Tag: Joseph Acquaro

Hot Stovers Baseball Club of South Jersey 2012 Banquet Program

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.

Hot Stovers Baseball Club of South Jersey Letter

I would like to extend congratulations to you on behalf of the Hot Stover Baseball Club of South Jersey on being selected into the 2012 South Jersey Baseball Hall of Fame. The cornerstone of our efforts is our Annual Awards Banquet, which will be held on Saturday, November 24th, 2012 at Masso’s Columbus Manor, located on the Black Horse Pike, Williamstown, NJ, starting at 2:00 PM. This year Vie will be celebrating our 53rd Annual Awards Banquet, and plan to make it an afternoon to remember. We hope that you and members of your family will be able to attend.

Joseph Acquaro 2012

Joseph Acquaro

JOSEPH “JOE” ACQUARO grew up in Camden, New Jersey. He was the son of Biagio “Benny” Acquaro and the former Frances Petrella. He was one of the top baseball players in Camden and is inducted into the South Jersey Baseball Hall of Fame.

Biagio 'Benny' Acquaro

Biagio ‘Benny’ Acquaro

BIAGIO ‘BENNY’ ACQUARO was born in Philadelphia PA on March 22, 1906. His mother Nunziata passed away at the age 45 when Benny was only two years old, on August 22, 1908. His father Giuseppe took him and his two sisters, Mary and Catherine, to Italy. All three worked the fields in the valley of Accettura.

Joe Acquaro Anecdote

My father, Biagio Acquaro, had a self-owned business at 2713 Federal Street in East Camden, from the 1940’s through the late 1960’s. His establishment was called “Federal Hat Cleaning”. My Dad would clean and block felt hats for people located all over the tri-county area. Even people from Philadelphia would come over and take advantage of his expertise.