Year Inducted – 2021
When talking with Ray, one can understand that he genuinely loves the game … making him a true ambassador of baseball. After playing at Brecksville High School where he earned Conference and MVP awards, Ray Fantozzi played at Arizona State, Tri-C West, and the University of Cincinnati. Still playing at a very competitive level, Ray has always been an outstanding pitcher and hitter in the Plain Dealer AAA league, Cuyahoga County AAA League, NEO Roy Hobbs League, and both the Cleveland and Canton MSBL Leagues.
In the Legends of Baseball Cooperstown tournaments, Ray has won the Bobby Uhl Pitching Award, the Lifetime Achievement Award Inspired by George Goodall, and the Cliff Archer Heart of the Team Award. Currently, Ray Fantozzi is the Head Varsity baseball coach at Copley High School where he teaches his players to love and respect the game of baseball. He was also the Varsity baseball coach at Nordonia High School and has worked as a private instructor at Strike Force Baseball Academy.