Mike Pokorosky had one of the most geographically expanded baseball careers of any of the players in the Greater Akron Baseball Hall of Fame, starting on the sandlots of Firestone Park playing youth baseball and crossing the big pond as a member of the U.S. Army team in Germany that played the great game throughout Europe.
Pokorosky advanced from Firestone Park Little League teams to play on advanced youth baseball teams under the highly respected Mike Kura from 1959 through 1965. He later starred at Garfield High School, helping the Rams capture 2 City Series championships as a pitcher and outfielder. He then went on to play fall ball at Ohio University.
Pokorosky played and coached a battalion team in the U.S. Army in 1966 and 1967 and when he returned to Akron he started a standout hitting and pitching career in the Class AA league. Pokorosky was one of the top power hitters in the Class AA league and was a two-time Class AA All-Star honoree two times during his career from 1968 through 1973. The longtime Akron resident was a star outfielder and relief pitcher on some of the top teams in the league in that era.