Year Inducted – 1984

An organizer, promoter, manager, and tremendous friend of baseball for 60 years, “Speed” Bosworth had a keen impact on baseball played in the Akron area. Bosworth played with the General Tire baseball teams that won the Akron Industrial League and semi-professional championships. The infielder then became a backer/manager of youth baseball. The highlight of his career centered around the Akron Orphans which won several championships but none more gratifying than the 1945 team that captured the 1945 NABF National Championship. He closed out his colorful career as a scout for major league baseball clubs. In 1957, Bosworth became a charter member inductee into the Summit County Sports Hall of Fame.