Kingsley CroweBorn on an Indian reservation in Ontario, Canada, "King" came to Akron in 1945 at age 18 after a youth career of only hockey and softball because of the lack of youth baseball in Canada. His first true diamond experience was with Goodyear Heights Merchants in '46-47; Barberton Farber Clothes '48-50; and Creston '51-52, where he developed to a .300 plus hitter and an outstanding defensive first baseman. He played the next six years with Krispy Kreme, making the All-Star Team four times and again in 1960 with J.O.U.A.M. before closing out his career with Brimfield '61-63 in the Portage County League.