2008 ST. RITA'S CHURCH-SONS OF ITALY-PETE LOVELY VOLKSWAGEN SLOWPITCH TEAM

Demo of uniforms over the years for the newspaper:

L to R: John Messina (original St. Rita uniform), Frank Messina (Sons of Italy), Morry Manning (Pete Lovely VW), Shirley DeRosa (Purr Pets) and Joe DeRosa (Melody TV).

 

Original team, St. Rita's 1958:
L to R: Front Row: Ramo Natalizio, Al Rettura, Tony DeRosa, Joe DeRosa, Ken Schwab, John Messina
L ro R: Back Row: Daryl Zadow, Joe (Ross) Munizza, Bob DeRosa, Pat Kelly, Bob Dickson, Rev. Anthony Baffaro, S. J.

The first of all our teams to go to a national tournament: St. Rita's in the Church Nationals in 1985 in Midland, TX.  Names are on picture.

 

Original Sons of Italy Sports Hall of Fame members: Joe Munizza, John Messina, Frank Paul, Tony DeRosa, Joe DeRosa.

Original Purr Pets team around 1975.

We partied a lot: Don Falk, Brian Van, Morry Manning.

 

Sons of Italy "A" team dugout, 1976.

Rich Viafore, Pete Lovely, being welcomed after hitting a home run.

Pete Lovely VW dugout, 1983.

 

Sons of Italy "B" team first tourney 1st place, Sunnyside, WA, 1983