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Elected in 1991 … 1935 Haverstraw H.S. graduate … “Mr. Little League” … involved in Little League Baseball in Rockland for more than 40 years … one of the founders of the Haverstraw Little League in 1952, and the District 18 (Rockland) Little League administrator for close to 20 years … he conceived the two-inning rule, which requires that all players must play at least two innings each game … has represented Rockland at all national Little League conventions … under Gamboli, the Haverstraw Little League, with its strong organization, well-groomed field and successful teams, became a model through-out the area … Gamboli has been a catalyst in the running of the Rockland Journal-News Little League Tournament of Champions (played for the benefit of Jawonio) since its inception in 1960 … Gamboli managed the Haverstraw Red Sox to league titles in 1953 and ‘54 … the ‘53 team lost the state title to Schenectady, the eventual national champion … Gamboli was president of the Haverstraw LL from 1956 to ‘65 and again in 1968-69 … as an athlete, he lettered in football, baseball and basketball at Haverstraw, and played in the Rockland County Baseball League for the Knights of Columbus team and other semipro teams … in bowling, he won the first E.J. Maurer Golden Pins Tour-nament, and anchored the six-man Gamboli Brothers team to 20 victories in 21 American Bowling Congress tournaments in New York and New Jersey … Gamboli’s brother, Nick, was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 1977, and his nephew, Tony Jr., was elected in 1982.