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2015

Inductees

Chris Gaede

PLAYER

Pos: SS
Years: 1973-2013
Teams: Holy Name Society, Transcon Bldrs., Normandy Tavern
7 National Tournaments
Selected All City First Team 1976
10 Year League All Star 1974-1984, Numerous All Tournament Selections


One Word - “Smooth”

Mark Miklos

PLAYER

Pos: Pitcher, Catcher, 1B, DH
Bats: Right Throws: Right
Years: 1980-2014
Teams: Locherie, Sheet Metal Tech, OSI, Barille Electric, CBC Construction
20+ National Tournaments
6 Time All National Team
4 Time All World
2 Time News Herald Sweet 16 MVP
Numerous MVP and League Tournament & MVP Selections


“Struck Terror In The Box”

Patti (Ritley) Karlyn

PLAYER

Pos: Infield
Years: 1973-2002
Teams: Hillcrest Tavern, Sly Fox, Bide-A-Wee, Emanon, Holiday Lounge
10 National Tournaments
1983 National Champion Bide-A-Wee
4 Time All Tournament Nationals
12 Time League All Star, 1975 League MVP


“A World Class Player”

Rudy Stastny

PLAYER

Pos: Outfield
Years: 1973-1987
Teams: Ed Pike, Starcom, Erieside Electric, OSI
5 National Tournaments
2 Time All City
Cleveland Stroh’s All Tournament 1981, 5 tool player, 2001 News Herald Top 11 Players


“Team Player, could do it all”

Frank Pines & Brian Weisman

BACKER

Backer
Years: 1994-Present
Leagues: Mayfield Hts, Mayfield Village, Cleveland Hts., Willoughby, Euclid
Teams: Scalper’s Bar & Grille
5+ National Tournaments
Numerous League & Tournament Championships
ISA State Champion 2007


“In it for the Love of the Game”
 

Ron Thigpen

MANAGER

Manager
Years: 1980-Present
Leagues: Bedford Heights, Maple Heights
Teams: GTE, Hucklebee Construction, Barille Electirc, KMB Electric, AMR
4 National Tournaments
BSA National Champion 2011 & 2012
National Champion – AMR 2008-2014
Numerous League and Tournament Championships


“A Proven Winner”

Liz (Nagy) Lamos

PLAYER

Pos: SS & 3B
Years: 1975-2002
Teams: Sheet Metal Tch, Gary’s Creative Jewelry, Progressive Ins, Creative Design, Pepco
15 National Tournaments
3 Time World Champion
2 Time World Tournament MVP
Numerous All Tournament & MVP Selections


“Last at bat, game on the line, you wanted Liz at the plate”

Nick Frizell

PLAYER

Pos: 1B, 3B, DH
Years: 1981-2019
Teams: OSI, First Mchts, Barille Electric, Habian, Talikka
20+ National Tournaments
News Herald Sweet 16 Champion
Cleveland Metro Champion
State Champion
All Tournament Team, HR Derby Champion, Player of the year selection on multiple teams


“Long Ball Personified”

Rick Arcaro

PLAYER

Pos: Catcher, RF, & DH
Bats: Right Throws: Right
Years: 1985-2006
Teams: OSI, Doc Floyd’s
18+ National Tournaments
6 Time ASA City Championship All City
12 Time Tournament MVP
8 Time All World Team


“Came Through in The Clutch”

Dave Nager

BACKER

Backer
Years: 1990-Present
Leagues: Mayfield Village, Willoughby, Euclid, Akron, Cleveland Hts.
Teams: Dave Nager Attorney, Nager Law
30+ National Tournaments
5 Time National Champion
Numerous Regional & State Championships


“Generous Backer, Lent His Hand to so Many”

Bobby Miller

MANAGER

Manager
Years: 1992-2002
Leagues: Mentor, Willoughby
Teams: Key W. Kools, Team Talikka, Four Star Machine, Commonwealth/SMT, SMT/WLBY. Brewing
4 National Tournaments
2 Metro Cleveland Championships
12 Tournament Championships
4 Top 10 World Tournaments
2000 National Champion – Talikka


“His Passion for the Game - Endless”

Lloyd Shelton

UMPIRE

Umpire
Years: 1990-Present
3+ National Tournaments
2010 ASA Man in Blue Award – Umpire of the Year
USFTL Hall of Fame Member
20+ Years as Player before Umpire


“Always let you have your say”

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