the 21st Century home of the New York Game and we’re cooking up some awesome things to come!”

The magazine’s digital version will feature several writers from the print edition, providing comprehensive coverage of all facets of the New York game from college to the minors to the majors.

In addition to another incredible cover illustration by Gotham Baseball’s own John Pennisi, other highlights of the Fall 2011 issue include:

The Leadoff Spot – Shai Kushner and Gary Armida debate who has the toughest jobs in Sports, New York Yankees manager Joe Girardi or New York Mets manager Terry Collins.

The All Gotham Team – Chip Armonaitis selects the members of the 2011 All-Gotham Collegiate Baseball Team.

Cooperstown Archive – Cecilia Tan shares an incredible baseball moment in “The More Things Change”, as she recounts the time legendary Christopher Morley took in a ballgame; the 1921 World Series.

Crowding The Plate – “Foley’s NY”, also known as the “Irish Bar With a Baseball Attitude” is lauded by Jerry Milani as the best baseball bar in Gotham.

On Deck – Jessica Quiroli makes her Gotham debut with a feature on Tommy Phelps, the pitching coach for the Double-A Trenton Thunder the Eastern League Affiliate of the New York Yankees.

Going Nine – Mark Healey’s critically-acclaimed column this time revolves around former Mets owner and Chairman Nelson Doubleday,k who saved the Mets from the ruins of the late 1970’s.

Other articles include “Full Circle”, a look back at the Mets career of Jason Isringhausen, “Sixty Summers” a visual essay noting the summer of 1951, the first time NYC boasted the future HOF trio of Willie. Mickey and the Duke.

About JML Media Group, LLC

JML Media Group, LLC is a multi-faceted Queens, NY based media corporation specializing in re-shaping the way people view local media.  Since 2006, JML Media has changed the face of local publishing with its two marquee products Forest Hills and Astoria Celebrity Magazines, producing the quality of major national titles on a municipal and localized level, as well as garnering a reputation for accessibility and social responsibility.

About Gotham Baseball

Gotham Baseball was founded and first published in 2005. Its mission is to fully cover the past, present and future of the New York baseball. Gotham Baseball, first recognized by as one of the Top 10 New magazines of 2005 (and the only sports magazine on the list), reports the latest news, photos and features on the New York game, from the big leagues, the minor leagues and independent leagues, from the Old Time game to the college game. For more information, visit Gotham Baseball online at


For more information or to schedule an interview with Mark Healey or Joseph M. Lara, please contact Faith Ballantine-Armonaitis at (201) 288-6312 or email,


Contact: Faith Ballantine-Armonaitis

Tel. 201.288.6312