Arturo Santo Domingo
Nov. 19, 1938-Aug. 25, 2023
Las Vegas/Atherton, Nevada/California
Arturo (Art) Santo Domingo (11/19/1938 – 8/25/2023), passed away at the age of 84 surrounded by his family at his residence in Las Vegas.
Art was born in Bronxville, NY to parents Ernestina Garcia Santo Domingo and Luis Felipe Santo Domingo, both of whom immigrated from Colombia. After graduating from Bronxville High School in 1955, Art attended Duke University, graduating in 1960 with a Bachelor of Arts in History and Political Science. After graduation, Art went on to attend Stanford University, where he received a Master’s Degree in Journalism/Communications in 1961.
After completing his studies, Art began working for the San Francisco Giants from 1962 to 1976. It was during this time that he met Frances Kistler and the two were married in 1964.
After leaving the Giants organization he went into private business for 15 years. Art maintained relationships with several members of the Giants community and began charting pitches for advanced scouting purposes in an unofficial capacity. He would go on to devote 26 years to the Giants and Oakland A’s organizations as an official scorekeeper. In 2012, Art received the Pioneer Award from the Hispanic Heritage Baseball Hall of Fame for being the first Hispanic scorekeeper in the MLB.
Art’s love for sports also extended to basketball. Art served part time as the official scorekeeper for Stanford basketball and co-founded the Cable Car Classic college basketball tournament with Harry Jupiter. The tournament ran from 1967 – 2013, where it eventually found a permanent home at Santa Clara University (SCU). Art was inducted into the SCU Athletics Hall of Fame in 2006. Art’s passion for basketball and baseball was matched by his passion for traveling the world, often inviting his family and friends to explore it with him. His greatest passion was his devotion to his family.
He is survived by his loving wife, Frances (Fran), son Luis (spouse Amy), daughter Angela Todd (spouse Tim), son Andy (spouse Rachel), and nine grandchildren Justin, Spencer, Nathan, Lauren, Shelby, Natalie, Marcus, Lexi, and Anna. He was predeceased by his brother Felipe Santo Domingo. He is survived by sister-in-law Anne Santo Domingo.
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