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"Buck Showalter told me in Spring training that His Orioles would be really good. He has been right!!"   -Dick Vitale

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Lots of fun facts about Dickie V! Like ... did you know that Dickie V is an avid tennis player and enjoys playing singles as often as he can?

  • Dickie V would love to meet Oprah Winfrey and John McEnroe, among other prominent individuals.
  • Dickie V Graduated from Seton Hall University with a degree in Business Management.
  • Dickie V earned his Master’s Degree in Elementary Education from William Patterson College.
  • Dickie V's first game on ESPN was Wisconsin at DePaul in 1979.
  • Dickie V’s first teaching job was in 1962 at Mark Twain Elementary School in Garfield, New Jersey.
  • Dickie V is an avid tennis player and enjoys playing singles as often as he can--when he is not on the road during the season.
  • Dickie V was born at St. Mary’s Hospital in Passaic, New Jersey on June 9, 1939.
  • Dickie V drove a 1955 red and white Ford Convertible in high school and still loves cars.
  • The most influential coach in Dickie V’s life was Ken Sinofsky, who was the Head Football Coach in East Rutherford, New Jersey.
  • Dickie V’s favorite actor is Denzel Washington and his favorite actress in Julia Roberts.
  • When Dickie V was a young man, he wanted to be a lawyer.  He loved going to the courthouse to watch local trials in Bergen County, New Jersey.  He especially wanted to become a prosecutor.
  • Dickie V’s favorite sports movie is: "Remember the Titans".
  • Dickie V’s most recent book read is: “Caddy for Life” by John Feinstein.
  • Dickie V developed his love of sports while growing up in New Jersey.  Every Sunday after church he and his uncles (Frank, Joe, Tom and Mike Scarpa) would debate anything relating to sports (the Yankees vs. Mets, Willie Mays vs. Joe DiMaggio etc.)
  • Dickie V went to his first baseball game when he was 6 years old in 1946 at Yankee Stadium to see Joe DiMaggio.  Baseball still remains one of his true passions.