Queens College inducted eight members of the Class of 2017 into its Athletics Hall of Fame on Friday, Oct. 13, at Harbor Links Golf Club in Port Washington, N.Y. QC's sixth class includes eight members, with five outstanding individuals and three teams of distinction, including former Queens College athletes, coaches, and championship teams.
The Class of 2017 features Alan Landes, Frank Saracino, Cheryl Vigo, Howard M. Elson and Nicole Young, along with the Knights' 1967 baseball team, 1980 softball team and 2007 women's tennis team.
Our second Hall of Fame Spotlight is Frank Saracino, Baseball.
Frank Saracino was a key member of the Queens College baseball team during the early 1950s. Saracino was recognized with all-conference accolades from the Knickerbocker Conference in 1953 and 1954 at catcher. In 1953, he was the Knickerbocker Conference batting champion, posting an outstanding .453 batting average that season.
Saracino was also team captain of the bowling team during his time at Queens. He went on to play minor league baseball and was an all-star catcher for the New York Oaks in the Tri-State League.