Joe Acquaro has been involved in South Jersey baseball for more than five decades. He’s a 1954 Woodrow Wilson High School graduate where be played third base for the ’53 and 54 varsity baseball team, where they won the Camden City Series, Group 3 and Sectional State Championship teams under Hall of Famer Binney Pawlak. Teammates of his were future South Jersey Baseball Hall of Famers, Joe Canuso, Bill Davidson, Sam Croge and An Watson. Prior to entering Wilson, Acquaro had already started building a career in the independent summer leagues. In 1951 he won the Camden County Parks League second half batting title hitting .500, leading Camden Eastside to the league title. He continued playing in the parks, Gottschalk Twilight and American Legion Leagues.
Over the years, Acquaro developed a reputation as a major contributor to South Jersey baseball, working with his mentor and Hall of Fame member, the late Bob Bobo, assuming the responsibilities of what has become the Robert G. Bobo Memorial Golf Tournament and taking over as editor of the Hall of Fame Awards Banquet program. As editor, he designs it, crafts the editorial content, lays out the graphics and maintains the statistics.
Acquaro has received the Charles “Bucky” Shinn Memorial Award Hot Stover of the Year twice-2004 and 2007.
Joe is retired and along with being a proud member of the Hot Stover’s, He enjoys playing golf each week with his buddies at Golden Pheasant Golf Club.
South Jersey Baseball Hall of Fame Inductee: Joseph Acquaro September 18, 2012