JOSEPH PETRO

1992 - BASEBALL - POSTHUMOUS
 
Joseph Petro, a longtime resident of Ellsworth, was noted as a sandlot baseball pitcher in Washington County leagues.

Petro, a strikeout artist, once set down eight of nine batters on strikes in an All-Star game. He also had single game performances in which he struck out 23 and 18 batters.

He displayed his durability by pitching the distance in a 21-inning game.

Petro, employed as foreman at Bethlehem Mine No. 51 until his retirement, was a member of Ellsworth Borough Council for 12 years and had also served as a school director. He died in 1987 at the age of 69.
 

 

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