After playing on several youth teams, Quintin became serious about baseball at Barberton High School, where he played three years at second base. His introduction into the AA League came as a 15 year-old with the Barberton Genets in 1945, playing every game. He continued to play on some of the area's premier teams, including the Farber Clothes and Barberton Merchants before joining the championship Smith Sheriffs. He signed a pro contract with the Cleveland Indian organization, being assigned to Midland, Texas of the Longhorn League. His pro career was interrupted by service in the Army, where he was able to play on the Base Nine. The team was located in Paris, France and competed in the European Theatre for two years. Following his service stint he returned to pro-ball with Abilene, Texas in the Tex-Mexico League. He later signed with the Philadelphia Phillies organization being assigned to Mattoon, Ill. of the Mississippi-Ohio Valley League. On his return to the greater Akron area he played with Zoff Heating, Krispy Kremes and Lakewood. At Lakewood he won the league batting title. He was a member of the first four All-Star teams representing Akron in the Akron-Canton series. All in all he played on eight championship teams. In 1990 he was elected to the Barberton Sports Hall of Fame.