Springfield, Massachusetts' loss was Akron's big gain when the Partenheimer family moved to Akron in 1933. The move provided an outstanding, hard-hitting infielder in Hal Partenheimer. His Akron career began with the Gordon Drug Aces, followed by Schneider Red Hots, Akron Jays, and Sohio A.C. while he was at Buchtel High. Hal continued to excell at Amherst College and in the summer for the champion Killian Celtics before taking a stint in the Cubs minor league and the U.S. Navy. He returned home in 1946 and played with the champion Smith Sheriffs, joined Goodyear for two years, before closing out his playing days with the Sheriffs from 1949-52. He coached four years in Cuyahoga Falls, highlighted by taking a last place youth team to the championship in 1969. A consistent .350 hitter, Hal posted his best average in 1938 with a .516 average for Sohio A.C. Hal was named to seven league and five All-Tournament teams.