Year Inducted – 2014
The constant thread that is woven throughout the fabric of Rob Reho’s life is baseball. Reho started playing the game in youth baseball leagues in his hometown of Painesville, starring on teams that competed in Little League and Big League state championship tournaments. “I grew up watching my dad, who had played in the Piedmont League with Brooks Robinson,” Reho said. “I got to watch him play amateur ball later in Painesville and later introduced me to Brooks Robinson when I was 10 or 11. It was quite the experience. I grew to love the game going to the games with my dad, who taught me the little things in baseball. Reho was a strong-hitting middle infielder at Painesville Riverside High School. He set the school’s record for highest batting average (.412). He was named to the first team of both the All-NEC and All Tri-County teams. He then played at Lakeland Community College and led the team with a .472 batting average in 1977. Reho played 1 season at the University of Akron and graduated from there in 1985 while beginning a long-and-stellar career in adult amateur baseball in 1980. Reho was a major offensive and defensive contributor for 5 years with the Hudson Mohawks Chiefs in the Greater Akron AA League and then went on to earn multiple all-star selections in a 25-year career at various levels in Roy Hobbs leagues. He currently plays on the WolfDogs and Akron Blues. A feared power hitter as well as standout bunter and slick-fielding second baseman and shortstop who was outstanding turning double plays, Reho won Roy Hobbs league championships with the WolfDogs and Blues and was selected as a team MVP in the Roy Hobbs World Series. Reho has remained associated with the great game of baseball as an assistant varsity baseball coach at St. Vincent-St. Mary High School in 1995, was president of the Copley Athletic Association Rec baseball teams in 2010-11 and is currently coaching a team with Copley Youth 12u Travel Baseball that includes his 12-year-old son Joseph.