Year Inducted – 1987

Was an all-around outstanding athlete who blossomed in all sports while at Central High School from 1943-46. Hank became known as a fierce competitor and was the man his teams called on to make the big play. He was All-City in basketball and football, along with his favorite game of baseball while at Central. A strong right-handed pitcher who also handled third base and outfield duties, Hank provided his teams with many clutch performances on the area sandlots. He had many highlights in his career including helping the Akron American Legion team to the City Title when he pitched a 1-0, one-hitter against Cleveland in the 1945 State Finals. Hank then became a handy clutch player for the champion Borden Auto team before closing out his career as an outfielder for several class A softball teams. Hank passed away at age 52 in 1981.