A lefty swinging, solid defensive outfielder for 20 years on the Akron sandlots played with Champion National A.C. and American Legion youth teams and Gray's IGA; South High ('38-41), then with Orphans (1942). Served in Navy '43-46, Firestone Local #5 1946, Kenmore Tavern ('47-48) and Akron U where he lettered three years. He played with Norka Plating and Havre Chevy ('48-50); and with Champion Borden Autos, Souvenir Beer, Old Dutch Beer, Canton Road Furniture before ending with Howe construction and Zoff Heating in '55-56. Was named to four all-star teams. Also umpired for 22 years on local & collegiate level.