He first gained fame at Garfield High School where he was an All-City forward and certainly the standout pitcher in the city in his day. The record books show he lost only two games in four years at Garfield. At least twice his teams went to the state finals. He was signed by the Dodgers in 1949 and had a good many years of kicking around the minors. In 1952, he pitched for the old Brooklyn Dodgers ... was traded to the Phillies in '55 and three years later was back with the Dodgers, now located in Los Angeles, where he closed out his career. His best season was compiling a 4-3 record with the Phillies in 1955 in 19 appearances.