Year Inducted – 1985

For nearly 50 years, “Buss” has been part of Akron baseball history, playing and/or managing over 20 championship teams. He began his career as a shortstop with Milton Service and became one of the very best at that spot. Buss was also a superb bunter, constantly challenging opponents defenses with his uncanny ability of dropping bunts down anywhere. Besides champion Borden Auto, Canton Road Furniture, Smith Sheriffs, Goodyear, and Airmatic Valve title teams, Buss also played or managed for Union Foods, Cuyahoga Falls Moose, Simpson’s Market, Krispy Kreme, Dairy Queen, Bolin Oil, and Triner Sports. In addition, Simpson, who is still managing, has coached numerous youth league teams, and also at Walsh College.