An outstanding hitter and fine fielding shortstop from the west side who was an W.A.B.L. All-Star early in his career that continued at Firestone High where he made All-City in 1976. From the preps, Dan moved on to Akron U (1977-81) where he led the Zips on offense while serving as team captain, '80-81, and Zip "MVP" '80-81. Always a consistent .300 plus hitter and RBI, and homerun leader, he moved into AA ball while with the Zips. Dan played and was a leader for Hudson Mohawk Chiefs, Humiston Appliance, Champion Akron Insulating, Oakwood Bar, Genesee Beer, and Champion Wadsworth Cinema teams while making four All-Star teams.