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Mike Feduniak

Mike Feduniak truly was “A Man for All Seasons” at Kent State, where he earned three varsity letters – maximum in his day – in football, basketball and baseball from 1939-42. On the gridiron, he was a solid blocking back, halfback and punter for the Golden Flashes, who posted an 8-1 record in his junior season. Kent’s basketball team enjoyed three winning seasons, 13-10, 12-10, and 14-11, with Feduniak contributing at guard for two years then moving to forward. But baseball was Feduniak’s best sport. A strong and durable catcher, he was Kent’s home run and RBI leader while still maintaining a .300 career batting average. He was a first-team All-Ohio Conference selection in 1942, his second consecutive year as captain, and helped Kent win the OC championship in 1941. Feduniak went on to play five years of professional baseball, mostly with minor league affiliates of the Boston Red Sox and Chicago Cubs. Among his most memorable minor-league contests was catching future Hall of Famer Hoyt Wilhelm’s first professional game in Mooresville, N.C. Feduniak’s baseball career was interrupted with the U.S. Army Air Corps in World War II. Feduniak was inducted into Kent State’s Varsity K Hall of Fame in 1990.

Inducted 1996 | Baseball, Football, Basketball