Dom Valentino was born in Brooklyn and grew up in Hingham, Mass., outside of Boston.
He was the play-by-play man for the Cincinnati Royals of the NBA. He moved with the team when it became the Kansas City-Omaha Kings in 1972.
In 1975, he joined the New York Yankees' radio team, which included Phil Rizzuto. That year he also called games for the New York Nets, who were playing in the ABA with Julius Erving, and the NHL's Islanders.