Rated as one of the Top Ten Best Baseball players ever in the Akron Amateur Ranks and proved it with his fine hitting and splendid outfield play. Always around the .400 batting mark, even when he began playing in the youth leagues of South Akron and through his high school days at St. Mary and with the Akron Orphans in A ball. Was named to five All-Star teams. Played in Giants Minor League system for five years before injury curtailed his career. Managed Zoff Heating ('56-'57), won League Title in '57 and managed All-Star team. Played college ball at Cal-Poly.