Here are a couple of neat things shared by a couple people who love him.
"Back when he was coaching legion over 30 years ago and at the very last game he announced to the guys on his team that he was retiring. As he walked out of the dugout he took and threw away his spikes( they had seen their last days). So about a month later they had a banquet. My dad got up to speak and the boys asked if they could interrupt for a moment. The whole team stood up and gave him a gift, inside the box were the spikes that he tried to throw away. The team got them out of the garbage and gave him the spikes back and they asked him to reconsider, and the rest is history." - Mary Crum - Daughter
Honestly, I don't have a favorite story of my papa. Every moment with him is special. Listening to stories of him growing up and coaching/playing baseball is always entertaining for me. He could tell me the same stories over and over and it would never get old. My papa is my inspiration and when I get older I wanna be as good as a person he is. -Hannah Crum, grand-daughter
Here is Pete Chiodo's story about Acker.