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Baseball field at PHS re-named in honor of Vic Napolitano

A special ceremony was held on April 6th to dedicate and re-name the Pennsbury High School baseball field as the Vic Napolitano Field.

Coach Napolitano served as Pennsbury’s baseball coach with a distinguished career from 1965-1993. 

Vic taught in the Pennsbury School District from 1956 to 1993 and was the Head Baseball Coach for Pennsbury High School from 1965 to 1993.

During those years, Vic’s Falcons won 13 League Titles, 3 District One Titles and reached the PIAA Final Four twice.

His overall record through 28 seasons was 403-156. Before becoming such a successful high school coach, Vic was one of the best all-around athletes in Temple University history.

He played on the 1951 NCAA Soccer Championship Team, the Varsity Basketball Team, and captained the 1952 Varsity Baseball Team.

Vic never played in a losing soccer game in high school or college. He signed a professional baseball contract with the St. Louis Cardinals and played four years of pro ball.

He is a member of the Temple University Hall of Fame (2009), the Pennsbury Athletic Hall of Fame inaugural class (2001), and the Bucks County Chapter of the Pennsylvania Sports Hall of Fame (2010).

Vic touched many lives, both as a coach and a teacher in his 36 years at Pennsbury. He was directly responsible for “opening college doors” for many of his players, who continued playing baseball at the college level, gaining educational degrees, and moving on to successful careers.

Over a dozen of his former players signed baseball contracts with professional teams in the major or minor leagues.

Vic’s widow, Ginnie Napolitano, continues to live in the Yardley-Morrisville area, supporting many of the Pennsbury School District’s programs and activities. But she is still partial to the successful Pennsbury baseball program, to which Vic devoted much of his life.

PHOTO CAP: Pictured from left at the dedication ceremony are Vic Napolitano’s brother, Paul, Ginnie Napolitano (Vic’s wife), Pennsbury Superintendent Dr. William Gretzula, and Vic’s daughters, Vicki McAllister, and Lauri Ford-Del Rio.