Vito “Tasty” Yario

This righty pitcher was most widely known for inventing the hesitation pitch and also having a big drop on the ball even though the pitching was much faster in those years. Considered the best before the great Lewa Yacilla came on the scene. He was a Chicago American Hall of Fame member. Also known as …

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Lewa “Rocco” Yacilla

Many softball historians will tell you that Lewa Yacilla was one of the greatest pitchers of all time. He was the pitcher you wanted on the mound in money games. Lewa started playing softball in the Granada League at Polk and Halsted. He played for the city champ Adducci’s and many others. He was best …

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