Year Inducted – 1993

Jack played on the 1939-40 Killian Celtics B team North High “Teens”. Played centerfield for North High in 1941-42. Graduated from Akron U in 1948, where he ran track and played basketball. As a first baseman and centerfielder, Jack played for such teams in the AA League as Civitan Club ’45-’48, Norka Plating ’49-’50, Souvenir Beer ’50, Krumroy Markets ’51-’52 and Redl Golf, 1953. He played 3 years with Civitans without missing an inning of play and 2 of those seasons without commiting an error at 1st base. His AA League batting average was .324. He averaged 20 stolen bases per season. Following his active playing days, he turned to coaching. He served as Assistant Basketball Coach at North High ’48-’49, and at West High, ’51-’54. He was Head Baseball Coach at West High ’51-’54. From 1954-1964 he ran the Firestone Park “Lucky” Baseball League for 6 to 10 year old boys, starting many of them on AA and college careers. During the period he spent as Superintendent of the Coventry schools (1960’s) and the Revere schools (1970’s) he made certain baseball was a strong part of athletic programs and facilities.