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Raymond Haggins

Raymond Haggins
Nickname: Lefty

Career: 1949-1958
Positions: p, 1b, of
Teams: House of David, Memphis Red Sox
Born: September 5, 1929, Coleanor, Alabama

Baseball Career Highlights:
"I have fond memories of several events. The first is when I was selected to play in consecutive East-West All Star games in 1953-1955. Also, during those three years, I barnstormed against Major League All Stars. I had pretty good success against the pitching of Don Newcombe, Sam Jones, Brooks Lawrence, Connie Johnson and Joe Black."

Professional/Personal Accomplishments:
"After retiring from baseball, I worked in the steel industry for 39 years and retired as a machinist. I attended the Tennessee School of Religion, in Memphis, Tennessee, and received Bachelor's and Master's degrees in Religious Education. I also coached little league baseball for several years. Last, but not least, my wife and I have five children. They all attended college and all but one graduated but still is blessed with a good job. My wife has put up with me for 45 years. We're blessed."

Awards, Honors, Titles, Championships,
Schools, Colleges:

• Certificate of Special Congressional Recognition for
   Contribution to Negro Leagues Baseball - February 1995
• Letter of Commendation by President William Jefferson Clinton -
   February 1995
• Key to the City of Birmingham, Alabama

Source: NLBM Legacy 2000 Players' Reunion Alumni Book, Kansas City Missouri: Negro Leagues Baseball Museum, Inc., 2000.

Raymond Haggins photo

Raymond Haggins