Ellison, Alex "Serb"
Began his playing days as a first baseman for Belenky Tailors in 1934, and moved on to the 1936 Class B Champion Lapenna Cleaners team. From there he helped South High to successful 1936 and 1937 seasons, including hitting at a .437 clip while leading the Cavaliers to the '37 Championship. After a crack at pro ball in 1939 with Butler in the Penn State League, Youngstown in the Mid-Atlantic League, and Toledo in the American Association in 1940, Serb returned in '41, pounding out a .375 batting average while helping Goodrich Local #5 win the League Title. He also filled in at pitching and catching duties. The service took Serb out of baseball, but he was able to get some action on the ballfields in the Philippines with the Army's 1st Battalion teams.