Hal Naragon

Hal Naragon

Original Name Harold Richard Naragon
Birth
Zanesville, Muskingum County, Ohio, USA
Death 31 Aug 2019 (aged 90)
Barberton, Summit County, Ohio, USA
Burial Akron, Summit County, Ohio, USA
Memorial ID 202605713 · View Source
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Major League Baseball Player, Coach. For ten seasons (1951 and 1954 to 1962), he played at the catcher position with the Cleveland Indians Washington Senators and Minnesota Twins. Born Harold Richard Naragon, he played baseball at Barberton High School in Ohio. Signed by the Cleveland Indians as an amateur free agent, he made his Major League debut on September 23, 1951. His career was interrupted for two years (1952 to 1953) while he served with the United States Marine Corps. He experienced an American League Pennant winning season (1954) with Cleveland and appeared in one game during the 1954 World Series. In 424 career regular season games, he compiled 262 hits, with a .262 batting average. After retiring as a player, he remained in the games and served as a bullpen coach with the Minnesota Twins (1963 to 1966), where he was on staff when Minnesota captured the American League Pennant in 1965. He went on to serve as bullpen coach with the Detroit Tigers (1967 to 1968) and was on Mayo Smith's staff when Detroit won the World Series in 1968. After leaving baseball, he was the proprietor of a sporting goods store.

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  • Originally Created by: C.S.
  • Added: 31 Aug 2019
  • Find A Grave Memorial 202605713
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Hal Naragon (1 Oct 1928–31 Aug 2019), Find A Grave Memorial no. 202605713, citing Greenlawn Memorial Park, Akron, Summit County, Ohio, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave Burial Details Unknown.