Frank Pinter

A strong, muscular catcher who starred at Hower Vocational School before joining Speed Bosworth's Akron Yankee Jrs., Pinter caught 4 no-hitters during his 14 year career, with such teams as Cuyahoga Falls Moose, Simpson Markets, and Akron Orphans. He played with the Army Unit team traveling from North Africa to Italy and France, featuring several Major League and Triple A players. He caught the World Championship game between the NBF Champion Akron Orphans and the ABC Champion Baltimore Glenn L. Martin Bombers. He was a consistant .300 plus hitter and in 1940 stole 26 bases. Frank had a fierce competitive spirit and was tough enough to have played in the barehanded days of baseball. He died in 1975 at age 57.