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1988

Inductees

Andy Loya

PLAYER

Pos: Infield & Outfield

Bats: Right Throws: Right

Years: 1964-1980

Teams: Gene Sunoco, Pyramid Café

7 National Tournaments

All World Selection 1971

2 Time All City Selection

1975 World Champion with Pyramid Cafe

George Opalich

BACKER

Backer

Years: 1960 - 1988

Teams: NFMF

12 National Tournaments

Open National Championship 1986

12 City Titles

Lou Barracato

UMPIRE

Umpire

Years: 1957-1978

Worked PD Major and ASPL (Pro)

4 National Tournaments

"Outstanding Umpire"

Robert Jones

JOHN NAGY AWARD

John Nagy Award

Backer Lake Truck 31 Years

10 League Championships

1982 Record: 27-0
Backer, Manager, Player

Andy Okulovich

PLAYER-ADMINSTRATOR

Pos: Infield

Bats: Right Throws: Right

Years:  1955-1970

Teams: Lach's Bar, Swing Inn, Pyramid Café

6 National Tournaments

2 Time All City Selection

1953-1985 Cleveland Recreation Department, ASA Metro Commissioner, & Deputy Commissioner

"Efficient and Fair Administrator"

John Langdon

PLAYER

Pos: Outfield

Bats: Right Throws: Right

Years: 1954-1974

Teams- Sheffield Bronze, Lach's Bar, Swing Inn, Pyramid Cafe (World Champs '75)

7 National Tournaments

3 Time All City Selection

Selected to All-Time City Team

Abe Karp

MANAGER

Manager

Years: 50's & 60's

Teams: Erie Sheet Steel, NFMF

6 National Tournaments

3 City Titles

Manager of the Year 1969

Hal Lebovitz

MEDIA

Media

Years: 1946-1960 Sportswriter Cleveland News
1960-1964 Sportswriter Cleveland Plain Dealer
1964-1984 Sports Editor Cleveland Plain Dealer
Sports Columnist Lake County News Herald 80's and 90's
Pioneered Slow Pitch Coverage


"Thank you Hal!"

Ted Stepien

JOHN NAGY AWARD

John Nagy Award
Backer
Years: 1978-1982
Teams: Cleveland Jaybirds/Cleveland Competitiors (Pro), Nationwide Advertising

Rebuilt Daniels Park in Willoughby

Built Softball World

Hosted Many N.I.T. Tournaments

"Donated His Money, Time & Energy"

Dave Neale Sr.

PLAYER-MANAGER-BACKER

Pos: Outfield & Pitcher
Bats: Right Throws: Right
Years:

Teams: Swing Inn, Pyramid Cafe, No. 1 Lounge, Pesano's, Hillcrest Tavern
Manager: Hillcrest Tavern, Nationwide Advertising, Cleveland Competitors (Pro), Steeles Sports

Backer: Hillcrest Tavern, Steeles Sports 1995
5 National Tournaments

3 Time All City Player

Selected to All-Time City Team

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