Syl Wrubleski of Washington started his softball career in the late 1930s when he organized, managed and played for the West End Dachshunds and played for Duncan Miller Glass.

He then started, managed and played for City League championship teams representing Court Billiards and Gardner Packard. He built and maintained a field at Log Pile in an old cow pasture called “Cox Flappers Stadium.” He acted as liason between the city and the City Softball League and was instrumental in starting the Industrial Softball League, serving as its first president.

Wrubleski finished his career with Drakenfeld after 35 years of competing in fast and slow-pitch softball. He also played sandlot and semipro football and sandlot baseball.

He has served as a Washington Pony League manager and coach and as a member of the ground crew and Pony League World Series host committee; assistant director of Brownson House, area scout for Wyoming and Nebraska football; and has been active in programs such as Boy Scouts, Junior Achievement, Citizens Advisory Council, Retarded Children board member and South Strabane Parks & Recreation Commission.