Hank BurmeisterA hard throwing, right-handed pitcher, Hank made an indelible mark on Akron area baseball. He pitched for Stow High School winning All-Metro honors before entering Kent State University. With the Flashes he lettered as a freshman and a sophomore. At Kent State he was undefeated during the two seasons, before transferring to the University of Michigan, where he continued his winning ways. He played in the AA League with the Civitan Club and finally with the Borden Auto Teams of 1948 and 1949. His pitching helped the autos to State championships in 1948 and 1949. He pitched the championship game in Battle Creek, Michigan in 1948. Hank opted for college in 1946 in lieu of offers from the New York Giants and the St. Louis Cardinal organizations.