A tremendous athlete from Akron Firestone Park area, Steve was an outstanding right-handed pitcher in the Park youth leagues and at Garfield where he was All-City. Steve was usually his team's leading hitter as well. He became a team captain at the University of Akron in baseball and played All-Star type football with the Zips as he did with Garfield High. In the Akron AA League, Steve made the All-Star team with NABF World Series Finalist Nino's Lounge and Barberton Weather-Seal. An arm injury curtailed his baseball career but he moved into softball and was elected to the Summit County Softball Hall of Fame.