Norte Vista High (1965)
Professional Baseball (1970-85)
John set the standard at Norte Vista as Captain, MVP, All-Conference and All-CIF in baseball. At UCR, he was Captain, MVP and Southern California Athletic Conference MVP in 1968. He played professionally for the Cleveland Indians, Texas Rangers and Baltimore Orioles. He further won accolades as a sportscaster, garnering 4 Emmys for play-by-play coverage of Orioles Baseball. John was inducted into the Norte Vista and UCR Halls of Fame. He credits his time in Riverside as the most impressionable years of his life.