Rider Hall of Fame BIO
  •  Sport: Baseball
  •  Date Inducted: February 1999

The first great Rider baseball player, Olimpio Pacchioli graduated as the Rider career leader in hits (105), a record that stood for 23 years, and runs batted in (81), a record that stood for 24 years. Named Rider's Most Outstanding Athlete in 1951, "Patch" was offered professional contracts after his junior season but came back to Rider for his degree. Upon graduation, Patch returned to his home of Martin's Creek, PA, to star in a semi-professional baseball league. He later went on to be president of the league, helping it flourish into an 11-team league that drew thousands of spectators to games. Now, CEO of the O.R. Pacchioli Insurance Agency, Patch has remained a close friend of Rider athletics through his support.