Cecil Harford USBC Association
1016 Young Ave
Bel Air Md, 21014-1870
Association # 86494
Antonio (Tony) Moscato was born in Canandaigua, New York on September 12,1931. He moved to Cecil County in 1960 to work as a Registered Nurse at Perry Point Veterans Administration Hospital. Tony retired from government service in 1986 and now operates Joyton Kennels, specializing in Doberman and Boxer show dogs. He currently resides in Port Deposit with his wife Joyce.
While in High School, Tony was an outstanding pitcher, once striking out 19 batters in a seven inning game. His 94 m.p.h. fastball caught the attention of the Boston Braves who signed him to their Jacksonville team in the Sally League. Unfortunately, after winning five against one loss, a line drive broke his wrist and ended his dreams of a Major League career.
Tony also began bowling during his High School days in upstate New York. He won many High School titles and carried a 200 average in his Senior year. His ability as a youth landed him spots on the area's best adult teams, including Hart's Insurance and Wild Irish Rose.
Shortly before moving to Maryland, Tony replaced A.B.C. Hall of Famer Jimmy Schroeder on the Jenny Five powerhouse sponsored by the Genissee Brewery. By the late 1960's Tony had become one of the area's outstanding bowlers. He amassed eight Cecil-Harford Association titles with wins in every event: team in 1969, 1970, 1973, doubles in 1971, 1978, singles in 1971, 1972, and all events in 1978. Additionally, Tony added victories in the Baltimore Association and Maryland State Association team events in 1969. In 1968 Tony was a member of the Maryland Bowling Proprietor's team champions.
Tony's success was not limited to the local area. He won one P.B.A. Regional event at College Point, New York. In 1961 Tony teamed with Bob Marshall to finish fourth in the doubles event of the A.B.C. National Championship Tournament in Des Moines, Iowa. Tony was named the Baltimore Association Bowler of the Year for 1978-79.
Tony's other bowling achievements include: eleven 300 games, three 299 games, one 298 game, a high series of 785, a high season's average of 215, and one G.B.B.A. 700 Club title. At a P.B.A. event in Pennsauken, New Jersey Tony bowled back to back games of 300 and 299, actually registering 29 consecutive strikes.
In recognition of his outstanding achievement on the lanes, the Cecil-Harford Counties Bowling Association is proud to induct Antonio P. Moscato into its Hall of Fame in the Superior Performance category.