Was an outstanding third baseman in the Norton and Wadsworth youth leagues and an All-Metro selection at Norton High in 1968-69. He was a 3-year letterman at Kent State and team captain in 1973. Played 14 years in AA league ball. Selected to 12 All-Star teams while playing with champion Red Pepper, Eaton Pride, Forest City, Custom Trophy and Crocker's Restaurant teams. A lefty hitter and speedy runner, he was usually among hitting and stolen base leaders. Was player-general manager of champion Forest City teams in 1978-80. And earned the Frank Garcia Memorial Outstanding Player Award in 1980. Following this active regular AA League play, he came out of retirement to play in the Senior League. He was an important contributor to the 20 win and no loss season of the Akron Blues championship team.