Outstanding three-sport star at West High in football, basketball, and baseball. Proved very versatile on the diamond as he blended his defensive skills to be able to handle the second-third-shortstop spots and the outfield while displaying hitting with power and excellent base-stealing ability. Played for championship class B, C, and D teams from 1941-44 and at West High, '45-47. Played for Holland Furnace, then moved to Stembridge All-Stars (1949 All-Star shortstop), Elite Billiards, and Royal Vagobonds. After a stint in Korea, he finished with the talented Krispy Kremes, 1953-55.