Russell GarciaA St. Mary High youngster who transferred to South High to finish out his prep playing days, Rosey began back then to show his skill and hitting and pitching prowess as a small but strong right-hander. While in high school, he played for Speed Bosworth's Akron Sporting Goods Title teams and followed that with stints with the Champion Killian Celtics, General Tire, Cleveland Fisher Foods, and B&W teams. While in the service he played and pitched for the All-Service Champion Manhattan Beach team that also won the NABF Tournament. While also in the service his squad got to the ABF Title game before Garcia lost a 3-2 duel against Bob Feller. After averaging nearly ten strikeouts per game he pitched, a rotator cuff injury curtailed Rosey's career in the late forties.