UConn Legends - Baseball's Tom Germano, Winningest Pitcher in Team History

In the 1970's between his days at Torrington High School and UConn, right hander Tom Germano wasn't going to over power you on the mound, but he'd baffle you instead. And in 1976, it earned him All American Status at UConn.

Germano was named The NVL's Outstanding Player at Torrington in 1973 that earned him a full scholarship to play baseball for Larry Panciero and Andy Baylock at UConn. The Husky Nines had solid seasons in 1974 and 1975, setting them up for the 1976 campaign. And Germano was at the center of it. Mid 80's Fastball, good change up, slider and curveball. It led to a masterful 11-1 season and a 1.31 ERA and 3 shutouts that helped the Huskies go 24-6. That included a stretch where UConn won 17 of their last 18 regular season games before UMass & Maine got the better of the Huskies in one run losses at the ECAC Tournament in Middletown. At season's end, Germano was named an All American

Germano won 10 more games in the 1977 season for UConn where they 28-8...they won the ECAC Playoffs on campus, blanking BC in the Final, then bowing out in the NCAA District 1 Playoffs, losing back to back 9-7 games to Temple & Cornell.

In his time at UConn, Tom Germano's Numbers impressive, 26-7 - Four Shutouts, 12 complete games and 206 strikeouts. The career wins is a still the school record. Greg Nappo w 25 and Matt Barnes w 24. Germano was never drafted because as the scouts put it, "he's about two feet short on the fastball." He was an All Star in the Cape League in the Summer of 1976 as well. As Coach Baylock was quoted once "He's dedicated, a real baseball person and an excellent pitcher. He doesn't set individual goals because that's not the way he is."

Germano became a Coach at various levels of youth baseball. That included a long stint at Northwestern Regional High School in Winsted, where with Co-Coach Jim Davidson, won 4 Berkshire League Titles from 2000-2010

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