Year Inducted – 1993
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. He helped the Ohio Boxboard, Wadsworth V.F.W., Rittman Packaging, Moore Wrestlers, Canton Road Furniture, Erhart Kramers, and finally the Krispy Kremes to win championships and to be quality teams. His batting average was always above .300 and he usually led in R.B.I.’s. Bad knees prevented his signing a Cleveland Indian organization contract. In spite of his size, he was a gentle person who spent much of his time (following his playing days) devoted to the youth of his community. Because of his leadership and devotion, Denville, NJ’s Little League had 700+ kids in its program. Bob died of leukemia in 1980 at a young age. A great loss to our game.