Dave Criscione

Dave Criscione
Dave Criscione
b. 1951

Year Inducted
When David Criscione was playing in a Grape Belt League all-star baseball game in the mid-1960s, he belted a three-run home run to left-center field at the then-Municipal Stadium in Jamestown.

He was all of 13 years old.

It was merely a sign of things to come.

For in an athletic career that also included success in high school football and basketball, rec softball, tennis, bowling, golf and coaching, the Fredonia resident made his most indelible mark while playing America's pastime.

From his record-setting 25-home run season while playing for the Columbus Club in the Dunkirk Little League to his nine years in the professional ranks, including a month-long stint with the Baltimore Orioles in 1977, Criscione is on the very short list of Chautauqua County's finest baseball players.

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