Year Inducted – 1991

An outstanding infielder who could handle the second or third base spots with ease, John hit the sandlots of North Hill with St. Anthony youth teams and developed into a top-notch fielder and clutch hitter with four fine years each at St. Vincent High and Akron University. While becoming a Zip team leader and All-Ohio Conference player, John moved into “AA” ball and had added success with Tiny’s Orphans, Krispy Kreme, Souvenir Beer and Howe Construction teams. He concluded his career as a baseball player with the Borden Autos, before becoming one of the city’s premier high school coaches.