Bobby Nash

A player whose feats with a baseball at old West High School, the Akron area sandlots and Toledo University are legendary. At West, he was a natural athlete--a star in baseball, football basketball, and track. However, baseball was his great love. He pitched a no-hitter in high school, two more in the Akron sandlot leagues and three more while twirling for the Toledo Rockets. In one of those no-hitters in Toledo, Nash struck out 24 of 27 Heidelberg batters he faced. In another season while hurling the old Smith Sheriffs to the City A League title, Nash won 13 of 14 games, striking out 139 in 106 innings. In addition, he batted .428. It was in 1948 that Nash reached his peak. While pitching for the Borden Autos in the AABC National Championship in Battle Creek, Nash pitched 33 scoreless innings and was selected the tourney's most outstanding player.