Thomas Carmen Silicato

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Tom Silicato was inducted into the Reading Phillies Baseball Hall of Fame in 1995 and the Delaware Baseball Hall of Fame in 1998 after 13 seasons of professional baseball. Silicato had 11 seasons
in the Phillies’ organization, playing in nine leagues, including three in Triple A. His lifetime batting average was .262 in 1092 games and 3,664 at-bats, with four seasons over .300. His base
running resulted in 115 steals (five times, stealing home) with a success rate of 80%. He won the Rawlings Minor League Silver Glove Award for second basemen and was the 1972 All Double A second
baseman with a batting average of .329 and a league leading six triples in the Eastern League. Silicato was selected for three All-Star teams. His career in Semi-pro ball included eight years as
player/manager with Colonial Wallace and five years as Owner/Manager with Concord Packaging. As a player he hit .312 and as manager, had a record of 90-23. Silicato played varsity football,
basketball and baseball at Salesianum in 1961-64. He was selected to play in the Blue-Gold football game in 1964, and received the school’s Alumni Achievement Award in 1995. In 1961, he was Delaware
Bowling Association Class B – Men’s State Tournament Champion. He had games of 299 and 300 in 1986 in 1992  with a league bowling average of 212. Tom coached CYO sports teams for 20 years, was
coach and administrator for Wilmington Optimist Little League and Director of MVP Youth Summer Baseball Camp. Silicato recorded a hole-in-one at Penn Oaks Golf Course on the 12th hole in 1994.



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