Year Inducted – 2002

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. He then went to Fayette High for six years and one year at Rockford Parkway before becoming and assistant varsity and head freshman coach at Kent State University in 1961. The same year he joined the Tramonte Black Label dynasty and was a seven-time All-Star, closing out his playing career in 1968 when he hit .414 with 17 homeruns. Art became Kent’s head coach in 1972 and held the reins until 1981.