Year Inducted – 1994
“Dutch” joins his son Delbert (1985) in the Hall of Fame as the eighth father-son combination. His career dates back to 1916 when he began playing with the Wheeling-Lake Erie Team in the Southeastern Ohio – West Virginia League. He quit playing in 1940 and began to manage and coach, imparting his skills knowledge to the younger players. Some of the teams he managed include the Barberton Slovenes, Rittman Ohio Boxboard, Canton Road Furniture, Smith Sheriffs, N. Canton Hoover Sweepers, Erhart Kramers, Wadsworth P.O.C. and the Borden Autos. Listing the names of the Greater Akron Hall of Famers he helped would fill this page. Dutch was inducted into the Wayne County Sports Hall of Fame in 1978. He devoted 44 years to baseball and his death in 1980 was a profound loss to our game. Dutch’s son Delbert (Del) also was inducted into the Wayne County Sports Hall of Fame in 1990.