George JoyceHe had a long and brilliant career as a power-hitting outfielder and strong-armed, right-handed pitcher on the Akron sandlots. George had his best years from 1929 through 1939 as he played a key part in seven championships.  George's vicious hitting and power pitching helped Sacred Heart win the 1929 title. He was with the Akron Guards in '30, returned to Tri-County champ Sacred Heart in '31, then played for St. Martha, the NEO Champs in '32. George was with three Killian Celtics teams that won League titles in between stints with Akron Sporting Goods, Majestic Radios, Koerber Beer and Sunset Park. After the '39 title season with the Celtics, George retired from playing but remained active on the diamond by umpiring for 18 years.