Year Inducted – 1985

“Dutch” was active in baseball for better than 50 years. He was founder and past president of the Greater Akron Baseball Federation, a member of the Board of Directors of the Ohio Amateur Baseball Congress (AABC), past president of the Akron Class A and AA Baseball Leagues, and served as chairman of the GABF Class E League. As a player, Dutch was a fierce competitor, a hard-hitting outfielder who came to play at 120 percent. As a 15-year-old, Dutch moved into the A League with Hensals and then with O’Neils in the early 30’s. After four years in the Mid-Atlantic League, Dutch returned home for action with the champion Killian Celtics, Akron Orphans, and Smith Sheriffs before lending his expertise, guidance, and leadership qualities to maintaining and organizing youth and adult baseball leagues. Dutch passed away in July, 1976.