Rocky has played and lived baseball since he was seven years old in New Jersey. His dad, “Lefty” Joe Graziano played catch with him getting Rocky ready for the Cub Scout League, Hamilton LL and Hamilton Babe Ruth League (Home of Babe Ruth Baseball). “Lefty” Casey Graziano, old Trenton Giant, coached him and fellow youth players in pitching. Rocky also played in the NJ Rec League and one season on a USAF Team at Lowry AFB, Colorado, and Fast Pitch, Eielson AFB, Alaska.
Later during his United States Air Force career he coached his two sons, Paul & Brian in LL and Babe Ruth League. Rocky also served as VP of Operations & Sponsor Director for Springfield Babe Ruth League when son, Brian was playing. Throwing batting practice and hitting infield got his arm and eye back in semi shape. He joined DCMSBL in 1992 after a USAF tour in Alaska upon returning to the Joint Staff in the Pentagon. Rocky has played on the Giants & Knights 40+, Nationals 45+, Senators 50+, F/Son DC Nationals and finally GM on 50+ & 55+ DC Nationals. He managed the MABL Orioles with a late team entry recruited by the DCMSBL President. Orioles 18+ finished second to Jim Beck’s ‘Ex-Pro’ Suns. Rocky has served as 50/55+ League Director and currently DC Babe Ruth/Ripken Youth League equipment donation chair for DCMSBL.
Rocky has been fortunate enough to play on a few senior division tournament teams over these years. His teams have won seven national championships out of their last eleven entries. They hope to win a few more prior to retiring to Golf in Golf Carts.
Rocky Graziano served 24 years in the USAF and 18 plus years as a Federal Employee in the DoD/USAF. He retired Aug 1, 2011 as a Tech Director/SES. He is presently a part-time DoD & Management Consultant.