Year Inducted – 1996

George umpired in the AA League for 11 years, most of that time as a member of the “George” Team. He and George Joyce (1984) as a team were regarded as one of Akron’s best. George had a superior sense of humor, perhaps a necessary requirement to be an official. His ability soon established him as a top quality umpire, and he began to receive assignments in the Mid-American and Big 10 Conferences. In addition to baseball, he officiated football and basketball equally well. His skills took him to the National Football League level. George had the distinction of being the only umpire to be invited to golf in the Ex-Baseball Players Golf League. In 1978 he was honored by the Summit County Sports Hall of Fame with induction. George’s colorful career was cut short at age 54, by cancer in 1974, a severe loss to the Akron sports scene.