Beginning his baseball career at Austin High School from 1952-1953, Ken Furlanetto went on the play softball for the Trojans and Interstate in the early 1950s and for the Cherry Lounge in the 60s and 70s with Moose Camillo as manager. He played all over the Chicagoland area at Kell’s Park, Kedzie and Chicago and at Clarendon and Sheridan Park. Ken’s defensive skills at first base were punctuated by his characteristic stretch to nip a runner at first base. At 6’0″ inches Ken usually hit from the fifth position and could usually reach an extra base because of his excellent speed. A former Melrose Park police officer, Ken still lives in Melrose Park.