Hackim Sr, Lincoln
After long leadership in Greater Akron and Ohio baseball, Linc was elected President of the American Amateur Baseball Congress (AABC)--the largest amateur baseball organization in the world. In 1966 he brought the AABC's national office to Fairlawn. In his 17 years of direction, the AABC's membership grew to a record-breaking 7,414 teams. During his regime, the AABC grew from two age divisions to five divisions. Linc was generous to all teams on all levels who needed help. One could count on him to provide anything necessary to afford youth the opportunity to play baseball. He was instrumental in keeping the Akron AA League alive and molding it into a hotbed of competitive play. Linc's devotion to the AABC and amateur baseball came to an end at his passing on February 1, 1983. However, his record is known nationwide, especially in making the AABC a viable asset to American Youth and the amateur sports scene.