Year Inducted – 1987
Was one of the best clutch hitters ever in the AA League. A native of Hawaii, and a Purdue graduate, Dick came to Akron in 1966 to work at Goodyear and was recruited by Joe Winkler for the champion Tramonte Black Labels. An All-Big Ten third baseman, Lui continued as a “vacuum sweeper” at the hot corner during his AA career and became a dangerous clutch hitter for the Labels, and later with the champion Akron Insulating team. Nicknamed “The Pineapple,” Lui shared the 1968 Frank Garcia Award with pitcher Jim Olson. Dick was named to six All-Star teams. A job call to California took Dick away from Akron in 1978. Sadly, he passed away in 1983 at the tender age of 43.