The Three Musketeers
Sometime back in grammar school three boys from Providence; Joe Buonanno, Antonio Capasso and Maury Caito, started making sports history individually and collectively. They first moved to prominence as an all-star trio at Commercial High, where they reached their football peak on the 1928 championship team. All three graduated in 1929 and moved up to Dean Academy for a semester before transferring to Massanutten Military Academy. In between times Caito played baseball and Buonanno and Capasso worked on the track and field teams. All three played basketball as well.
Entering Brown University in the fall of 1930 the three gained numbers on the freshman team captained by Caito. Caito continued with baseball and captained the Bruin nine. Buonanno and Capasso again turned to track, Buonanno as a pole vaulter and Capasso as a shot putter and discus thrower. As sophomores all three gained varsity football berths and as juniors Bounanno and Caito carried on while Capasso was out with an injury before joining his mates the next season with Bounanno as captain. Varsity baseball occupied Caito while track held Bounanno's attention each year after football was completed. Capasso put in two successfull seasons on the wrestling team. Bonnanno and Caito were selected to play in the 1933 North-South game in Brooklyn, NY. Bounanno earned All-American honors in 1932 and 1933 and Caito in 1933. Always during the football season their likes were similar.
Capasso at guard, Caito at end and Buonanno at quarterback as they played the same positions throughout high school, prep school and college. The 1934 season saw Caito playing without his teammates for the first time due to them graduating in 1933. This concluded the brilliant chapter the "Three Musketeers" wrote in sports history at Brown University. All three continued coaching at the high school level while Buonanno and Caito mentored the Brown freshmen team as well. Buonanno and Capasso also continued playing suiting up for the Providence Steam Roller and Providence Pros teams.