Year Inducted – 1985

Rick began his AA career as a senior out of South High, after an outstanding career in the youth leagues, and established himself as a topnotch shortstop and later second baseman in the field, and a strong clutch hitter at the plate. He played his rookie season for Azar-Denholm before joining the Tramonte Black Labels for nine years, champion Wayne Knolls Farms for two years, and closed out his career with the champion Akron Insulating teams. Rick was named the AA League’s Frank Garcia Outstanding Player in 1964, and he managed the Labels to the League title in 1969. Handy had a career batting average of .320 and was named to the All-Star team every year he played.