Year Inducted – 1984

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. The Central High grad moved into A League play at age 16 with the Golden Age team. After a season with New Haven Cafe, Scherzer was off to serve three years in WWII with the Army. Five years with the Chicago Cubs minor league system followed his service time. He then returned to Akron in 1950 to help the Borden Autos capture the NEO title. In 1951, he posted a 32-4 pitching record and was named to the Sporting News All-Star team. Three years later the right-hander won 19 games and threw two no-hitters. When the Borden Autos disbanded, Connie went first with Canton Road Furniture and then closed his career with the Black Labels.