Year Inducted – 2023
Jimmy “Taco” Summers was born in Mexico and grew up playing for the Green Youth Baseball Federation. Given the nickname “Taco Jimmy” at nine, he played many years for Green, was a 2-year letterman in high school and honorable mention All Suburban 1991. After high school he played on the legendary, nationally ranked 1993 Malone College baseball team. In 1994 he pitched for the Hall of Fame Suarez Corporation that won the NABF World Series in Louisville, Kentucky. In 1995, Jimmy started his international career, playing for Karlovac Olimpija. Braving the front lines of the Balkan War, he was seven-time Best Pitcher for the Croatian Finals, six-time Best Pitcher Croatian Cup, MVP of the 2002 Croatian Finals and two-time Best Pitcher Inter League.
He pitched for the Hall of Fame Akron A’s 2009 through current, winning multiple league and tournament championships, and the Roy Hobbs World Series in 2014. He was an Assistant Coach for Columbus State Community College, Archbishop Hoban, and Jackson High Schools. Is now Director of Player Development at the Playball Sports Academy and Head Instructor for the Akron A’s Youth Baseball Program. Jimmy has twin boys Tyler and Cameron.