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Chicagoland Baseball Tournament championship, 1963

Collection: Benedictine University Archives, Benedictine University Library


Title: [Coach Pasquini & Steve Napierala with Chicagoland Baseball Tournament championship trophy, 1963]


Date: April 1963


Place: North America: U.S.; Lisle, IL; Building or Local Location


Type: 4x6 Black and White Photograph


Description: April means one thing to many people—Opening Day and the start of baseball season. In April 1963, St. Procopius College (now Ben U) got their season underway by facing down the University of Chicago, Concordia College, and IIT in the Chicagoland Baseball Tournament. Led by first basemen Steve Napierala’s hitting and pitcher Dom Castino, the Eagles defeated the Chicago Illini at IIT 7-5 and brought home the school’s first baseball trophy since 1935. Napierala, class of 1963, was a 2011 Ben U Athletics Hall of Fame inductee for both baseball and football. He also pioneered the college’s hockey club team and led it in scoring in both his junior and senior seasons. Coach Pasquini, who also coached varsity basketball, was honored that spring by the Brooklyn Tablet as Catholic Coach of the Year. The trophy now resides in the university archives.


Inscription/Marks: None


Photo ID: 2013-04-POTM


Photographer: unknown


There are no known U.S. copyright restrictions on this image. The digital file is owned by the Benedictine University Library which is making

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Taken on April 3, 2013