Year Inducted – 1993

A righthanded pitcher who doubled as a shortstop when not pitching. He had a great high school record at Garfield High before joining the South Akron Merchants, Krumroy Markets, Snyder Lumber, Sahara Dry, and the New Haven Cafes. He played in the Akron A League for 6 years before joining the army. He pitched for the U.S. Army team in England, helping them win the European Theatre of Operations championship, with a 1 hitter and a “no hitter” in the tournament. This feat got him voted M.V.P. and “All Tourney” status. Upon returning to the States, he played for the Canton Road Furniture and Post #273 teams. He was signed by the Chicago Cubs and sent to Fayetteville, NC, where he pitched well prior to injuring his arm. He finished his career back in Akron with the Borden Autos 1947 State champions.