Year Inducted – 1983

Born on Christmas Day, 1902, this Hall of Famer began playing baseball in Scranton, PA. He put nearly 20 years of pro ball in the Yankee chain, and then came to Goodyear. After 10 years with Goodyear, Frank played with the Yellow Cabs, Akron Guards and Philco teams. In 1945, at the age of 42, Frank was an important cog in the Akron Orphans drive to the NABF National Championship. Newspaper clippings tell us that Stefko could really drive the ball far, had a whip arm to throw out runners from his outfield post, and had excellent control on the mound.