He rode into the Akron C League behind his Hall of Fame brother, Hal, on the Gordon Drug Aces team that was coached and financed by his father in 1934. In 1936 he moved with Hal into B League action as an outfielder with the Akron Jays and in 1937 for Sohio A.C. in the A League. As a freshman at Buchtel High in '38, Coach Chuck Kenney made Stan "the only left-handed shortstop in captivity" because of his strong arm and defensive range. In the summer of '39, Joe Winkler put Stan on the mound and he responded with a 10-1 record as the Killian Celtics won the pennant and reached the NABF finals in Washington. A year later, Stan had a complete championship season, leading Buchtel to the City school boy title with a 7-1 record and going 12-3 for the Champion Celtics, who again got to the NABF finals, where Stan was chosen for the national NABF Tournament All-Star team. In 1941 he posted back-to-back no-hitters against Central and Hower, and struck out 112 in 49 innings while allowing only 17 hits and four earned runs. Following high school, Stan joined the Canton Terriers for an All-Star 17-5 record, was 3-1 at Wooster College and 13-2 for Fort Hayes before moving to pro ball. In eight years traveling on the pro circuit, Stan had a couple of short stints in the major leagues with the Red Sox in 1944, and the Cardinals in 1945-46.