Terry was a versatile player at all positions while he played in the Columbus Area Youth Leagues. He was All Central Buckeye League Champion for Upper Arlington High teams in '63-'64. He was awarded All-MAC infielder at Ohio U in '65-'66. He became "AA" Akron All-Star Performer playing for champion Acme Ash and Akron Insulating Teams. Teams he played on won 5 titles while playing all nine positions and posting a lifetime .345 batting average and making four All-Star teams.