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Victor Salvatore, Jr., 98; Sculptor’s Son Solidified Doubleday Story As Myth

IN MEMORIAM

Victor Salvatore, Jr., 98;

Sculptor’s Son Solidified

Doubleday Story As Myth

Victor Salvatore, Jr., at the “James Fenimore Cooper” statue next to the Hall of Fame Library, which was created by his namesake father.
Victor Salvatore, Jr.

COOPERSTOWN – Victor Salvatore, Jr., of Sarasota, Fla., a Marine during World War II, and a newspaperman and executive who helped establish Abner Doubleday’s founding of baseball locally as myth, died peacefully at home on Oct. 6, 2020.

He was born Dec. 6, 1921, to Victor Salvatore and Ellen Ashfordbye Ryerson Salvatore.

His father was a sculptor who was born in Italy and came to New York as a child. His works are represented in The Metropolitan Museum of Art; “The Sandlot Kid” and “James Fenimore Cooper” are Cooperstown landmarks.

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