Jim becomes the fifth member of the "DiLauro Baseball Family" to be inducted, joining father, Charles "Mim" DiLauro(1986 inductee); brother Jack, (1984 inductee); and Uncles Art Boyes (1983 inductee) and Todd Boyes (1987 inductee). Jim's career began in the North Hill Youth League with McConell-Crisp Realty, and the Polish-American Club, and he followed that with an outstanding career as a shortstop at North High, where he captained the 1954 All-City team. Jim then moved on to Akron U where he was team captain in 1957 and 1958, and into the AA league. Jim was named to seven All-Star teams during a 12-year AA career while hitting at a .325 clip with Chester's Diner, Zoff Heating, champion Krispy Kreme, and champion Black Label teams. He closed out his playing days with John Brown's Winding Bar in 1965. Jim also served as coach at Hower High (1961-66), Akron U (1967-68), and was President of the AA league in 1969 and 1970.