Garcia, Russell "Rosey"
A 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.