Year Inducted – 1987

An East High grad who became a “gutsy” handyman type player for a number of teams, John proved to be an outstanding player at any of the nine positions on the baseball diamond. Although a strong right-handed pitcher who could also hit for the .300 average, John was utilized by the teams he played for in the position they most needed help. In his early days, John played with the champion Killian Celtics and West Chevrolet teams and also had stints with Scott Paige Billiards and New Haven Cafe, and helped the tough Borden Auto teams of the late forties in their quests of league and district championships.