Year Inducted – 1991
Ernie is being inducted into this Hall of Fame as a manager of several championship teams through all levels of Akron area baseball. He learned the ropes as a player at South High in 1936 ’37, being All-City in ’37. Played with Simpson Marked before a 6-year stint in the Marine Corp. where he played and managed the Quantico Base team. On returning home he managed and coached several W.A.B.L. teams, helping develop many of the AA stars. His success as a talent developer can be attested to by his sons, one of whom is still in the big league. Art is now bullpen coach of the Oakland A’s and spent eight years as the Chicago White Sox catcher.