Year Inducted – 1990

A left-handed smooth fielding first baseman and switch-hitter, Eddie began playing in the West Akron Youth Leagues, and then the D League, which led to an 8-year career in AA ball. In between, he was an All-City basketball player at West High and played football and baseball there before lettering at Akron U in basketball and baseball. He played for the Mansfield Cubs, but a knee injury curtailed his pro career. Elias finished his career as co-player/manager with Frank Roppollo for the Kalmer Dance Studio team after AA seasons with the Slovene Center, Tiny’s Orphans, Club 55, Stenbridge A.C., Case Poultry, and the Ravenna Vets, and was named to four All-Star teams.