He was an outstanding outfielder, pitcher, and later a manager on the Akron sandlots for better than 30 years. Strong and demanding, but fair as well to his players in his later years as a manager, Pete was a tough competitor throughout his career. On the mound as a strong-armed pitcher and as a hard-hitting outfielder, Pete displayed outstanding leadership qualities by his actions and winning production. He helped teams such as the Akron Yankee Juniors, Goodrich Local #5, Killian Celtics, and Akron Orphans to numerous City and State championships, highlighted by the NABF National Championship Akron Orphans in 1945. As a manager, Pete led the Smith Sheriffs and Souvenir Beer teams to City and District titles. Pete becomes the third member of his family to be selected to the Greater Akron Baseball Hall of Fame, joining brothers John (1983) and George (1984).