Year Inducted – 1990

Made his mark early as a pitcher and then later as a third baseman/outfielder after pitching National A.C. to Y-League titles in ’41-42. From there he hurled for the Kenmore American Legion and led Kenmore High in becoming the first Akron area team to qualify for the State Finals in 1945. Later that summer, pitching for the Kenmore Taverns at age 17, he was drafted by the Akron Orphans and won a game in the NABF Finals–the youngest pitcher to do so. After a stint with the Army, he played for Army-Navy 268, Orphans, Zanesville, Macrae Finishing, Souvenir Beer, Old Dutch, Howe Construction and Portage County, making five All-Star teams.