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Francis Joseph Nicholas Dasso

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Pitcher Frank Dasso played professional baseball for nearly two decades and spent ten seasons in the Pacific Coast League, five years before reaching the majors and five years following his big league days.

Born in Chicago, IL, Dasso was at age six sent to an orphanage where he learned baseball. After attending Lane Tech High School, he signed with the Boston Red Sox. Following three seasons with the San Diego Padres in the PCL, he joined the Cincinnati Reds in 1945. He pitched fairly well with the team that year, going 4-5 with a 3.67 ERA in 16 outings, but posted a 27.00 ERA in 2 games in 1946. He then went back to the Pacific Coast League and played for the Hollywood Stars and Sacramento Solons.

In 1952, Dasso moved to Wenatchee, Washington and joined the Wenatchee Chiefs for the last two seasons of his pro career. After baseball, he and his wife remained in Wenatchee, and he embarked on a career as an insurance agent. He died at age 92.

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