Year Inducted – 1989
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. He then toiled for Champion Borden Autos (’47-’48) before spending two years in the army where he continued to pitch for the Far East Command team and hurled the title game in 1950, winning 2-0, striking out 19 and was named Tournament MVP. After signing with Cincinnati in late ’50, was called back into service for the Korean War. In ’52 signed with Red Sox and played in the Tri-State League for two years. Art returned to Akron in ’54 with Jones Trucking and closed out his career with four years with Zoff’s, always hitting around the .350 mark.