He first made a name for himself as a cager at the College of Wooster, where he is a member of the school's Hall of Fame. He later played with the Goodyear Wingfoots, but his claim to fame in this situation is as an umpire. Frascella's exposure to baseball came early in life and he was an outstanding first baseman for the Golden Age team in the A League and at Wooster. He turned to officiating baseball in the early 1940's and through the years, Nick has been considered the best and most likeable umpire in the sport. If there was a big game in town, Frascella was usually one of the umpires working the game. After over 40 years, Frascella is still calling balls and strikes--only it's softball now.