Ralph Caraffi

A midfielder who played for assorted clubs in Western Pennsylvania, New England and Ohio during a playing career that lasted nearly 20 years.

Caraffi began with Vestaburg, near Pittsburgh, in 1915. In 1919, he moved to the famous Fall River Rovers team in Massachusetts, and played two seasons there. When the Fall River United team was formed at the start of the original American Soccer League in 1921, Caraffi played one season with that team before moving to Cleveland.

He spent the longest stretch of his playing career in Cleveland, starring for the Cleveland Magyars team from 1926 to 1924. In 1930, when the team played under the name of a sponsor, Bruell Insurance, it reached the final of the U.S. Open Cup before losing to the Fall River Marksmen.

He later played for a U.S. Army team in Europe, coached youth teams with the Cleveland Bartunek club and refereed.

Inducted in 1959.