Jerry Vitatoe '67 | Saint Joseph Notre Dame High School

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Jerry Vitatoe '67

Jerry Vitatoe '67  



Although his sports talents were evident in every sport he played, baseball is where Jerry Vitatoe displayed impeccable skills. He was a member of the 1964 Babe Ruth State Honor Character Rating in 1964 and 1965. He led the East Bay and the West Bay Catholic Athletic League in 1966 with a 500 batting average, hitting 3 doubles, a triple and home run in the final game. In 1966 he also was named  the Most Valuable Player in Varsity Baseball. He again led the league in batting average in 1967 with a .486 average. He was amember of the Varsity Basketball team from 1965-1967 he led the Pilots over the Bishop O’Dowd Dragons, 70-67, in a game that changed St. Joe’s Basketball. He was awarded a full athletic scholarship to UC Berkeley where he had a successful baseball career. He was drafted by the Pittsburgh Pirates in 1968 and by the Chicago White Sox in 1972.