Year Inducted – 2001
From 1966 through 1999 he devoted his time, skill and energy to North Akron Youth Baseball Leagues on all age levels. Paul passed away in 1999 but he is remembered by many as a coach who rarely raised his voice, who stressed values as much as winning and instilled confidence in his players. Paul had many “H-G-F-E” championship league andtournament teams, and ’67, ’71, ’73, ’98 teams were Ohio Hot Stove State Tournament runnerups. Paul was inducted in the Ohio Hot Stove Hall of Fame in 1990; he received the “Cy Butler Ohio Hot Stove Founder’s Award” in 1999 in recognition of his faithful and sincere interest in youngsters and baseball. He was involved in the North Akron Baseball Association in a variety of capacities besides coaching: in administration duties; fund raising; and maintaining the fields and equipment. He did it all with a positive attitude, professionalism and sportsmanship.