Year Inducted – 2001

Has spent 40 years devoted to youth baseball on all age levels and has played a huge roll in modernizing Summit County programs. Dick began his coaching career with the Cuyahoga Falls Little League south ’66-73; then went on to Falls Park Rec Royals, ’74-77; State Road Shopping Center ’78-91 that became RT Medical, and won the CABA National championship in 1993. He was elected president of Greater Akron Baseball Federation in 1985, serving until 2001, starting with 16 teams playing 14U and 16U ball. Dick is very proud that under his leadership the GABF has expanded to 7 age divisions involving 80 teams in league and traveling action. Overall his teams combined to put a sparkling 578-126 record (82%), won nine League titles and eleven State championships. He has also established a web-site for the GABF: that you can check out for the history of this outstanding youth organization.”