Dominick J. (Scooter) Romano Jr., a
resident of Washington, played football, basketball and baseball and
competed in track, while serving as a trainer for two years at Trinity
High School, where he graduated in 1948. He was a pitcher for the
Hillers' section championship baseball team.
Romano played baseball for Penn Cleaners in the Community League and
signed a contract with the St. Louis Browns farm team, later returning
to the Community League, where he pitched a no-hitter for the Knestrick
Generals, which won the league title in 1951.
He also played for Scott Motor and Washington Steel in the Wheeling
League and won the league batting title. He signed a contract with the
Philadelphia Phillies farm team at Lima, Ohio, but entered the service
and played for the XVI Corps in Japan which won a division title. He was
a trainer for the Washington & Jefferson College football team for two
years and played baseball for the Pennsylvania Transformers in the
County League and Cokeburg in the Pigeon Creek Wagner League.
After retiring from baseball, Romano played two years of fast pitch
softball for championship teams representing the Alpine Club and Polish
Club. He managed the Washington American Legion team from 1972 through
1975, winning three section titles and placing fourth in the
Pennsylvania playoffs in 1972.