Tony Sabol

Category
1988
About This Inductee

Luzerne, PA

Sabol played baseball, football and basketball for four years at Luzerne High School. He started his baseball career with Bassett, Va. of the Bi-State league and also played for the Wilkes-Barre Barons and the Williamsport Grays. Tony was a drill sergeant and was wounded as an infantry soldier in World War II. Sabol played in about 1,500 professional base-ball games and on five championship teams. He was picked to four all-star teams in his 15-year pro career. In 1946, Tony played every position and hit .328 for Kansas City. He played most of his career in the New York Yankees chain and play under such great managers as Casey Stengel, Tony Lazzerri and Joe McCarthy. Tony retired in 1978 and has won about ten golf tournaments. He still does a lot of golfing, fishing and hunting. Sabol is married to the former Tille Romana; has four children, Maryann, Tony Jr., James and John and nine grandchildren.