Bob Immediato

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In 1990, Bob Immediato was saluted by the Wilmington City Council for a long and distinguished minor league and semipro baseball career. Immediato received a full-page News Journal tribute, in
which columnist Matt Zabitka (DSMHOF ‘2000) wrote: “The likes of Bob Immediato will never again be seen in the Delaware Semi-Pro League….Bob Immediato is not a
Small Wonder. He’s a Gigantic Wonder, to be admired, respected and remembered.” Bob played three years of minor league baseball in the Cleveland Indians organization. He was an All-Star selection his
first year, moving up in class each year. Bob left pro baseball for personal reasons, but Cleveland held his contract for 10 years, giving him his unconditional release in 1972. Bob played in the
Delaware Semi-Pro Baseball League for 34 years, retiring at age 56. He spent the last 27 years playing with Parkway’s perennial champions. He is the all-time Delaware Semi-Pro Baseball League leader
in hits (923), RBI’s (551) and runs scored (515). He was the 1972 batting champion with a .450 average and was a six-time League All-Star. Bob was inducted into the Delaware Baseball Hall of Fame in
1996. While attending Goldey-Beacom College, in 1955 he set a school single-game basketball scoring record of 41 points. Bob was the Metropolitan League scoring champion 1960-1961, averaging 23
points per game. He was a basketball official for 32 years with IAABO Board #11, working at the high school/local college levels. Bob was a three-sport letterman at Wilmington High School (baseball,
basketball, track).

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