Frank Dipino

Inducted in 2000

A native of Camillus, New York, he played baseball at West Genesee High School from 1971 to 1974. Frank became a highly talented scholastic hurler, and the southpaw even twirled a no-hitter (which he lost 1-0) to Fayetteville- Manlius.

From 1974 to 1977, Frank tossed for the Junior Chiefs here in Syracuse and spent a year at St. Leo College in Florida. In 1977, he signed as a free agent with the Milwaukee Brewers, and for the next half dozen seasons wore uniforms emblazoned with the names of Newark, Burlington, Stockton, Holyoke (where he pitched and won a no-hitter), Vancouver, and finally Milwaukee.

In 1982, Frank was traded to Houston and became a highly respected middle relief pitcher.
DiPino led the Astros in saves in 1983 (20) and 1984 (14). He joined the Cubs in 1986 and the Cardinals in 1989. That first year as a Cardinal, he strung together nine consecutive wins and sported a 2.45 era. He stayed with the redbirds until 1993 when he signed with the Kansas City Royals.

Frank’s career stats show him playing a dozen seasons, pitching in over 500 games, winning 35, losing 38, saving 56 and winding up his career with a respectable 3.83 ERA.

2002 - Frank is inducted into the Syracuse Baseball Wall of Fame

He returned to Syracuse after hanging up his spikes and now lives in Camillus with his wife Diane and two sons, Chris and Dalton.