A lanky right-hander out of East High where he had three no-hitters for the championship Oriental teams, Dick joined the Moore wrestlers in 1947 as a junior at East and started spinning wins with a 9-1 record. He joined the Borden Autos in 1948 and responded with a 13-3 record before spending three years with the Philadelphia A's minor league system and two more with Cincinnati. After a long bout with tendonitis, "Schoony" joined the Black Labels for six years before closing out his career as player/manager in directing Akron Insulating to a couple of League championships. Despite hurling many fine games, one of his most talked about games was in 1966 when he "scattered" 16 hits while shutting-out a Nino's team. Schoony has also been called upon by youth, high school, and local college teams for his expertise in teaching young pitchers.