Year Inducted – 2017
As proof that athletes don’t tire of winning, Vukovich has played or managed on 21 league and tournament title teams plus eight Roy Hobbs World Series championship clubs and is still in the game. At North Canton Hoover High, Vukovich was MVP and named to the All-Stark County Team in 1979. He was all-conference twice at West Liberty College then earned a Master of Science degree at the University of Cincinnati in 1985. Vukovich began playing in the Canton Class A League in 1980 and remained in the league for 20 years, becoming part of an NABF national championship team in 1994 and an AABC national title team in 1998. He earned a place in the Stark County Amateur Baseball Hall of Fame in 2004. Since 2014, Vukovich has been hitting coach for the Croation National Team. He also has been an assistant coach at Jackson Township High school since 2014.