GEORGE MAY, Akron, Ohio

Inducted 1972

Player: George May lived in Akron, Ohio won World Championships in 1920 and 1923.  He was the first pitcher to average 50% in a World Tournament and is one of several pitchers that is credited with developing the ‘open shoe.’  He pitched National Standard shoes, which are patterned after the George May design and patented on April 24, 1923.