Your name: Nick Chichilitti
City or town of
residence: Suburban Phila Area
League name: Bux-Mont (PA) MSBL
Town where league is
based: Montomery County, Pa
Where did you grow up: Northeast Philly
High School and college: Archbishop Ryan High School (Raiders) and Philadelphia Textile College
What do you do for a
living: In the Law Enforcement Business
Family information: Two daughters - Nicole 21 & Danielle 19 and girlfriend Daneen
Describe your baseball
resume: 3-Year starter at Shortstop at Archbishop Ryan
high school. Won the Catholic League Title in 1984. All-City Player. Started at
Shortstop in 1985-87 for Philadelphia Textile 1987 Team that was 1st team in
school history to get an NCAA D-2 bid to the Regionals. Played 12 years in the
Pen-Del Semi-Pro league. Won a championship with Jenkintown in 1996. Played 12
years in the Bux-Mont (PA) MSBL winning 6 titles with the Warrington Senators
& Warminster Pirates. Won 25+ American Division Fall Classic in 2007 for
the Stampone Pirates & 35+ National Division Fall Classic in 2007 for the
Chester County Cobras. Head Coach at
North Catholic High School 2008-09. Catholic
League Coach of the Year in 2009. Asst
Coach at Philadelphia Textile 2005-06. Manager
of the Plymouth Pirates in the Semi-Pro Perkiomen Valley Twilight League. Won the title in 2008. Own & Operate
Stampone Umpire Service from 2012 to present employing more than 100 umpires.
Have all the premiere leagues in the area.
What is your greatest
baseball moment, either watching or playing: Greatest
baseball moment winning the 2007 Fall Classic 25+ American Division after
trying for many years. I put this team together myself from scratch and we beat
the odds. I had 7 players from FLA, 2 from Puerto Rico, 1 from Baltimore, and
took 7 of my own players from the Phila area. It was a great bunch of players
and we won and had a lot of fun doing it.
When did you start
playing for MSBL and how did you hear about it: Started playing MSBL in 1997 after I retired from semi-pro ball.
How are you currently
involved with MSBL: I am the President of
the Bux-Mont (PA) since 2004. I have grown the league from 7 to 26 teams.
Who is your favorite
player of all time and why: I always loved Larry
Bowa (short stop) because he was an over achiever and made himself into a great
ballplayer. I was a short stop so that's another reason.
Are there any additional
comments about your baseball life thus far: My
Father, also Nick Chichilitti, played professionally in the Kansas City
Athletics organization in 1962-63.
Are there any comments
about MSBL that you wish to share: I loved being a part of
MSBL as a player, and now as a league President. As you can see, I love the game of baseball
and have a passion for making it better any way I can in all of the endeavors
that I come across.