Henry Kaczmar Wants to Play Major League Baseball
Chris Kaczmar of Walsh Jesuit baseball coaching fame has an outstanding Ohio high school coaching resume with four state championships and seven regional titles to his credit – making him one of the most successful coaches ever seen at Walsh Jesuit High School in Cuyahoga Falls, OH.
Ohio State baseball team members Matthew Graveline and Henry Kaczmar will continue to make significant contributions after both were named to the Big Ten All-Freshmen Team on Tuesday.
Early Life and Education
Henry Kaczmar is one of many 16-year-olds with dreams of playing major league baseball who wish to make that dream a reality, but unlike most, he’s already made significant steps toward that dream – signing with Ohio State baseball as his college commitment and attending Walsh Jesuit High School in Akron as an underclassmen shortstop!
He initially committed to Michigan but after Erik Bakich left as head coach of the Wolverines, decommitted and made a pledge to his hometown team instead. His family is pleased that he decided to stay close by.
Kaczmar could take the field at shortstop under new head coach Bill Mosiello this season for Ohio State, replacing longtime star infielder Andy Stern who led his high school team to state semifinal and regional final competition during his junior and senior seasons.
Henry Kaczmar is not the first teenager to dream of playing professionally, but this 2022 Walsh Jesuit graduate may be closer than most 16-year-olds to reaching that goal. Chris Kaczmar serves as an esteemed head coach at Walsh Jesuit and also heads Kaczmar Architects Incorporated of Cleveland as president.
Kaczmar initially pledged his allegiance to Michigan, but later decommitted upon Erik Bakich’s departure as head coach of the Wolverines. Instead he made an adjustment in his plans and now pledges his allegiance to Ohio State.
Walsh expects its shortstop to play an instrumental role on their squad this year. Last season he hit.568 with four homers, 36 RBI and 13 stolen bases; Mason Eckelman of Hawken High has committed to Michigan for catching. Additionally, Walsh boasts talented infielders such as Dominic Brancel (Hawken); Dylan Gamber (Mayfield); and Tommy Harrison (St Edward).
Achievement and Honors
Kaczmar was named Beacon Journal Player of the Week during his freshman season. Since then, he has become one of Ohio State’s standout shortstops, hitting.357 with five homers, three doubles, and 29 RBIs so far this year.
He leaves behind his beloved wife Martha, two daughters Val and Shar as well as their children Cody Gorniak and Dusty Kaczmar, as well as Tim his son-in-law and various nieces and nephews who will miss him greatly. He was an incredible father, husband, brother and friend who will truly be missed.
Anna married Jozafat Budnik at age 18 on month day 1874 at Kaczanowka in Skalat, Galicja Austria nr doimu151 Kaczanowka Skalat Galicja Austria where they had four children including Catherina Bobal (nee Kacsmar). Anna passed away on month day 1927 aged 86 in Death Place Austria
Henry Kaczmar graduated Walsh Jesuit High School in 2022 and currently plays shortstop for Ohio State Buckeyes baseball team, leading them in hits and RBIs while receiving several Big Ten Freshman of the Week honors this season. Additionally, Henry is an experienced architect.
Joel Enos has contributed his writings to Wired and Playboy magazines and received his MFA in creative writing from San Francisco State University. Additionally, he worked on Anais Nin’s Delta of Venus, Little Birds and Henry and June productions.
Anna Kaczmar married Joseph Kaczmar on April 17, 1891 when she was 22 years old in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Later she would marry Paul Dackor. Anna passed away at 73 and was interred at Sacred Heart Cemetery.
Elizabeth Kaczmar passed away peacefully on February 15, 2013. She leaves behind two daughters Val (Cody Gorniak) Kaczmar and Shar (Dusty and Rayel Kaczmar); Henry (Karen Kaczmar) Kaczmar is survived by their three children Tammy Exner, Rowan Landin; April Ottenbreit with Kiara Caden as well as Caden; Ann Dimler with Shantelle Klein Jaden Kaylee as well as numerous nieces and nephews – as well as numerous nieces and nephews that she will misses dearly. All who knew her will miss her deeply!