Year Inducted – 1988

A three-sport star at Springfield High, including four years as catcher for the Spartans from 1941-45, Paul went directly into the service after his prep days and then had a solid ten-year career when he came back in the A-AA League in 1948. Splitting catching and outfielding duties, Paul helped many strong teams in the tough city races grab titles, including Canton Road Furniture, Smith Sheriffs, Krispy Kreme, and Akron P.O.C., before he closed out his career in 1957. Following his playing days, Paul turned to coaching at Boston (Woodridge) High, where his teams won three championships, not only in baseball, but in basketball and football as well.