In 37 years on the Akron sandlots, beginning with State Championship American Legion teams, Saccone left the memory of a hard-hitting, hustling, hard-nosed player in the minds of long-time Akron area baseball players and fans. Dom's baseball experience started early as he traveled with the older teams. From Legion ball, Saccone was a catcher on three City Series title teams at Akron's Garfield High, and he began his illustrious A League career with the Killian Celtics at the unbelievable age of 14. Upon leaving Garfield, Dom spent two seasons with the Cleveland Indians minor league system and then joined the U.S. Army for four years. He returned home to become part of several championship teams while catching for Borden Autos, Smith Sheriffs, Souvenir Beer, Canton Old Dutch, North Canton Hoover and Black Label teams. For four decades, the 30's through the early 60's, Saccone's play landed his name on many league All-Star teams.