Roger was a strong, right-handed pitcher with almost a sidearm delivery. He was a three-time Waterloo High "MVP" and was Co-Captain at Lakeland FL Community College. He played in the Minors for the '78 Royals, '80-'81 Tigers, and '82-'83 Mets. While in the Akron "AA", Roger was selected as an All Star in '83-'84 in the Field Falcon League and State Champs. He earned state titles with Canton Dr.Ferguson '85-'86, '91 Crockers when he was the Garcia Award Winner, C+P Sales Champs. He was selected as an All Star from '92-'94 in the Canton "A" League. Roger played in the Roy Hobbs tournament and picked up the State and National AABC Titles (4 times) '96-'08. During his 26 year amateur career, Roger won 296 games.