Year Inducted – 2023

As a 12-year old, Don Young started playing baseball as an outfielder.  During the Summer of 1955, Young pitched with Post 209 that was made up of East and Ellet High School players.  He threw four no-hitters that summer.  He attended East High School and was a stand-out pitcher for their team.  In his senior year, Young was the starting pitcher in the regional game in Old League Park.  Young pitched four years at the University of Akron.  One of his highlights was when he pitched 11 innings against Fenn College – won 2 to 1.  He gave up 4 hits, one run, and struck out 13).

In Summer baseball, Young played in the AA League for Zoff’s, Tramonte Black Label and Krispie Kreme. His best year for the Labels when he had 6 wins and 1 loss.  He mainly pitched in the Cleveland AA league since the Labels played in both the Akron and Cleveland leagues.

Young coached Little League in Tallmadge and a 16u team also in Tallmadge.  He coached at East High School for one year and the team won the City Sectionals and District Championships.  He was awarded recognition by the Akron Coaches Association with a plaque engraved with the words “COACH EMERITUS.”  He was the field manager for Tramonte Black Label when the manager, Joe Winkler, was advised not to stay for games.

Married to Aneta J. Stout since July 29, 1961 (62-years).  They live in Tallmadge and have three children, Craig, Christopher, and Kimberly.