Year Inducted – 2003

Began organizing baseball teams in 1942 when he put together the East Akron Merchants. In 1948 and through 1960, Dick managed the powerful American Legion Post 209 teams to a 346-91 record, winning Hot Stove state titles “D” 1951-53 and AABC state “D” champs in 1960. Also had a “C” Hot Stove state title in 1953. He also spent many years as President of the Ohio Hot Stove, GABF and Summit Umpires groups. Received Touchdown Club Achievement Award ’63; Summit County Hall of Fame Palich Award ’99; OHSAA HOF 2000, Summit Umpires HOF in 2002.