Year Inducted – 1982
Was associated with baseball for 56 years and managed some of the best teams in the heyday of the AA League. Name a championship team and Winkler was probably the manager. That managerial career began in 1927 and included such teams as the Killian Celtics, which captured the old City A League title six consecutive seasons, Old Dutch Beer and Smith Sheriffs. However, Joe’s most masterful achievement was with Tramonte Black Label. With such stars as Jack Bisesi, Dick Lombardi and Dave Young, Winkler directed Black Label to eight AA League titles in nine seasons during the 1960’s. In addition, the Labels, which at one point had captured 132 of 140 games, won two Ohio Stan Musial Championships.