A talented pitcher who starred at Akron North, Akron U and in Greater Akron AA baseball before joining the professional ranks. He moved up through the International League to the Major Leagues where he pitched for the New York Mets and the Houston Astros. In 1969 he joined the Mets in the midst of a red hot pennant fight and became the Mets' top left-handed reliever - appearing in 23 games and finishing with an ERA of 2.39. Needless to say, DiLauro was in the right place at the right time as the Mets captured the National League pennant and the World Series. IN 1970 he was with Houston and then finished out his career at Pensacola.