Meet The Newest Class of Inductees

2018 Inductees

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  • Wilmer Caraballo

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  • Chuck Crowder

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  • Ron Dessecker

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  • Tom Giffen

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  • Linc Hackim III

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  • Greg Isaacs

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  • Harry Kalbaugh

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  • Kenny Linn

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  • Alex Marconi

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  • Ty Moorhead

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  • Patrick O’Brien

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  • Paul Serra

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  • Ken Babby – RubberDucks

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  • Jim Pfander – RubberDucks

2018 Service Award Winners are:

  • Dan Duignan – GEORGE POPP AWARD
  • Rick McGalliard – JACK S. TRAMONTE AWARD
  • Jack Kilway – GLENN “SPEED” BOSWORTH AWARD
  • Don Booth – MIKE KURA AWARD
  • Doug Price – GOLDEN CLEAT AWARD
  • Dave Vowles – GOLDEN CLEAT AWARD

Inductee Bio List

Last nameFirst namePlayer BioInductee PhotoYear InductedDecade InductedStatus
AddisBob

Bob becomes the 13th honoree who made it all the way to the big leagues. While at Barberton High School he received 12 letters and led the baseball team in every offensive category. Click here for full bio


19951990
AddisCarl

Another outstanding Barberton athlete is being honored by the GABHOF for his accomplishments. Carl played with several youth teams before becoming a star outfielder for the Magics. Click here for full bio


19971990
AdolphTom

A lanky, right-handed pitcher/first baseman/outfielder, who began his career in 1953 with West Chevrolet Little League, Canton Road Pony League and at Mogadore High and Post# 209 where he developed into one of the county's best pitchers. Click here for full bio

19911990
AlexanderDrew

Drew developed into a top-notch, right-handed control pitcher with Akron youth teams including Champion Akron Blues, Akron National AC, West Akron Baseball and Lockhart Construction D teams. Click here for full bio


20072000
AllioTom

Over six decades caught some of the finest pitchers in Akron Area baseball history. Click here for full bio

20132010
Post 209American Legion19971990
AndersonHarry19951990
ArehartChet

As a pitcher at old Suffield High School, Arehart set Portage County records, which to this day have not been broken. He even made "Ripley's Believe It Or Not" in 1933 when he struck out 27 batters, but lost the game on errors. Click here for full bio

19841980
ArnoneTony19901990
ArthurJim

Although he never played much organized baseball, Jim fell in love with the game following the Tallmadge Little League teams on all age levels. And for 10 of the past 12 years he has made an annual trip to the Little League World Series in Williamsport, PA with a Tallmadge entourage. Click here for full bio

19921990
AshErnie

Outstanding career in Cleveland youth leagues, went on to star at Strongsville H.S. and played at Ohio University. Click here for full bio

20132010
AshworthBill

The tall righthanded pitcher was a top hurler for Ewing Jewlers (G-H) teams; State Champion Rempel Deegee (Pony) teams; American Legion Post 209 championship teams; and helped lead East High to City or district titles in 1955-57. Click here for full bio

19981990
AustinWinston19891980
AylwardBill

He first put on the "tools of ignorance" at age nine and one year later was in the Class C League with Fairlawn AC. His teams for the next five years were recognized as one of the best in Class C and D, winning a number of championships during that span. Click here for full bio

19851980
BadiniJane-Jacobs19941990
BaileyClark

A Stow High grad who played third base for several years in the A League with Civitan Club, Zoff Heating and Old Dutch Beer before an injury curtailed his playing career. Click here for full bio

19921990
BakerBob19921990
BaldwinBilly

An outstanding pitcher, outfielder, and 1st baseman in West Akron youth leagues. He was an All-City at Buchtel High and played 2 years at Southern U. Billy was an All-Star for Red Peppers while in Akron. Click here for full bio

20102010Deceased
BallJim

Tough, hard-nosed catcher who began playing with the YMCA Legion team in 1934. Played in the Legion Title team in 1935, and the South High Title team in 1937. Click here for full bio

19891980
BalticPete

Talented left-handed pitcher for Kenmore Little League and Youth Teams. Pete was an All-City selection while at Kenmore High. Click here for full bio

20102010
BangstonPat

Grew up playing and learning all positions in Tallmadge Youth Leagues especially pitching, catching and at third base. Was on "B" and "AA" title teams in Tallmadge Little League Programs. Click here for full bio

20012000
BarefootJeff

An outstanding hard hitting shortstop who played for a number of champion Cuyahoga Falls youth teams: Little League ('63-64); Civitan Club (G national finalists '65); Redbirds (E-F '66-69) title teams; Big Gold (D) '70-71. At Cuyahoga Falls High, Jeff lettered 3 years, Diamond Conference champs '71-72, all-conference '72. Click here for full bio

19981990
BarkerLen20072000
BarnesWilliam19861980
BarnhouseScott

A three-sport star at St. Clairesville, Ohio, H.S., named to the 1978 All-State Baseball team and Player of the Year in the Ohio Valley Conference. Click here for full bio

20132010
BarrettJim

Jim began his career as a hard-hitting first baseman in Cuyahoga FallsYouth Leagues with CF Tigers, Astros Wildcat teams then at Falls High school. Click here for full bio

20042000
BarrettTom

Began his career as an outstanding right-handed pitcher and strong hitting catcher with East Akron youth teams including Champion Annunciation CYO and Post 209 title teams. Click here for full bio

20022000
BartonJim

A 6'2", 220-pound right-handed pitcher from Copley High School, who had an outstanding career at Akron U, twice being named to the Ohio Conference All-League Team, including 1967 when he posted an 0.93 ERA. Click here for full bio

19871980
BascoQuintin

After playing on several youth teams, Quintinbecame serious about baseball at Barberton High School, where he played three years at second base. Click here for full bio

19961990
BatesRoy

The legendary coach at West Salem Northwestern High School in Wayne County whose teams racked up an amazing 297-14 winning record from 1951 thru 1960, including a 1959 Class A State Championship. Click here for full bio

19991990
BeahnRob

Rob played on the Cuyahoga Falls Little League North District Champs teams of 1991 and 1992. He played Varsity at Cuyahoga Falls High School in 1996, 1997, and 1998. Click here for full bio

20162010
BealMarv

Rugged right-handed pitcher/outfielder out of Goodyear Heights youth leagues: Hillside Terriers, Blue Devils, "E" Akron Braves State Champs '61, "E" Akron Bucs State Champs '62. Click here for full bio

20032000Deceased
BealsGreg

Greg Beals dreamed growing up that baseball would be his life. Beals knows how fortunate he his. He's 45 years old and baseball is still his life. Click here for full bio

Greg Beals
20152010
BegueRoger

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. Click here for full bio

20102010
BettsTodd

Akron Aeros standout infielder from 1996-99, Second Most Career Games: 400, Second Most Career At-bats: 1370, Second Most Career Runs: 215, Second Most Career Hits: 359, Tied for Most Career Doubles: 80, Most Career Homeruns: 57, Most Career RBIs: 208, and Most Career Walks, 236. Click here for full bio

20132010
BickleyRoy

After an outstanding career at Monton High in his native Tallassee, Alabama, where his team compiled an 80-0 three-year record, Roy played in the Black Negro League for the Tallassee Indians. Click here for full bio

19861980
BierceTom

Lefty power hitting 1st baseman and pitcher for Tallmadge Little League and Youth Teams. In 1975, he was part of the Little League State Champs. Click here for full bio

20102010
BirkbeckMike

Was reared in baseball in Orville youth leagues primarily as a rugged righthanded pitcher, outfielder, first baseman and hitter. Click here for full bio

20012000
BisesiJack

After an excellent baseball career at Garfield High School, Jack joined the Greater Akron AA League's Alex Redl Golf Shop team in 1952. Click here for full bio

19821980
BlankenshipNoel

West Virginia native Noel Blankenship learned early about the high price for fame in baseball when he was hitting .500 as a teenager in the Sertoma League in Richmond, Va., that featured a bevy of ex-professional ball players. Click here for full bio

20152010
BloedornChuck

Born in North Carolina but grew up playing baseball in the Chicago area where he developed as a versatile infielder, including a 1930 All-City second base season at Scherz High, at that time the largest high school in the country. Click here for full bio

19911990
BoarmanDan

Learned the game in Cuyahoga Falls Youth Leagues as a hard hitting outfielder. Hit .412 for "D" state champion C.F.L. B Construction Company in 1967. Click here for full bio

20012000
BordenKarl

A top-flight sponsor of the powerful Borden Auto teams of 1946-57 that captured eight City titles, seven State championships, and numerous National, District and Regional titles. Click here for full bio

19851980
BoscoMike

Soccer is the big sport in his native Yugoslavia, but Bosco adapted well to the sport of baseball after moving to Akron at the age of seven. Click here for full bio

19831980
BosworthGlenn "Speed"19841980
BoveingtonTom

Tom Boveington has seen it all in the evolution of what today is known as the very successful Roy Hobbs Baseball leagues in northern Ohio. Click here for full bio

20142010
BoyesArt

Through the 1930's and into the 1950's, Boyes established himself as one of the greatest left-handed hitters in Akron baseball history. Click here for full bio

19831980
BoyesTodd19871980
Brinkley JrLarry

Had an outstanding career on the youth level in Springfield Township and at Springfield High, where he led the Spartan Mound Corp. for three years, including his senior season in 1955 when he won 13 games, including a once in a lifetime feat of pitching three consecutive no-hitters. Click here for full bio

19881980
BrownDon

As a 14-year old, Don began pitching and playing outfield for American Legion Post 209, where he immediately established himself as a winner. Click here for full bio

19971990
BrownJeff

Was an All-Star shortstop for champion Troy Ohio youth, legion, and high school teams before switching to centerfield at Toledo University. Click here for full bio

19981990
BrownOral

Considered by many as one of the best sponsors of youth baseball of the time. For eight years Brown sponsored Canton Road Furniture in the A League. Click here for full bio

19841980
BrownRick

As a member of the Euclid, Ohio 12 year-old league champions, Rick was introduced into top line competition by playing in the Little League World Series for three consecutive years. Click here for full bio

19961990
BrownleePaul19991990
BryantDave20132010
BurlesonPaul

A three-year starter and hard-nose second baseman for legendary coach, Dave Young's 1969 Metro League Champions at Tallmadge H.S., he was named All-League in 1969 and 70. Click here for full bio

20132010
BurmeisterHank19941990
ButcherBill19891980
CanforaMark

Smooth fielding, clutch hitting, shortstop for Barberton Youth Leagues. He played for the Magic High AII- Diamond League and hit .368, .387 in '75-'76. Click here for full bio

20102010
CarissAl

Went into Marines after two All-Star shortstop years at Frankford High (Phil., PA) and played on Okinawa Phillipines League and Tourney Championship teams. Click here for full bio

19891980
CarlsonHerb

A 1941 Hower High grad, Herb was a consistent .300 hitting outfielder with the Bucs and Sohio A.C. in his younger days, including the '41 Class A and Class A-B Title teams. Click here for full bio

19881980
CarrollPaul T.19881980
ChaboudyRussell20032000
ChaboudyTom

Outstanding all-around player and fierce competitor who, over the pastyears, has excelled at all levels from the Cuyahoga Falls youth leagues, through high school, college, the Akron AA League and NEO Roy Hobbs Senior Baseball. Click here for full bio

20132010
ChanceDean

From the Hot Stove League through American Legion and high school baseball, the brilliance of Dean Chance's pitching ability was evident. He provided West Salem's young teams with four championships. Click here for full bio

19961990
CherryRoosevelt

Developed outstanding skills as an infielder, primarily at shortstop and third base in East Akron Youth Leagues and then at East High School where his hitting and base stealing abilities were magnified in All-City performances. Click here for full bio

20022000
CiavarellaLarry

Larry Ciavarella began his long association with the game as a youth player in the North Hill baseball league, but made his name as a highly respected umpire at several levels over a long period. Click here for full bio

20152010
CistoneJohn

An outstanding infielder who could handle the second or third base spots with ease, John hit the sandlots of North Hill with St. Anthony youth teams and developed into a top-notch fielder and clutch hitter with four fine years each at St. Vincent High and Akron University. Click here for full bio

19911990
ClarkEddie20162010
ClayDain

Was a 3 sport star at Cuyahoga Falls High School. He played 3 years with the National A.C. team before joining Speed Bosworth's Akron Yankee Jrs., a team of All-City players. Click here for full bio

19931990
CoeyGarrett

His career as an outstanding hitter, third baseman and shortstop began as a 14-year old prepster at Akron's South High School on Thornton Street. During those formative years, Coey played with the Silver Seals, West Chevrolet and Golden Age Beverage teams. Click here for full bio

19821980
CookCalvin

He was a slick fielding shortstop and very dangerous leadoff man/base stealer with magical bunting ability, in South Akron Youth Leagues. He was 3 time All City for South High Cavaliers. Click here for full bio

20102010
CostelloJoe

A hard-working, hard-throwing bulldog of a pitcher on the mound during his best amateur days on the Akron sandlots. However, he also handled outfield and third base positions capably. Click here for full bio

19841980
CostiganJerry

Began his career in West Akron youth leagues and became an outstanding outfielder and crafty lefthanded pitcher. Click here for full bio

20012000
CostillDan

Dan began his catching career as a little leaguer and after 40 years he is still at it. At Buchtel High School he won 3 letters and was MVP in 1966. Click here for full bio

19941990
CottonJoe

Joe Cotton had a clear vision from an early age as to what his profession was going to be. I was about 3 or 4 years old and I was at an Indians game with my dad, Cotton said. Click here for full bio

20152010
CoxDon

For over 50 years Don has been Manager/Sponsor of Sharon Center Cox Painting youth and adult baseball teams. He has also been a one-man field crew, taking care of the Sharon Center Field while leading his teams to numerous youth and adult championships. Click here for full bio

20072000
CraigMark

Mark was born in Akron on June 18,1950 and grew up on North Hill in Akron. If you know him from the Hill, he is better known by the nickname Willie. He graduated from North High School in 1969 and enlisted in US Marine Corps in July of 1969. Click here for full bio

20162010
CramerWillie

Willie began his catching duties at an early age, with the White Trucks and the Shamrocks A.C. Class C B teams. Since his high school had no baseball program he played with the Post #209 team Class A League entry. Click here for full bio

19961990
CraverDon

Primarily a shortstop who also saw duty at third second, his career began in early forties with youth teams: Firestone Post 566, 209; Triplett Terriers, S.A. Merchants, Akron Yankees and was All-City for 1947 Garfield High District Champs. Click here for full bio

19911990
Crocker Jr.Bill

Without the dedication and desire of sponsor's to help greater Akron area baseball with monetary assistance, there would be no organized baseball as we have come to know and appreciate. Click here for full bio

19931990
Crocker srBill19851980
CromleyRay

A 5'10" 145-pound lefty who could fire heat and had excellent control, dominated Barberton Little League and Babe Ruth League play. Set records at Barberton High for most wins and strikeouts, was MVP 1961 All-Ohio game. Click here for full bio

19911990
CroskeyDon19991990
CroweKingsley

Born on an Indian reservation in Ontario, Canada, "King" came to Akron in 1945 at age 18 after a youth career of only hockey and softball because of the lack of youth baseball in Canada. Click here for full bio

19901990
DavidsonKurt

Kurt Davidson left North Canton Hoover High School in 2004 and promptly continued to establish the same reputation at the University of Akron becoming a rare three-time All-Mid-American Conference honoree and three-time team MVP for the Zips. Click here for full bio

20152010
DavisGeorge

Following a lengthy period of time as a fine player with such teams as the Avery A.C. Stembridge All-Stars, Royal Vagabonds, Holland Furnaces, Warren, Ohio Gamecocks, and a year with the Pittsburgh Crawfords of the National Negro League, George embarked on an umpiring career. Click here for full bio

19971990
DeaganPatrick20172010
DeGrandRon

He capped a 3-year varsity career as a hard hitting catcher in 1968 at Lakewood St. Edward High by leading the team three years in a row in hitting. Click here for full bio

19921990
DennisonJim

This Hall of Famer excelled in football and baseball at both Wadsworth High School and the College of Wooster. An outstanding second baseman and outfielder, Dennison showed leadership traits early in his career. Click here for full bio

19861980
DiceEldon

From his youth days in the Old South Akron League through the tough Class AA action, Eldon did the job for the teams he played for and helped them win many championships. Click here for full bio

19861980
DienoffPhil

A South High grad who entered Syracuse U on an athletic scholarship as a track star and finished first in the National Freshman Cross Country Championship. Click here for full bio

19921990
DiesMike20142010
DilauroCharles "Mim"19861980
DilauroJack

He began an outstanding youth career as a pitcher in the North Akron Leagues and at North High before joining the Tramonte Black Labels in 1961. Click here for full bio

19841980
DilauroJim

Jim becomes the fifth member of the "DiLauro Baseball Family" to be inducted, joining father, Charles "Mim" DiLauro(1986 inductee); brother Jack, (1984 inductee); and Uncles Art Boyes (1983 inductee) and Todd Boyes (1987 inductee). Click here for full bio

19871980
DimennaWilliam "Tiny"19831980
DonahueMike

If the Kenmore area had a Hall of Fame, one of the very first to be recognized would be Mike Donahue. Mike has a 35-year association with Kenmore baseball. Click here for full bio

19971990
DonatelliJohn

Talented right-handed pitcher in North Akron Youth Leagues; Champion Dodgers and Yankees (he was only the 2nd player to letter as a freshman at North High). Click here for full bio

20102010
DonatelliRudy

Became known as "The King of North Hill Baseball" as he led numerous youth teams to City and State Championships as a classic hard-hitting first baseman and pitcher in his younger days with teams like the North Akron Dodgers, Ott Construction and Firestone Park Kiwanis in the Class H through D level. Click here for full bio

19871980
DrummCharles19861980
DuncanDick

Began his career playing for champion Amerst, Ohio youth teams as a righthanded pitcher and catcher. Was a team captain, All-League and All-County All-Star at Amherst High '75-78. Click here for full bio

19991990
DunnBernie

Had an outstanding career as a strong-throwing right-handed pitcher and third baseman for 14 years on the local sandlots. Click here for full bio

19881980
DunnKevin

One of the founding fathers of Manchester A's traveling baseball teams, along with Jerry Vance and Bill Round. The success of the various age levels A's teams have been remarkable: 13 appearances in various World Series, 23 various State Championships.Click here for full bio

20002000
DuttonDean

He moved from All-City performances at Garfield High in the mid 1950's to successful All-Star performances in the A League, beginning his rookie season with Krispy Kreme at age 18 when he was the first recipient of the Frank Garcia Award as the League's most outstanding player. Click here for full bio

19841980
EarleyBob20102010
EliasEddie

A left-handed smooth fielding first baseman and switch-hitter, Eddie began playing in the West Akron Youth Leagues, and then the D League, which led to an 8-year career in AA ball.Click here for full bio

19901990
EllisGeorge

George umpired in the AA League for 11 years, most of that time as a member of the "George" Team. He and George Joyce (1984) as a team were regarded as one of Akron's best. Click here for full bio

19961990
EllisonAlex19881980
EplingBill

Starting with the youth teams in Barberton, Bill became one of Barberton High's premiere pitchers accumulating a 7-1 record during his senior year. Click here for full bio

19951990
EsolaTony

As a youth, Tony played on the 1963 Meadows Realty who won the GABF Class F City Championship. In 1970, he played on the Goodyear Heights Orientals who won the GABF Class D City Championship. During that season, he threw a no-hitter (perfect game for 6 1/3 innings).Click here for full bio

20162010
FahrerFrank19911990
FahrerHank19871980
FarmerRobert19911990
FarrellJim

Former Marlington High School and Kent State University standout pitcher Jim Farrell was one good break away from landing on the mound at Fenway Park after posting a 14-win season at the Red Sox's Class AAA team in Pawtucket in 1998.Click here for full bio

20142010
FeltonIra19951990
FentonJim

Jim's baseball career began in the Firestone Park program with the Akron Yankees, moving on to Garfield High School as their regular shortstop for three years. His steady play helped Garfield win the City Championship in 1950 and into the finals for the State Tournament.Click here for full bio

19961990
FilerSam

Sam was a powerful hitting first baseman-outfielder, whose determination to win was legendary among his teammates and friends. He played on the West Side Sandlots before winning 3 letters at Buchtel High School.Click here for full bio

19941990
FinneyEd

From his All-City days at West High through his days in the A League and the travels through the historic old Negro Leagues, Ed Finney was a "bulldog" of a player, ripping out line drive base hits and sweeping the field from second or third base positions. Click here for full bio

19841980
FirthJim

Was a 1960 graduate of St. Mary's High who was a switch hitting catcher who hit more than .500 during a four year high school career. He was an All-City catcher in baseball for four years and All-City in football basketball for two years. Click here for full bio

19931990
FletcherDick

An outstanding football-baseball athlete at Barberton High School, Fletcher became best known as a pitcher who "loves trouble" and responded to the pressure by becoming a bulldog on the mound. Click here for full bio

19831980
FletcherRick

Baseball has been forever a way of life for Rick and all the Fletchers. He joins his father, Dick, a 1983 inductee as the ninth father-son combo to have been so honored. Click here for full bio

19961990
FletcherScott

After a solid career in Wadsworth youth leagues and at Wadsworth High (All-0hio, 1975), Scott displayed his professional potential at Toledo U, Valencia JC, Georgia Southern and in the Akron AA League as a speedy, fine hitting defensive shortstop. Click here for full bio

19981990
FlotoJim

East High School has produced many excellent players for our Hall of Fame and joining that group is another, Jim Floto. Jim served as captain for 2 years and led the team to 3 district championships and a regional trophy. Click here for full bio

19941990
FloydTom20142010
FohlLee

Born in Marietta, Ohio. Played briefly in the major leagues with the Pittsburgh Pirates (19 02) and Cincinnati Reds (1903). Click here for full bio

20132010
FoltzChet

Managed and helped sponsor the famous National A.C. teams from 1924 through 1960. One of the most beloved managers in Akron baseball hitory as a strict disciplinarian with an aura of class that his players carried with them through their own lives. Click here for full bio

20022000
FrancesconiAl

Enjoyed 14 years on the Sandlots beginning as a second baseman with the National A.C. Title teams, 1935-38. At Buchtel High he also handled third base and catching duties and helped the Griffs to their first ever title in 1940. Click here for full bio

19891980
FrascellaNick

He first made a name for himself as a cager at the College of Wooster, where he is a member of the school's Hall of Fame. He later played with the Goodyear Wingfoots, but his claim to fame in this situation is as an umpire. Click here for full bio

19841980
FrossDave

Long and illustrious career as a player and coach. Served 27 years as the Head Baseball Coach at the University of Akron and retired in 2000 as the winningest Ohio coach ever (774 victories) in NCAA Division I Baseball (13 state universities). Click here for full bio

20132010
GageSal19901990
GalehouseDenny

Denny grew up in the Doylestown area youth leagues and semi-pro leagues before launching an 18-year professional baseball career. He started his major league career with the Cleveland Indians and later played for the Boston Red Sox and St. Louis Browns. Click here for full bio

19871980
GallowayEd

A player's umpire who has "called em" since 1978, and has worked games for over 25 years each in football, basketball, and volleyball on the High School level. Click here for full bio

20102010
GambolJim

An outstanding defensive catcher and handler of pitchers, Jim began his career in the Firestone Park area in 1956 in Little League action, South Akron Colts and Firestone Park "D" teams ('63 champs). Click here for full bio

19991990Deceased
GarciaFrank

Although his career was cut short in 1950 at the relatively young age of 38 due to a back injury, this great player lived long enough to see his teams become perhaps the best in the history of Akron sandlot baseball. Click here for full bio

19821980
GarciaRussell19881980
GatesBruce

A tall, lanky right-hander with plenty of "steam," Bruce played and pitched many Copley area youth teams to League and Tournament Championships, including three All-Star years with Copley Dynamerican, and then as pitcher/shortstop at Copley High from 1970-72. Click here for full bio

19881980
GatesDan

Outstanding pitcher, outfielder and hitter. Starred in Canton, Ohio youth and A leagues winning several championships and earning individual All-Star honors. Click here for full bio

20132010
GilhousenJoe

Joe was an All-Star outfielder for Canton Lehman High, Kent State University and in the Class A Canton League and Akron AA league. Click here for full bio

20072000
GlinskyRay

Baseball Hall of Fame manager Casey Stengel, would tell sportswriters that baseball was 90 percent pitching. Glinsky was the epitome of that bit of "Stengelese" during a long career in the AA League, as well as a brilliant four-year career at Akron U (1962-65). Click here for full bio

19821980
GoddardBill

An outstanding lefty pitcher and centerfielder in Wadsworth Youth Leagues and at Wadsworth High, Bill furthered his career at Akron U for years, patrolling center for the Zips while becoming 1980 Captain and Outstanding Defensive Player. Click here for full bio

20002000
GrayGeorge “Lefty”

Grescovich, Steve,Grescovich,Steve,2017,0,423,Baseball can be addicting and Grescovich cannot get enough of the sport. Click here for full bio

19861980
GrimmMike

Mike grew up on the east side, attending East High, where he was All-City in football and baseball and led East to titles in both sports.Click here for full bio

19841980
GroveJim20172010
Hackim Jr.Linc19841980
Hackim Sr.Linc19831980
HallJeff

A native of East Liverpool where he was All-League for the Potters High School team, the 5'10", 165-pound righthander with a devastating fork ball, had four outstanding seasons at Kent State U, capped by a senior season when he posted a 9-1 record, was All-MAC and played for the USA College All-Stars on a tour in Japan. Click here for full bio

19891980
HamlinDick

Rated as one of the Top Ten Best Baseball players ever in the Akron Amateur Ranks and proved it with his fine hitting and splendid outfield play.Click here for full bio

19891980
HandyRick

Rick began his AA career as a senior out of South High, after an outstanding career in the youth leagues, and established himself as a topnotch shortstop and later second baseman in the field, and a strong clutch hitter at the plate. Click here for full bio

19851980
HargroveMike20142010
HarrisJoe

A transplant from Montgomery, Alabama where he was an All-Star lefthanded pitcher, first baseman and outfielder at Loveless High School. Click here for full bio

19921990
HarrisRuss

A strong, talented right-handed pitcher who led Springfield High to 3 consecutive Metro League titles (1938-40). Click here for full bio

20022000
HarwellIke19901990
HatchSteve

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. Click here for full bio

20072000
HatchWade20072000
HawleyLou

A righthanded pitcher who doubled as a shortstop when not pitching. He had a great high school record at Garfield High before joining the South Akron Merchants, Krumroy Markets, Snyder Lumber, Sahara Dry, and the New Haven Cafes. Click here for full bio

19931990
HeinemanHarold

"Lefty" was one of the best pitchers for more than 15 years on Akron sandlots. The bulky southpaw also hit over .300 consistently. Click here for full bio

19831980
HessePaul

For 37 years Paul has been a very successful coach on the youth, high school, class AA and college levels. Beginning with the Suffield Warriors in 1971 and continuing through the present day with the Mount Union College Purple Raiders. Click here for full bio

20072000
HickmanHub19861980
HickmanSam

This All-Star first baseman's career got off to a great start. He came to Akron from Parkersburg, West Virginia in 1931, and quickly became a fixture in the A League with the North Akron Merchants before moving to the St. Martha team that captured the League crown. Click here for full bio

19841980
HoganJeff

Began play in Firestone Park L.L. in 1956, then with Ellet L.L., Colt Pony Leagues as outstanding pitcher/shortstop. At Ellet High was All-City in baseball as well as basketball and as a senior joined Erhart Kramers AA team where he became an All-Star shortstop. Click here for full bio

19891980
HollandChuck

Chuck Holland was a longtime supporter of youth baseball leagues throughout northeast Ohio and particularly in the Greater Akron area. Beginning in the mid-1960's, Chuck sponsored more than 100 local teams from T-ball to teens and travel teams. Click here for full bio

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HollowayArt

An outstanding left-handed pitcher and first baseman for 12 years, beginning in the A League at age 15 in 1946 with Krispy Kreme where he fashioned a 10-1 record. Click here for full bio

19891980
HooverJohn

An outstanding, power hitting outfielder from the Copley-WABL Youth Leagues and then at Copley High where he earned many honors, including All-State selection in 1966. Click here for full bio

19921990
HorningJerome

A hard-nosed catcher, who was also All-City with North High's State basketball champs in 1935. Click here for full bio

19901990
HostetlerCharles19961990
HowardRuss

After an impressive start in the youth leagues where he excelled as a hard hitting first baseman, Russ became Kenmore High's leading hitter for four years. Click here for full bio

19951990
HowisonTerry

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. Click here for full bio

20102010
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HudsonDon

Don was a strong right-handed hitter, infielder and outfielder, and consistent defensive performer in East Akron Youth Leagues. Click here for full bio

20102010
InglettJoe

Joe was born on June 29, 1978 and grew up in Sacramento, California. He graduated from Mesa Verde High School in 1996. From there, Joe went to the University of Nevada in Reno from 1997 to 2000. Click here for full bio

20162010
JerinaJohn

A scrappy infielder, primarily at third base. John, although only 5'8", 150 pounds, was a leading hitter on his Barberton High team for all four years, batting out of the "clean-up spot." Click here for full bio

19921990
JerinaTony

Played on a number of Barberton area Title teams in his youth where he developed as a strong right-handed pitcher, and because of his natural feel for all parts of the game, was also called on to play any position when his teams needed help somewhere. Click here for full bio

19891980
JohnsonClark19941990
JohnsonJerry

Long, lean and sizzling was the way the "thinman" Jerry Johnson came at batters for 10 years while pitching for Kent State and in the AA League for such teams as Weather Seal, Flexi-Grip, Wadsworth A.C., Red Pepper and the Akron Insulating teams. Click here for full bio

19831980
JohnsonRick

Played with numerous south Akron and Kenmore youth teams including Red Barn, Akron Credit Union, Kenmore Hawks before playing at Kenmore High ('78 City Champs) and Class D Tallmadge Clark Plumbing state tournament finalists. Click here for full bio

20002000
JoyceGeorge

He had a long and brilliant career as a power-hitting outfielder and strong-armed, right-handed pitcher on the Akron sandlots. George had his best years from 1929 through 1939 as he played a key part in seven championships. Click here for full bio

19841980
JoyceJohn

The career of this Hall of Famer blossomed while attending Hower Vocational High School, where he excelled in baseball and basketball. He then followed his brother, Pete, to stardom in local amateur baseball. Click here for full bio

19831980
JoycePete

He was an outstanding outfielder, pitcher, and later a manager on the Akron sandlots for better than 30 years. Strong and demanding, but fair as well to his players in his later years as a manager, Pete was a tough competitor throughout his career. Click here for full bio

19861980
JuhaszLouis "Bony"19891980
KaczmarChris

Chris is a local boy who was born on October 15, 1969. He is a 1988 graduate of Walsh Jesuit High School and a 1992 graduate of Miami University where he earned his Bachelor of Science Degree in Architecture. Click here for full bio

20162010
KaczmarScott

A rocket-hitting and slick-fielding outfielder, Scott set many offensive records at Walsh High school and Ohio State University. Click here for full bio

20042000
KalapodisBill

Had an excellent career as an umpire on the local sandlots and collegiate level from 1956 through 1984. Click here for full bio

19911990
KellerHarry

Made his mark early as a pitcher and then later as a third baseman/outfielder after pitching National A.C. to Y-League titles in '41-42. Click here for full bio

19901990
KelleyHoward

Crafty left-handed pitcher who grew up playing on East side youth teams, YMCA and GABF Leagues. While at East High 1949-53 he also played for American Legion Post 209 teams. Click here for full bio

20032000
KerestlyDave

A New Castle, PA native, where he played for champion little league, pony, colt, legion, and high school teams as an outstanding centerfielder and righthanded pitcher. Click here for full bio

19981990
KetchumCharlie

In the annals of Akron's baseball history only the legendary feats of Charlie Ketchum were able to capture the area's imagination to the extent they did. Click here for full bio

19951990
KillianFrank

The most feared team in the Akron A League was put together by Frank Killian as he secured a young Joe Winkler as manager and recruited the finest talent in the area to win and dominate in two different leagues in the 1930's. Click here for full bio

19981990
KingCharley

Was a powerful, long-range hitting outfielder out of the North Akron Youth Leagues, and North High School, who played on three championship AA teams, and had a stint with the St. Louis Browns farm system for three years. Click here for full bio

19871980
KingDexter

The 6-3, 200-pounder has played and coached baseball in the greater Akron area for more than 30 years. While growing up in the hot bed of Tallmadge baseball, Dexter learned to handle all nine positions on the diamond, with third base probably being his best position. Click here for full bio

20072000
KoenigScott

Scott Koenig showed early promise as a baseball player as a 12-year-old second baseman when he played a key role on a Nordonia Hills Athletics Association team that was undefeated when it qualified for the Pee Wee Reese World Series regional tournament.Click here for full bio

20152010
KoneffJohn

Picked up the game of baseball in his home state of Illinois as a youth, before moving to Akron at age 14. After a couple of years in the youth leagues here, John became a "valuable" addition to the outstanding Sacred Heart and Atlantic Foundry teams during the 1930's. Click here for full bio

19871980
KormushoffDan

An outstanding hitter and fine fielding shortstop from the west side who was an W.A.B.L. All-Star early in his career that continued at Firestone High where he made All-City in 1976. Click here for full bio

19991990Deceased
KousaganPete

A powerful, hard-hitting outfielder who had All-Star years with the Post# 209 and Krispy Kreme championship teams, and also pounded the ball for the Riggs-Lamar and Zoff Heating teams. Click here for full bio

19901990
KovacFrank

After an outstanding youth career, Kovac established himself as an All-Star shortstop in the old Akron A League from 1925-42. An East High grad, Frank began his A career with the champion St. Martha team and champion Sacred Heart team. Click here for full bio

19851980
KovachTy

Star pitcher for the St. Vincent-St. Mary's 1986 State Champions. Earned All-State honors in 1987. Never lost a game in H.S. Fifth-round draft pick of the Cleveland Indians in 1988. Click here for full bio

20132010
KrownappleJoe

A lefthanded pitcher "phenom" out of Hower Vocational School, where he once struck out 5 batters in one inning, due to a couple passed balls. Joe went on to pitch for the Yankee Jrs. and Goodrich Local #5 before going to the Army. Click here for full bio

19931990
KuraMike

During the time Mike was in charge and for almost 30 years, youth baseball flourished in the Firestone Park area and was the standard bearer for all groups in the city, under his leadership as field manager or general manager of 18 youth teams. Click here for full bio

19901990
Kusnyer srErnie

Ernie is being inducted into this Hall of Fame as a manager of several championship teams through all levels of Akron area baseball. Click here for full bio

19911990
KusnyerArt

He made himself known early on in the Akron Sandlots as an outstanding hitter and catcher in the youth leagues that carried on through high school, college, and the pro ranks. Click here for full bio

19861980
LambGeorge

His 30-year career began in 1956 in the Uniontown Little League, and then with Greentown American Legion Post 436 and Schnelling Class D teams. Click here for full bio

19991990
LangPaul

A 6'4", 220-pound center fielder with a strong and accurate arm, Paul was a North High grad who made an instant impact when he moved from youth baseball into the A League. Click here for full bio

19851980
LantzTom

One of the best ever left handed pitchers and hitters to come out of the east side of Akron, Tom began his career with the Goodyear Heights Pirates in 1962 then with the Braves and Lyles Chevy before becoming an All-City, All-District and All-State performer at East High School. Click here for full bio

20072000
LappinMarty19991990
LariaSid19891980
LattimoreRalph

After youth baseball in Marion, Ohio, he started his pro career as a shortstop with Dallas Texas in 1907 and became manager as well in '09. Click here for full bio

20022000
LazorJoe

Joe was born April 5, 1965 in Parma, Ohio and moved to Medina at the age of 12. He played baseball locally in Medina and then Wadsworth American Legion. Click here for full bio

20162010
LeafgrenRoy

An All-City catcher from the "East High School Baseball Factory", Roy helped many teams to win championships with his steady handling of pitchers and timely hitting. Click here for full bio

19931990
LeesJim

Before beginning his career as an umpire, Jim coached baseball in the CYO and high school circles for 10 years, winning six championships. Click here for full bio

19951990
LeidigDick

Began organizing baseball teams in 1942 when he put together the East Akron Merchants. In 1948 and through 1960, Dick managed the powerful American Legion Post 209 teams to a 346-91 record, winning Hot Stove state titles "D" 1951-53 and AABC state "D" champs in 1960. Click here for full bio

20032000
LepleyEmmett

A strong right-handed pitcher-first baseman, Emmett pitched 6 no-hitters during his playing career at Clinton High School, American Legion, Canton Road Furniture, Hoover Sweepers, Zoff Heating, Old Dutch Beer and Barberton Merchants teams in the 1940s thru the early '60s. Click here for full bio

20042000
LepleyPaul

Paul began his youth career as a slick-fielding shortstop at Clinton High, where he won Summit County Player of the Year Award in his senior season. Click here for full bio

20042000
LettaSam

Sam had tremendous influence molding young players into champion style team players on many of Akron's greatest youth teams, including Ott Construction E Team Hot Stove League District, State and National Champs in 1971. Click here for full bio

20102010Deceased
LewandowskiNorbert20032000
LingoDan20172010
LiptakAndy

Had a tremendous youth career beginning in the Firestone Park little league and then with Akron Mohawks (G) State champs '50; '51 state champs) pitched and won all four State final games); Akron Yankee Jrs. G state champs '53; Akron Yankee Srs. State runnerup '54-55 and Annunciation summer league champs '55. Click here for full bio

19981990
LocascioLarry

Learned to play all positions on the sandlots of North Akron and developed into an outstanding catcher, pitcher, and infielder while making All-City at North High. Click here for full bio

20022000
LocascioPhil

A Cuyahoga Falls youth league product. Outstanding second baseman and hitter, he went on to be a four-year letter winner at Hoban H.S. Named to the ABJ H.S. All-Star Team in 1996-97. Click here for full bio

20132010
LockhartBob

An outstanding sponsor of highly competitive youth teams throughout the Akron area, especially in the Firestone Park area under the "Lockhart Construction" banner. Click here for full bio

20032000
LombardiDick

His AA League career spanned 29 years - first as a player, then as a sponsor and an administrator. While a student at old St. Mary's High School, Lombardi began playing for Tiny's Orphans. Click here for full bio

19821980Deceased
LombardiDon

A small guy in size only, Lombardi came up with the big plays and big hits for better than 15 years on the Akron sandlots. Emulating his brother, Dick, a charter member in the Hall of Fame, the talented, durable and spirited Lombardi began his AA career with Chester's Diner. Click here for full bio

19831980
LucasDuane19871980
LuiDickWas one of the best clutch hitters ever in the AA League. A native of Hawaii, and a Purdue graduate, Dick came to Akron in 1966 to work at Goodyear and was recruited by Joe Winkler for the champion Tramonte Black Labels. Click here for full bio

19871980
LukacikEd19861980
LytleJack

Played on a number of top GABF teams including National A.C., East Akron Eagles, Nashm Jr. Optimists, and Post 209. At Central High was a three year starting right-hander (All-City 1949). Click here for full bio

19891980
MarchandRuss

He came out of Central High School where he was All-City pitcher in 1958 and an All-City 2nd baseman in 1959. Click here for full bio

19931990
MarshallDave

One of the best ever High School coaches for baseball and black football in Summit County. Dave developed tough champion style baseball teams at East High School in the 1960s and 1970's and at Firestone High in the 1970s. Click here for full bio

20102010Deceased
MassarelliJohn

John was a hard hitting team leader in Canton-Massillon Youth Leagues as a catcher. He was also selected All-Ohio in 1982-83 at Canton Central Catholic High School. He was ALL MVC and MVP at Akron University. Click here for full bio

20102010
MatthewsCarlos

Carlos joins his brother Pete as the eleventh set of brother inductees. Most of their playing days were spent as teammates, so it is only fitting they be united in the Hall of Fame. Click here for full bio

19961990
MatthewsPete19951990
McclureKeith

He began his career in 1927 with the National A.C. as a hard-hitting third baseman and then with the Taylor Swing Motors 1930-31, McClure Grocers 1933-34, Tallmadge 1935-36 (Suburban League Champs in 1935), Wormser Hats 1937, O'Neil's 1938 A Champs and closed out his playing days with Simpson Markets. Click here for full bio

19921990
MccrackinBob19961990
MccrayJim

An outstanding umpire for many years on the area sandlots.Click here for full bio

20032000
McmullenMike

Mike was an outstanding left-handed pitcher starting in Medina youth leagues, for Legion teams and at Medina High school where he was the Bees Most Valuable Player in 1967. Click here for full bio

20042000
McpheeJohn "Bid"20022000
MerrittBob

The veteran coach is already accustomed to being inducted into halls of fame. Merritt became a charter member of the Northeast Ohio Baseball Hall of Fame in 2010 and was welcomed into the Ohio High School Coaches Hall of Fame in 2013. Click here for full bio

20172010
MessnerGlenn "Bo"19831980
MichaelGene

Another East High School and Kent State University product who made it big. He was a talented basketball player as well as an outstanding shortstop. Click here for full bio

19931990
MiletichJohn

His generosity helped put many a young baseball player in uniform on the Akron area sandlots. A top-flight sponsor of baseball teams on all levels in the area. Click here for full bio

19861980
MillerLloyd

When they speak of athletes of the Kenmore area, Lloyd's name is mentioned right after Howard Harpster and Cliff Battles. Click here for full bio

19921990
MillerDon

Don began playing baseball for 1992 Hall of Famer Phil Dienoff's Howe School sandlot team. From there to South High, where he earned three letters playing second base for the varsity team. Click here for full bio

19971990
MillerJack

Jack may be the only sandlot manager in Akron Amateur Baseball history to manage State championship teams in three age divisions. Click here for full bio

19921990
MillerJim

Jim pitched three years for Field High School before becoming one of the nation's outstanding college pitchers at West Virginia University. Click here for full bio

19951990
MillhoffEd

Ed proved throughout his career that he could handle a position where and when needed, be it as catcher, in the infield, or at any of the outfield spots. Click here for full bio

19861980
MisankoJim

Like so many other Greater Akron Hall of Famers, Jim got his start playing with the American Legion Post 209 teams. He then moved on to Garfield High School where he pitched the Presidents to a pair of city championships in 1950 and 1951. Click here for full bio

19971990
MitchellWalt

One of the hardest throwing righthanders in Akron baseball history. Began his career in the South Akron Youth Leagues and developed into an All-City and All-Ohio hurler while leading his Garfield High School Presidents team and Akron Yanks Legion team to many wins and titles. Click here for full bio

20022000
MooreBruce

Bruce Moore's success as a youth has continued from playing on the All-Star Team that participated in the "Pony League World Series" in Washington, PA, finishing 3rd, to his present position as Phys. Ed Health teacher and baseball basketball coach at Ellet High School in Akron. Click here for full bio

19951990
MoreheadJeff

A strong leadoff hitter and outstanding centerfielder who was usually called on by his teams to patrol "the sun field" on defense. Click here for full bio

19981990
MorganBob

Bob began his outstanding umpiring career in Goodyear Heights and North Akron Hot Stove leagues in 1966. Click here for full bio

20042000
MullaneTony20032000
MunsonThurman

Born in Akron, but moved to Canton at an early age. He played with the Triner Sports and the Four Winds Restaurant teams in the Akron Leagues before attending and starring as a catcher with Kent State University. Click here for full bio

19931990Deceased
MutisJeff

Akron Aeros pitcher (1990-91). 2nd Most Career Wins: 22, 3rd Lowest Career ERA: 2.47, Tied for 5th in Most Career Starts: 50, Most Career Complete Games: 14, Most Career Shutouts: 7, Fifth Most Career Innings Pitched: 334.2. Click here for full bio

20132010
NaragonHal

An outstanding catcher in the Barberton Youth Leagues and at Barberton High. Click here for full bio

19911990
NashBobby

A player whose feats with a baseball at old West High School, the Akron area sandlots and Toledo University are legendary. Click here for full bio

19821980
NauerJoe

He started young, having spent three years in the South Akron Little Leagues. Click here for full bio

19971990
NegrayRon

One of the finest righthanders to come out of the area after pitching outstanding legion ball, Ron lost only two games in the four years he lettered at Garfield High and twice his teams went to the State finals. Click here for full bio

19921990
NeroniCarl

An outstanding shortstop, leadoff batter with speed, .300 and over hitter with great defensive skills since his youth baseball days on Cleveland's west side. Click here for full bio

20002000
NicholasJack

Jack played on the 1939-40 Killian Celtics B team North High "Teens". Played centerfield for North High in 1941-42. Graduated from Akron U in 1948, where he ran track and played basketball. Click here for full bio

19931990
NoallRev. Jim20162010
NortonDick

You name the position and "Bulldog" Dick Norton would perform the job you needed done. Click here for full bio

19851980
OckerSheldon20132010
OhlsonJohn

Played his youth ball in Cuyahoga Falls and became established as a strong righthanded pitcher and first baseman at Falls High. Click here for full bio

19921990
OlsonJim

A strong 6'3",210-pound right-hander from the Springfield Township area, Jim played on numerous championship teams in his younger days before leading Springfield High to the Metro League Titles in 1963 and 1964 as a pitcher/outfielder. Click here for full bio

19881980
OpalichCraig

Craig Opalich does not regret one second that his playing career did not extend past playing two years on the varsity squad as a junior and senior at Mayfield High School. Click here for full bio

20152010
OscaiDon20162010
OstranderBill19951990
PadruttPaul

A three-sport star at Springfield High, including four years as catcher for the Spartans from 1941-45, Paul went directly into the service after his prep days and then had a solid ten-year career when he came back in the A-AA League in 1948. Click here for full bio

19881980
PalmerJack

In 1964 played with Class F Champs LB Construction. Was instrumental in the Cuyahoga Falls Black Tigers winning two "Metro" titles and was named All-Metro in 1967 and 1968. Click here for full bio

19931990
PangleJohn

A native from Pittsburgh, John is being inducted into his second Baseball Hall of Fame. He received similar honors from his former school, Pittsburgh Baldwin Wallace High in 1982. Click here for full bio

19881980
ParseghianAra

Sometimes a person's skill in one sport is so overwhelming that his excellence in another is often overlooked. Such is the case involving Ara. Click here for full bio

19941990
PartenheimerHal

Springfield, Massachusetts' loss was Akron's big gain when the Partenheimer family moved to Akron in 1933. Click here for full bio

19841980
PartenheimerStan

He rode into the Akron C League behind his Hall of Fame brother, Hal, on the Gordon Drug Aces team that was coached and financed. Click here for full bio

19861980
PartenheimerSteve19911990
PattersonGlenn

A tough left-handed pitcher and great-hitting first baseman with the champion Akron Yankees youth teams, then a four-year letterman for Garfield High where he was All-City twice, Glenn helped the Presidents to one city title and as a sophomore led Garfield to a State Runner-Up trophy in 1950. Click here for full bio

20042000
PattonPaul

From 1966 through 1999 he devoted his time, skill and energy to North Akron Youth Baseball Leagues on all age levels. Click here for full bio

20012000
PavkovJohn

An East High grad who became a "gutsy" handyman type player for a number of teams, John proved to be an outstanding player at any of the nine positions on the baseball diamond. Click here for full bio

19871980
PearsonL.c.

L.C. was born in Akron and played with Speed Bosworth's Akron Sporting Goods team as a youngster. Click here for full bio

19971990
PerantinidesPaul20172010
PeroliJim19861980
PeticcaFrank

Frank joins his brother Joe (1992) in the Hall of Fame. A right-handed pitcher with a smooth effective motion, good curve ball and a more than adequate fast ball, he won his share of games. Click here for full bio

19941990
PeticcaJoe

An outstanding lefthanded pitcher who used a fine fast hardball, a nifty assortment of curves, and a change of pace during a 14-year career on Akron sandlots and four years of service ball. Click here for full bio

19921990
PetruskyRyan

Give Ryan Petrusky the pitcher the ball and he probably was going to shut down the opponent and pick up a victory. Click here for full bio

20152010
PettoriniTim

In the pecking order of organized baseball, Division III college teams receive relatively little attention. Click here for full bio

20172010
PettyMac

Mac developed into an outstanding 6-6 right-handed pitcher in Wooster. Starting with Little League and Hot Stove teams, he then lettered 3 years at Wooster High School, averaging 14 strikeouts and was team Captain in 1965. Click here for full bio

20042000
PfaffHenry

Henry Pfaff was a long-time baseball coach and manager in the Akron area. He served the youth of Goodyear Heights for over 32 years, 29 of them as head coach and manager. Click here for full bio

20072000
PiekarskiRonFew pitchers if any have experienced the longevity of Ron Piekarski. He has spent more than 30 years fooling area batters. Click here for full bio

19971990
PiekarskiRudy F.19961990
PiekarskiRudy R.19951990
PinterFrank

A strong, muscular catcher who starred at Hower Vocational School before joining Speed Bosworth's Akron Yankee Jrs., Pinter caught 4 no-hitters during his 14 year career, with such teams as Cuyahoga Falls Moose, Simpson Markets, and Akron Orphans. Click here for full bio

19931990
PoetterDave

Dave Poetter has enjoyed a lifelong love affair with the game of baseball. The ride has been forever, has taken different forms and led to numerous rewards and honors. Click here for full bio

20142010
PokoroskyMike

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. Click here for full bio

20142010
PokoroskyTom

They called him "Pokey," but it was a misnomer as far as his moving on the diamond went. Click here for full bio

19891980
PollockScott

Scott was the head baseball coach at Streetsboro High School from 1985 to 1991 and at Mogadore High School from 2005 to 2006. Click here for full bio

20172010
PopeBob

Began his outstanding career as a left-handed pitcher, first baseman, and outfielder in the Springfield Youth leagues and grew into one of the best players in Summit County while at Springfield High School. Click here for full bio

19991990
PopeJim "Skip"19841980
PoppGeorge

Colorful sports figures like George Popp are welcomed anywhere they travel. And in George's case, his career has seen a lot of traveling-- as one of the best baseball umpires to ever come out of the Akron area. Click here for full bio

19831980
PorterJohn

John played his high school baseball at Buchtel and Cuyahoga Falls High before joining the Exchange Chevy's in the American Legion League. Click here for full bio

19931990
PrattScott

Former Akron Aeros middle infielder Scott Pratt realizes his opportunity to live his ultimate dream was hindered by bad timing ; he was an honest professional baseball player who competed in the infamous steroid era. Click here for full bio

20142010
ProtichRay

Began with Allenside A.C. at age 9, and had a pair of no-hitters and seven one-hitters with A.C. in five years before becoming a three-time All-City hurler at Kenmore High '50-53, where he won 53 games. Click here for full bio

19901990
QuintrellRick

Rick Quintrell's baseball career took off as a catcher on Metro League-championship teams at Tallmadge High School coached by the legendary Dave Young and continues today as a highly respected national-level umpire in adult baseball competition. Click here for full bio

20142010
RainesJesse

At an early age Jess began pitching in Class D and American Legion baseball. He threw hard and had a fine curve ball. At Central High School he lettered in three sports, but he excelled in baseball. Click here for full bio

19931990
RakichCarl

A "Pete Rose" type player who had an outstanding career in the youth leagues, including All-City performances at Central High. Click here for full bio

19851980
RakichTed

Got the "Blues" at only 19 years old, when a shoulder injury suffered in football action at Central High in 1939 also curtailed his playing career on the baseball diamond. Click here for full bio

19871980
RangoRich

Played on youth teams in Cleveland area. Was outstanding shortstop, hitter and base runner at Parma Sr. High (1963-66) and at Kent State U (1966-70), where he led Flashes in stolen bases, runs scored and hitting ('69-70).398 average. Click here for full bio

19911990
RasicciJohn

In the youth leagues John intimidated the other teams of the Cuyahoga Falls-Stow area with his hitting and pitching. Click here for full bio

19951990
RauschenbergEmery "Dutch"19941990
ReedRon

Graduated from pro umpire school 1969, worked in Eastern League. Has umpired 532 college games, over 1,450 high school including 22 state finals. Click here for full bio

20132010
RehoRob

The constant thread that is woven throughout the fabric of Rob Reho's life is baseball. Click here for full bio

20142010
RembielakRich19961990
RichardsonEd

The late Ed Richardson strongly believed in giving the young ballplayer a chance at furthering his baseball skills, and did so by sponsoring many youth teams and one of the most famous of all Akron teams...Krispy Kreme in the AA League. Click here for full bio

19871980
RickeyBranch

Ohio born and bred (Flat, Ohio), he played baseball in southern Ohio and coached at Ohio Wesleyan and Michigan University. Click here for full bio

20042000
RiederEarl

This Hall of Famer enjoyed 42 years of umpiring on the Akron area sandlots. Click here for full bio

19861980
RifeEddie

Excelled in baseball, basketball and football at Ellet High School, and had a pair of outstanding seasons in baseball and basketball at Compton Junior College before beginning an 18-year class AA League career. Click here for full bio

19871980
RifeGary

Grew up in the Ellet youth leagues and became an outstanding defensive outfielder, clutch hitter and excellent base stealer. Click here for full bio

20022000
RifePaul

He spent more than 50 years on the Akron sandlots, playing, managing and providing opportunities for the young players to get a good start in baseball. Click here for full bio

19861980
RinaldoRich20172010
RizzoDan

Son of the legendary softball Hall of Famer "Buster" Rizzo, Dan made a name for himself in baseball circles starting in Ellet Youth League as a speedy hard-hitting centerfielder and greedy base stealer. Click here for full bio

19991990
RobinsonEd

A hard hitting first baseman in Belpre and then Toronto, Ohio youth leagues and high school, earning 1st team All-OVAC and 3rd team All-Ohio honors. Click here for full bio

20032000
RobinsonKen

A package of inspiration, leadership and dynamite since his outstanding youth days with championship Manchester A's teams, he was an aggressive player for any spot on the field and eventually excelled as a right-handed pitcher and spark plug catcher. Click here for full bio

20002000
RollinsRich

In the outstanding history of Kent State University baseball, Rich was one of the brightest stars. Click here for full bio

20012000
RollysonJeff

Jeff was a right-handed pitcher and shortstop in Ellet Youth Leagues. He led Ellet High to City Title in 1987, and was All-City and All-State for the Orangeman. Click here for full bio

20102010
RolphHarold19851980
RossiMarion19851980
RoundBill

Another of the founding fathers of the famous Manchester A's baseball program. Bill was instrumental in helping to secure sponsors in the beginning when he, Kevin Dunn, and Jerry Vance started the A's. Click here for full bio

20022000
Rush sr.Malcolm19891980
SacconeDominic

In 37 years on the Akron sandlots, beginning with State Championship American Legion teams, Saccone left the memory of a hard-hitting, hustling, hard-nosed player in the minds of long-time Akron area baseball players and fans. Click here for full bio

19831980
SalemGreg

Greg was born in Akron in 1961. He began playing baseball in the Copley Youth program and continued his playing for Copley High School. At Copley he was a two time All-Suburban League pitcher and shortstop. Click here for full bio

20162010
SaltisLarry

A former pitcher and first baseman on the youth level, and at Lore City High School, and for the Athens Merchants for three years while at Ohio University, Larry stayed close to the action as a coach and umpire for 34 years in the Akron area, including 20 years as an umpire on the local sandlots. Click here for full bio

19881980
SamsJim

Following his graduation from Cuyahoga Falls High School in 1968, Sams was taken in the third round of the amateur draft by the Pittsburgh Pirates, who offered him a $3,000 bonus and a new Corvette. Click here for full bio

20172010
SamsTony

If you wanted to mass produce gifted infielders who could make the play from anywhere on the diamond, come up with the clutch hit when needed or give 120 percent, you would use Tony Sams as a model. Click here for full bio

19831980
SarverJohn

Baseball has been a part of John's life since he began to play in the Ellet area program at age 8. At Ellet High School he lettered 3 years, helping to win 3 district championships. Click here for full bio

19941990
SaylorDrew

From a young age living in Wadsworth, it was quite apparent that Drew Saylor had a great love for the game of baseball and the talent and coaching available to be able to play the game at a very high level. Click here for full bio

20142010
ScarrLester19961990
ScherzerConrad

When "Connie" Scherzer took the mound in the 1940's and '50's, the rival nine were always in for a tough day and the spectators were treated to a well-pitched game. Click here for full bio

19841980
SchoonoverDick

A lanky right-hander out of East High where he had three no-hitters for the championship Oriental teams, Dick joined the Moore wrestlers in 1947 as a junior at East and started spinning wins with a 9-1 record. Click here for full bio

19851980Deceased
SchoonoverHal

Hal started playing ball on the East Akron sandlots as an outfielder and became a pretty fair catcher at East High for four years, where he was a teammate of Gene Woodling, (our 1989 H.O.F.). Click here for full bio

19921990Deceased
SchratzJoe

Stow resident Joe Schratz has no trouble remembering the most dynamic moment of his memorable career in baseball. Click here for full bio

20142010
SchumacherHal

A lefty swinging, solid defensive outfielder for 20 years on the Akron sandlots played with Champion National A.C. and American Legion youth teams and Gray's IGA; South High ('38-41), then with Orphans (1942). Click here for full bio

19911990
SeekerDon

Don was a strong-hitting and cannon-armed outfielder. Grew up in Tallmadge, played on Little League, Mickey Mantle and Connie Mack State title teams. Click here for full bio

20042000
SerfassBruce

A three-year starter for Dave Young at Tallmadge H.S. (1968-70). Named to the All-Metro Team all three years (at three different positions) and won MVP honors in 1970. Click here for full bio

20132010
ShafferBob

Outstanding righthanded pitcher and shortstop growing up in the Cuyahoga Falls youth leagues where he fired 10 no-hitters: In little league-5, F league-3, Falls High-2, and helped many youth teams to titles including the Braves, Civitan, and Wildcats traveling team. Click here for full bio

20022000
ShawDick

Has spent 40 years devoted to youth baseball on all age levels and has played a huge roll in modernizing Summit County programs. Click here for full bio

20012000
ShillingChuck20152010
SibbioJohn

Has coached, managed, sponsored and umpired for teams in Akron, Tallmadge and Brimfield for more than 26 years. Click here for full bio

20012000
SimmonsBob

Beginning as a versatile outfielder/shortstop for the Hower Department Store, Bob made his presence known around town. Click here for full bio

19841980
SimpsonHarold "Buzz"19851980
SingleJohnny

He was a classy shortstop who could hit and run with anyone. He came out of Barberton High School to play with the Firestone Locals in the Akron Industrial League. Click here for full bio

19931990
SipkaJohn

Outstanding catcher in the twenties through the forties and later a manager of Little League and Pony League teams, John was not a big guy ... but played and coached the game big. Click here for full bio

19901990
SipkaStan20162010
SislerGeorge

After starring for 4 years at old Central High, Barberton BW in the A League, and 4 years at the University of Michigan, George Sisler skyrocketed to baseball immortality by batting .407 in 1920 and .420 in 1922 as a first baseman for the St. Louis Browns. Click here for full bio

19831980
SkeenCliff19891980
SloopHarold

A bulldog of a catcher with the General Tire teams in the '20-'30s and a teacher of the game as a coach at Cuyahoga Falls and Stow High for 30 years and at Akron U for five years, Harold's hard work over the years has paid off as his being one of the more respected baseball men ever in Summit County. Click here for full bio

19891980
SmithArt

He spent more than 50 years on the Akron sandlots, playing, managing and providing opportunities for the young players to get a good start in baseball. Click here for full bio

19861980
SmithDon

Grew up playing baseball All-Star style at all positions in the Tallmadge Little League program and then Tallmadge Hot Stove, LockhartConstruction D and at Tallmadge High. Click here for full bio

20042000
SmithRobert19911990
SniderMarshall

The GABHOF has always maintained, the most important part of our history has been that of our sponsors, without whom we would not have organized baseball. Click here for full bio

19951990
SokolClarence

The City of Barberton has sent many premier baseball players into the GABHOF, and Clarence ranks among the best. He developed his pitching skills at Tallmadge High School, where he managed a 23-8 win-loss record. Click here for full bio

19961990
SonnanstineAndy

Former Wadsworth High School standout Andy Sonnanstine made his most recent impression in the baseball circles of America as an author: "Tampa Bay Rays IQ: The Ultimate Test of True Fandom." Click here for full bio

20142010
SpanglerBob

Bob was born in Barberton Ohio in 1953 and has bled purple his entire life. He graduated from Barberton High School in 1971 and attended Malone College and the University of Akron. He has lived in the Magic City since birth. Click here for full bio

20162010
SpearsRon

Ron Spears is trained well to know the law of the land as a highly respected attorney in Akron. But the Kentucky native readily answers to an even higher court as a standout baseball player. Click here for full bio

20142010
SpiroffGeorge

Rugged, hard hitting catcher from Lorain youth leagues and Southview High School where he was a two-time All-NEOCC selection, and an All-Ohio in 1977. Click here for full bio

20032000
Stacy Sr.Lonnie20142010
StanfordJason

Former Indians pitcher Jason Stanford lived the dream while he pitched in three different seasons with the Cleveland Indians. Click here for full bio

20152010
StanochJerry

Distinguished himself through the Akron Omnicor Corporation as a huge supporter of amateur baseball in the Akron area from 1982 through 1989 and today as a Walsh Jesuit High School baseball booster. Click here for full bio

19981990
StarkeyBill19901990
StarnDavid

David Starn has gone through his entire baseball career a victim of speed discrimination. Click here for full bio

20142010
StaudtJoe

"Lefty" Joe was a stellar pitcher for three years while at Buchtel High. He continued his pitching with Akron U, where he was the number one pitcher for four successful years in the late forties. Click here for full bio

19881980
StefkoFrank

Born on Christmas Day, 1902, this Hall of Famer began playing baseball in Scranton, PA. He put nearly 20 years of pro ball in the Yankee chain, and then came to Goodyear. Click here for full bio

19831980
SteinriedeBill

Bill's ability and skills became apparent as a high schooler at RogerBacon High in Cincinnati. His stellar play earned him three varsity letters as well as All-City MVP recognition in 1963. Click here for full bio

19971990
StembridgeJerome

Throughout the history of Akron baseball the most important role has been that of the sponsor. None have handled the part better than Jerome Stembridge. Click here for full bio

19971990
SturmByron

Spent 16 years on the Akron sandlots as a coach, manager, and general manager who some years fulfilled all three duties for two or three different age level teams in the same season. Click here for full bio

19981990
TabakaJeff

Born in Barberton, grew up in Copley as talented left handed pitcher/-outfielder and hitter. Was on many youth title teams and was All-Suburban League and All-District for the Indians. Click here for full bio

20032000
TerryRube19851980
TestaLou

A leg injury curtailed Lou's playing days, but did not take him off the field as he turned to managing and had an outstanding career as the pilot of many area teams. Click here for full bio

19881980
Thompson jr.Eric20172010
ThorntonAndre20072000
ThrasherLewis

Began pitching for Post #209 and the Hungerford Drugs youth teams. His high school career took place in Lawrenceburg, TN, where his pitching prowess got him on the B.F. Goodrich Thomastown, GA, semi-pro team. Click here for full bio

19931990
ToddDick

Career began in '44 with Akron Yankee Jr. team in Firestone Park, was a three-year starter and All-Metro as a centerfielder for Coventry High; played 10 years "AA" ball with Turner Wallpaper, Army-Navy 268, Canton Road Furniture, Tiny's Orphans, and Champion Borden Autos. Click here for full bio

19891980
ToepferBob

Made his presence known on the Akron sandlots as a rugged, tough competitor who smashed base hits to all fields. What he may have lacked in finesse, he made up in determination to win. Click here for full bio

19931990
TramonteJack

Through his interests in amateur sports, and personal influence, Jack Tramonte, along with his brother, Don, and the Tramonte Distributing Company, sponsored the powerful and tremendously successful Black Label teams of the 1960's that have been a model of excellence for the Class AA League. Click here for full bio

19831980
TroutIra "Lefty"19901990
TylerDon

Came out of North High School as an infielder, but quickly converted to a catcher. He played on such teams as the Akron Blue Sox and the John Fulton Post #272 in the youth leagues. Click here for full bio

19931990
VanceJerry

Career as an outstanding right-handed pitcher and third baseman began in North Akron G-F-E teams and then at Hower High where he was an All-City hurler 1962-63. Click here for full bio

20022000
VargoEd

A .400 hitting outfielder and strong lefty pitcher, he began his career in the Firestone Park Youth leagues playing with numerous title teams and then at St. Vincent-St. Mary High and Hoban Merchants and Akron Knights title teams. Click here for full bio

20002000
VenturaJohn

For more than a quarter of a century Ventura has played or coached in the Akron area, accomplishing much on the field and helping at least 77 prep players get the opportunity to play at the college level. Click here for full bio

20172010
VictorJody

Jody was an integral part of forming the Manchester A's very successful youth baseball program. He grew up in Cuyahoga Falls, was an All-Star second baseman in the Falls youth leagues, but his forte was to be in the business world. Click here for full bio

20042000
VukovichRoss

As proof that athletes don't tire of winning, Vukovich has played or managed on 21 league and tournament title teams plus eight Roy Hobbs World Series championship clubs and is still in the game. Click here for full bio

20172010
WalkerThurston

Outstanding three-sport star at West High in football, basketball, and baseball. Proved very versatile on the diamond as he blended his defensive skills to be able to handle the second-third-shortstop spots and the outfield while displaying hitting with power and excellent base-stealing ability. Click here for full bio

19891980
WarderDan

Although only 5'9", 145-pounds, Dan proved to be an outstanding defensive player in the first base position. Click here for full bio

19881980
WarrenHal

He graduated from Central High School with an impressive record, having earned 9 letters (4 in baseball). Click here for full bio

19941990
WatersCarl "Dutch"19851980
WawrinPete

Pete was a former outfielder in the Akron Youth leagues, and in the class AA League for Golden Age in the early forties, before turning to working the games as an umpire. Click here for full bio

19871980
WeberPete19911990
WeinerScott

When he was 7, in 1967, Scott Weiner began playing in the West Akron Baseball League. He is still playing today in the Roy Hobbs program. Click here for full bio

20172010
WeirathBob

Weirath, a right-handed throwing, left-handed batter, spent his playing days as a first baseman. Starting in 1930 with the Barnett Grocers and then with the Shaffer Field All-Stars, he made his presence known as a difficult out. Click here for full bio

19951990
WelchArt

Outstanding shortstop growing up in the youth leagues of Delta, Ohio before playing 12 years with five-time AA Champ Toledo Dunbar Drilling, including an appearance in the coaching ranks at Kunkle Ohio High where he was also head basketball coach and principal. Click here for full bio

20022000
WestGlen

Sponsor of The West Chevrolets. Mr. West's dedication to helping the youth of his communities is well documented, but probably no more so than in sponsoring teams in the Greater Akron Baseball Leagues. Click here for full bio

19911990
WestrenRon

Ron Westren played youth baseball and two years at Ellet High School, but at that point kind of figured that baseball wasn't going to be a very key factor in his future. Click here for full bio

20152010
WeyrauchBob

From the Kenmore Blues where he recorded a 21-1 record, Bob duplicated that feat at Kenmore Kigh and led Cardinals to first ever City Title in 1938, defeating Central, 1-0, in eight innings. Click here for full bio

19891980
WhiteBill

A hard hitting, lefthanded swinging batter and an excellent infielder an catcher who grew up in Trumbull County youth leagues. He played two years at Green Center High. Click here for full bio

20022000
WhiteStan

An intelligent, strong catcher, Stan developed his prowess in baseball by becoming one of the best ever athletes in the State of Ohio. Click here for full bio

19911990
WilesLarry

Larry was born in Mt. Carmel, Illinois to Nellie and Gilbert Wiles. He is married to Mertis Marty and they have 2 grown daughters. Click here for full bio

20162010
WilfredPhil

Although only 5'8"and 150-pounds, Phil became one of the best clutch left-handed pitchers in the Akron area. Click here for full bio

19871980
WilliamsBrian

He was a power-hitting, team leader, catcher in West Akron Youth Leagues. All-City at Firestone High and All League at Ashland College. Click here for full bio

20102010
WinklerJoe

Was associated with baseball for 56 years and managed some of the best teams in the heyday of the AA League. Name a championship team and Winkler was probably the manager. Click here for full bio

19821980
WolfordTom

Began playing in the Atwater Hot Stove League at a very young age. In 1958 as a pitcher, he had 4 no-hitters before reaching high school. His career record at Waterloo High was 20-5, with an ERA of .026. Click here for full bio

19931990
WoodlingGene

Outstanding career began in the youth leagues in East Akron and at East High where he excelled as a hitter and fine defensive outfielder that propelled him to the big leagues including many storied years with the New York Yankees. Click here for full bio

19891980
WorkmanJim

A smooth-as-silk infielder who began playing in the youth leagues in Grove City where he became a high school all-star. Played four years at Ohio U (was All-Mac, 1967). Click here for full bio

19911990
WorthingtonJim

In 1938 Jim began playing baseball in Harlan, Kentucky as an outstanding pitcher, first, and third baseman. Click here for full bio

19981990
YelinekKevin

What started as a fun thing to do with his friends at school turned into a lifetime passion for the former Highland High School and University of Akron baseball standout. Click here for full bio

20152010
YoungDave

He has excelled both as a player and manager in baseball. Dave starred at Akron East High School, Akron U, and for 21 years in the AA League. Click here for full bio

19821980
YovanovichLou

Tall, talented, strong right-handed pitcher and outfielder who could hit as well. Click here for full bio

20032000
ZiruoloFred

Was one of the best ever in the "Hot Spot" in the infield at third base, beginning in his younger days with the Akron Rangers, and Hub Cafe, and at West High School. Click here for full bio

19881980
ZiruoloHermie19851980
ZiruoloJimmy19841980
ZofchakJoe

Due to his love of the game of baseball, one that he never got to play himself as a youth, Joe began sponsoring teams to give the young players at that time the chance to play baseball that had eluded him. Click here for full bio

19881980
CaraballoWilmer

Wilmer was born September 5th 1962 in Yauco, Puerto Rico. His mother was only 17 and his dad was working on the mainland US so he was raised by his maternal grandparents. Click here for full bio

20182010
SerraPaul

Paul was born in Baltimore, MD on July 5, 1938. After one year in Baltimore, his family moved to Euclid where he has lived ever since. He attended Euclid High School, graduating in 1956. Click here for full bio

20182010
PfanderJim

Nineteen year Minor League Baseball executive Jim Pfander was named president of Fast Forward Sports Group LLC in October 2015 and has served as the general manager of the Akron RubberDucks since October 18, 2012. Click here for full bio

20182010
ObrienPatrick

Patrick was born in Chicago, IL but was raised and grew up in Akron, OH. After attending Revere schools through 8th grade, he went to high school at Walsh Jesuit where he played baseball and basketball. Click here for full bio

20182010
MoorheadTy

Ty Moorhead was born in Shreve, Ohio on April 7, 1979. Born and raised on the family farm is where Ty’s character was developed and shaped through an understanding of hard work. Click here for full bio

20182010
MarconiAlex

A native of Cuyahoga Falls, OH, Alex is a 1996 Graduate of St. Vincent/St. Mary HS and Kent State University in 2001. Lettering and starting all 4 years for Kent State Baseball, Alex received numerous honors including All Conference and All Region in 1999 and 2000. Click here for full bio

20182010
LinnKenny

Kenny attended Akron Hoban and graduated in 1992. He then attended Spartanburg Methodist College from 1993 to 1994, Charleston Southern University in 1995, and then the University of Akron in 1996. Click here for full bio

20182010
KalbaughHarry

Harry Richard Kalbaugh was born in Akron, Ohio on July 15, 1940 to Emma and Harry “Lefty” Kalbaugh who was a former pitcher for the Washington Senators ball club and started the Akron Hot Stove League for area youth baseball. Click here for full bio

20182010Deceased
IsaacsGregory "Ike"

Greg graduated from Shenandoah Valley Academy in New Market, Virginia in June of 1968. He attended Columbia Union College in Takoma Park, Maryland and then went on to Akron University. Click here for full bio

20182010
Hackim IIILinc

Coming from a family of baseball enthusiasts, players and coaches, Lincoln grew up with baseball in his blood. Click here for full bio

20182010
GiffenTom

Tom Giffen began a 60-plus-year love affair with Baseball in 1954 in Brainerd, Tenn., courtesy of an uncle and cousin who believed young Thomas needed some athletic culture. Click here for full bio

20182010
DesseckerRon

Ron was born and raised in Dover, Ohio and graduated from Dover High School in 1966 where he won a total of five letters in Football and Baseball. Click here for full bio

20182010
CrowderChuck

Chuck Crowder was a first-team All-American chosen by The Sporting News in 1998, a third-team All-American choice by the NCBWA in 1999, and a third-team selection by Collegiate Baseball in 1998. Click here for full bio

20182010
BabbyKen

Ken Babby became Owner and Chief Executive Officer of the Akron RubberDucks, Double-A affiliate of the Cleveland Indians, in October 2012 when he purchased the then-named Akron Aeros. Click here for full bio

20182010