Year Inducted – 1993
Another East High School and Kent State University product who made it big. He was a talented basketball player as well as an outstanding shortstop. He played in the Akron AA League with Borden Autos, Howe Construction, Old Dutch Beers and Krispy Kreme teams. In 1959 he began his professional career, arriving in the major leagues in 1966 with the Pittsburgh Pirates. Thus began 10 years in the majors in which he played with the Los Angeles Dodgers, seven years with the New York Yankees (1968-74) and the Detroit Tigers. For five years he was the regular shortstop for the Yankees, winning Sporting News “Golden Glove Award” in 1971. Became a coach with the Yankees in 1976. Then Manager of International League pennant winner Columbus Clippers in 1979. This achievement got him the managerial position with the New York Yankees, and later on, the Chicago Cubs manager’s job. He currently is Vice-President and General Manager of the New York Yankees.