Year Inducted – 1999

Son of the legendary softball Hall of Famer “Buster” Rizzo, Dan made a name for himself in baseball circles starting in Ellet Youth League as a speedy hard-hitting centerfielder and greedy base stealer. At Ellet High he was All-City in 1979 and moved into AA action with champion Akron Insulating after a stint with Hudson Mohawk Chiefs. Dan won the Frank Garcia Award in 1986 with champion CP Sales and was MVP of the Akron-Canton All-Star game. He played on four more CP Title teams in the next eight years and made four other All-Star teams as a hustling centerfielder, great leadoff hitter, and base stealer.