Year Inducted – 1985
In 1946 as a junior at Garfield High School, Rossi played for the Moore Wrestlers in the A League. He joined the Smith Sheriffs in 1947, and then spent the 1948-49 seasons with the Brooklyn Dodgers and the Cincinnati Reds minor league organizations. “Madeo” returned to the Sheriffs as a top-notch shortstop, but also played at second and third base. While performing for the Sheriffs and later Howe Construction, Krispy Kreme, and the Tramonte Black Label teams, Rossi was named to the league All-Star team six times. He continues to be active on the local sports scene as athletic director and baseball coach at Garfield High.