Dan began his catching career as a little leaguer and after 40 years he is still at it. At Buchtel High School he won 3 letters and was MVP in 1966. At The University of Akron he won 4 letters and was MVP in 1970. While still at Akron U. he began playing in the AA League with such teams as Azar Denholms, Kent (Portage Co. League), Wadsworth A.C., Red Peppers, Pfeifle Undertakers, Ellet Graphic Arts, Custom Trophies, Forest City, Crocker's Restaurant, Genessee Beer, Warren (AA League), C&P Sales, Akron Omnicor, and finally to round out 4 decades he is still catching in the Senior League with the Akron Blues. Dan was elected to 13 All-Star teams. He was instrumental in helping his teams to win 9 league championships along with 2 district championships. He was a consistant .350 and above hitter and was AA League RBI leader in 1983.