Ron DeGrandHe capped a 3-year varsity career as a hard hitting catcher in 1968 at Lakewood St. Edward High by leading the team three years in a row in hitting.  Named to the Cleveland Plain Dealer Dream Team two years, he was the first ever for his school to be selected on an All-State team. In the All-State Series games in Columbus, he was selected as the MVP. That earned Ron a full scholarship to Kent State where he caught for 3 years and then earned All-Mac in 1972 as an outfielder when he hit .324 and 8 homeruns in only 24 games.  Ron played in the Cleveland & Lakewood Leagues with the Parma Tals and Schrader Co. championship teams where he combined power and speed by leading the team in home runs and stolen bases. He signed a minor league contract with the Indians in 1973.  He joined Akron Insulating in 1974-77, where he made the 1974 All-Stars. Ron helped the Insulaters win the 1975 title and guided them to a second place finish as 1976 player-manager. Ron has come out of retirement to participate in the Senior League. He was instrumental in helping the league champion Akron Blues team to a 38 win and no loss seasons.