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Charles Armstrong

Inducted in 2013

Picture of Charles Armstrong

Charles was an avid sports fan and played AAA Minor League Baseball for the Cleveland Indians Farm Team. Charlie signed a contract with the Corning Baseball Club, a member of the National Association of Professional Baseball Leagues, in 1953, and was paid $175 per month. He had the honor of being named one of the top 100 Athletes in North Central Ohio sports history. Charlie played basketball and baseball for Leesville High School. He was on the 1951 Class B Regional Semi-final basketball team, coached by Mac Morrison that defeated Fort Recovery in overtime. Charlie played baseball for the Galion Merchants- the Sox, semi-pro team, and the Galion Legion baseball team, as well. As a member of the Sox, Charlie was selected to play on the All League Baseball Team in 1956. He coached the Leesville Babe Ruth baseball team and the Galion All-star Babe Ruth teams for many years. Charlie especially loved the Ohio State Buckeyes.

Charlie was a salesman at Castle Metals in Galion and later owned and operated Galion Metal Products and Armstrong Steel Supply. He also owned and operated Trash and Treasure Antiques with his wife and sons retiring in 2000.

Charles was married to Esther and had two sons and daughters-in-law, Dave and Marcie Armstrong of Zanesville and Scott and Laurie Armstrong of Harpster; one grandson, Christopher Armstrong; two granddaughters, Laura Garrett and Julia Caton.