Jimmy Summers

Inducted into the Greater Akron Baseball Hall of Fame in 2023

High School

Green High School (cut his freshman year).


Malone College 1992-1993; Played on nationally ranked NAIA team


Played professional baseball in Australia, Netherlands and Croatia from 1995 - 2007.  Playing awards include;


Croatia - Best pitcher Croatian National league (5 times), Best Pitcher of Croatian finals (7 times), MVP Croatian finals (3 times), MVP Croatian Cup (6 times), Best pitcher Europa  Cupwinners Cup, Best win-loss percentage Europa C.E.B Cup


Australia - Best E.R.A.South Australian Baseball league, all star team, MVP of Grand finals, 2001. 


Coached from 2001-2007 in Australia, Netherlands, Croatia and Columbus, Ohio. Various duties include head baseball coach, head instructor, pitching coach, youth talent coach and player/coach.  Won three consecutive Dutch National Titles from 2004-2006.  Ran several youth and professional teams including clinics, daily training and individual instruction.  

Currently the head coach of the Croatian National team.  He led the team to victory in the B-level qualifying tournament in 2015 and will be coaching the team in the European Championships in 2016 which is a qualifier for the World Baseball Classic.  Click here to read more.

Croatia wins B Level European Championship in Karlovac