Year Inducted – 2002

One of the hardest throwing righthanders in Akron baseball history. Began his career in the South Akron Youth Leagues and developed into an All-City and All-Ohio hurler while leading his Garfield High School Presidents team and Akron Yanks Legion team to many wins and titles. He pitched for Borden Autos coming out of Garfield and then signed as the highest bonus baby the New York Yankees had inked until that time. Walt spent six years hurling for Yankee and St. Louis Cardinals minor league teams before returning home and helping the Autos, Krispy Kreme, and Tramonte Black Label teams to winning championships.