Year Inducted – 1985

You name the position and “Bulldog” Dick Norton would perform the job you needed done. An East High grad, Dick moved into the AA League in 1953 with Old Dutch Beer and established himself as a power hitting and versatile player. An outstanding catcher, Dick was also called on to fill in at all positions during his 20-year career. Dick was selected to the All-Star team nine times during his playing days with the Akron Politicians, Brimfield, Weather Seal, Winding Bar and Erhart Kramer teams. Always among the League homerun and RBI leaders, Dick had a career batting average of .321.