Baseball Tacoma Inc. - 2006 Dill Howell Award
Bill Cammarano Sr.
Bill Cammarano's name is forever linked with sports history in Pierce County.
Cammarano, born in 1896 in Jessup, Penn., came out west and graduated from Lincoln High School in 1914.
He became a successful soft drink bottler and beer wholesaler in Tacoma. He was a great fan of auto racing, and from the early days of City League baseball was a team sponsor. Bill managed The Whistle Bottling Company team, which had great success in the early City League years. Whistle was a forerunner to the great Cammarano Brothers squads that Bill sponsored.
He was a strong supporter of baseball in the city and was a member of Baseball Tacoma Inc.