Syl Wrubleski of Washington started
his softball career in the late 1930s when he organized, managed and
played for the West End Dachshunds and played for Duncan Miller Glass.
He then started, managed and played for City League championship teams
representing Court Billiards and Gardner Packard. He built and
maintained a field at Log Pile in an old cow pasture called "Cox
Flappers Stadium." He acted as liason between the city and the City
Softball League and was instrumental in starting the Industrial Softball
League, serving as its first president.
Wrubleski finished his career with Drakenfeld after 35 years of
competing in fast and slow pitch softball. He also played sandlot and
semipro football and sandlot baseball.
He has served as a Washington Pony League manager and coach and as a
member of the ground crew and Pony League World Series host committee;
assistant director of Brownson House, area scout for Wyoming and
Nebraska football; and has been active in programs such as Boy Scouts,
Junior Achievement, Citizens Advisory Council, Retarded Children board
member and South Strabane Parks & Recreation Commission.