Year Inducted – 1989

After a great career on the football sandlots as an 108-pound running back who starred on the Famous Red Pepper Grid teams and a stint in the army, Bony began sponsoring youth teams in all sports, including baseball in 1945. He prided himself as one who loves amateur sports of which he was a product of. As the years grew, so did his restaurant, the Red Pepper Steak House, and the number of teams he sponsored. To help facilitate his teams, he built a baseball field still being used. Besides paying the bills for many Barberton and Norton youth league teams, Bony sponsored his Red Pepper teams in AA ball in the late sixties and was rewarded with a sweep in league honors in the Pepper’s 1974 championship year.