Year Inducted – 1989

Career began in ’44 with Akron Yankee Jr. team in Firestone Park, was a three-year starter and All-Metro as a centerfielder for Coventry High; played 10 years “AA” ball with Turner Wallpaper, Army-Navy 268, Canton Road Furniture, Tiny’s Orphans, and Champion Borden Autos. Was a three-year letterman at Kent State and captain his senior season. Was named to five AA All-Star teams for his fine defensive play, clutch hitting, and led league in runs scored four times. Finished his career with Elizabeth City, N.C. and then coached several youth championship teams in the Firestone Park-Coventry area.