50 years of officiating and marriage has kept Dr. Vince Maligno in the game
Updated Apr 3, 10:35 AM; Posted Apr 3, 10:30 AM
By Matthew Angell
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Brooklyn-raised Dr. Vince Maligno never stepped foot on Staten Island until 1981, but it was through sports, he believes, that he was instantly welcomed.
But the 72-year-old Dr. Maligno hardly ever played any sports. Rather he constantly officiated games in a variety of sports and leagues, and this year he will be celebrating 50 years of officiating.
“Sports got me acclimated into the community,” said Dr. Maligno. “Without even playing sports I was involved. Especially in Staten Island, the high school leagues, softball leagues, the Little Leagues. I worked every Little League and kept myself involved not only because I enjoyed it, but it was also a source of income.”
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Dr. Maligno continued to umpire both baseball and softball in 1968 and 1969, but after graduating from Manhattan College, he became a second lieutenant in the Air Force. But his officiating career was basically just beginning as well.
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Maligno, Vince [MC????]
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I believe that Vince is a member of the Class of 1969.
McEneney, Mike (MC1953)
[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]
Maligno, Vince [MC1969]
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