This first baseman made his presence known while playing for the Akron Yankee Juniors in 1936-37. He then performed for Golden Age and Mayflower Hotel before joining the Appalachian League in 1941. That pro career was interrupted by three years in the Armed Services. Ziruolo returned home to help the Akron Orphans win the 1945 NABF National Championship. He then joined with Borden Autos for two years and closed out his career with the Smith Sheriffs (1948-50).