Marc T. Tramuta
Rare is the person who can turn one’s love of sport into a professional career once his playing days are over. Fredonia’s Marc T. Tramuta, a member of the Chautauqua Sports Hall of Fame’s Class of 2022 has done just that.
Tramuta, who was born in 1970, attended Fredonia Central Schools. The 1988 graduate was a First Team All-CCIAC shortstop his senior year for the Hillbillies under Chautauqua Sports Hall of Fame Coach Pete Criscione.
Marc attended St. Bonaventure University in Olean, NY from 1988-1991. He made the Bonnies’s baseball team as a freshman walk-on. He soon earned a starting position as well as an athletic scholarship. Playing three years as a middle infielder for the NCAA Division 1 Bona squad, Tramuta batted .316 and was selected as a 2nd Team Atlantic-10 League All-star in 1991.
That summer he became the first player that played for legendary Bona coach Larry Sudbrook to hear his name called on Major League Baseball’s Draft Day. He was selected in the 45th round of the 1991 draft by the Los Angeles Dodgers.