Year Inducted – 1982
He has excelled both as a player and manager in baseball. Dave starred at Akron East High School, Akron U, and for 21 years in the AA League. He currently is at Tallmadge High where he has spent 23 years as coach of the Blue Devils, enroute to becoming the winningest baseball coach in Greater Akron history with over 375 victories. A southpaw pitcher, Young struck out 325 – 115 in one season (1959), and had an amazing 1.13 ERA over his UA career (1956-59)– all-time records to this day. His AA career, which saw him selected on the All-Star team 15 consecutive years, began in 1954 with the State Road Merchants. The next six years he led Krispy Kreme to three League titles and then joined Black Label where he helped the Tramonte beermen win eight championships in nine seasons. During that period, Young went 5-1/2 seasons (1961-66) without losing a League contest– firing two no-hitters in that stretch. He also helped Wayne Knoll Farms and Eaton Sports Pride win three more League titles.