East High School has produced many excellent players for our Hall of Fame and joining that group is another, Jim Floto. Jim served as captain for 2 years and led the team to 3 district championships and a regional trophy. Before that he learned the basics with the Post 209 and East Akron Nash teams in the American Legion. At The University of Akron he was a 4 year letterman, serving as captain during 1956. In 1955 he received the MVP Award. In 1956 he received the Touchdown Clubs Outstanding Player Award. He played in the AA League with Souvenir Beers, Old Dutch Beers, Howe Construction, Krispy Kremes and the Borden Autos 1949 championship team. He played on the Naval Air Station team in Memphis, Tenn. Jim had a .345 lifetime batting average and played on 4 All-Star teams. He was a keen student of the game. He sustained a broken finger just prior to a scheduled try-out with the Memphis Blues of the International League, preventing his shot at the pros.