Anderson Jr, Harry
Harry was a complete and outstanding athlete from the Kenmore area. He lettered in every sport at Kenmore High School. As a junior he was offered a bonus contract to play pro baseball, which his father declined for him, stating his education was more important than money. During the summers he played for the Kenmore Taverns and Kenmore Blues before joining the first Akron Orphan team of City All-Stars. Upon graduation he and nearly every classmate were drafted for World War II, so his professional start was again delayed. Following the war he went to Kent State University for a couple of years and to Goodyear for a short period. He signed with the Butler Yanks in 1946 to begin a 9 year pro career that looked like a U.S. travelogue: Butler and Youngstown (Mid Atlantic League), Tucson (Texas & Arizona League), Waterloo and Keokuk (3-I League), and Fort Lauderdale and St. Petersburg (Florida International League). Always a superior fielding first baseman, Harry developed into a power hitter to help the St. Petersburg Saints gain the play-offs on several occasions. He became dissatisfied with the lack of progress and earnings and returned to Akron. He was employed by 1991 Hall of Famer, Glen West, in the automobile sales business. Harry now resides in Sun City, Arizona and is an avid golfer.