Hal Naragon Stats

Hal Naragon was born on Monday, October 1, 1928, in Zanesville, Ohio. Naragon was 22 years old when he broke into the big leagues on September 23, 1951, with the Cleveland Indians. His biographical data, year-by-year hitting stats, fielding stats, pitching stats (where applicable), career totals, uniform numbers, salary data and miscellaneous items-of-interest are presented by Baseball Almanac on this comprehensive Hal Naragon baseball stats page.

" Naragon, Harold Richard : Only the presence of Jim Hegan kept Hal Naragon from establishing himself as one of baseball's best catchers in the 1950s. When he came up as a rookie in 1954, in fact, he was called 'a carbon copy of Hegan ,' though Naragaon was never able to win a starting job. An excellent receiver and handler of pitchers, Naragon played behind Hegan in Cleveland then backed up Earl Battey at Washington and Minnesota ." - Historian Russell Schneider in The Cleveland Indians Encyclopedia (Sports Publishing LLC, 09/01/2004, Page 228)
Hal Naragon

Hal Naragon Autograph on a 1959 Topps Baseball Card (#376 | <a href='../baseball_cards/baseball_cards_oneset.php?s=1959top01' title='1959 Topps Baseball Card Checklist'>Checklist</a>)
Hal Naragon Autograph on a 1959 Topps Baseball Card (#376 | Checklist )

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Birth Name:
Harold Richard Naragon
Nickname:
Hal
Born On:
10-01-1928  (Libra)
Place of Birth Data Born In:
Zanesville, Ohio
Year of Death Data Died On:
08-31-2019 ( 500 Oldest Living )
Place of Death Data Died In:
Barberton, Ohio
Cemetery:
Greenlawn Cemetery, Akron, Ohio
High School:
Barberton High School (Barberton, OH)
College:
None Attended
Batting Stances Chart Bats:
Left
Throwing Arms Chart Throws:
Right
Player Height Chart Height:
6-00
Player Weight Chart Weight:
175
First Game:
09-23-1951 (Age 22)
Last Game:
08-05-1962
Draft:
Not Applicable
Hal Naragon

Hal Naragon Pitching Stats

G GS GF W L PCT ERA CG SHO SV IP BFP H ER R HR BB IBB SO WP HB BK HLD
- - Did Not Pitch - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
G GS GF W L PCT ERA CG SHO SV IP BFP H ER R HR BB IBB SO WP HB BK HLD
Hal Naragon

Hal Naragon Hitting Stats

G AB R H 2B 3B HR GRSL RBI BB IBB SO SH SF HBP GIDP AVG OBP SLG
1951 23 Indians 3 8 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 - 0 0 - 1 0 .250 .400 .250
1954 26 Indians 46 101 10 24 2 2 0 0 12 9 - 12 3 0 0 0 .238 .300 .297
1955 27 Indians 57 127 12 41 9 2 1 0 14 15 0 8 1 0 0 3 .323 .394 .449
1956 28 Indians 53 122 11 35 3 1 3 0 18 13 2 9 2 2 1 3 .287 .355 .402
1957 29 Indians 57 121 12 31 1 1 0 0 8 12 1 9 1 1 1 5 .256 .326 .281
1958 30 Indians 9 9 2 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .333 .333 .556
1959 31 Indians 14 36 6 10 4 1 0 0 5 3 0 2 0 1 1 0 .278 .341 .444
1959 31 Senators 71 195 12 47 3 2 0 0 11 8 0 9 1 2 1 4 .241 .272 .277
1960 32 Senators 33 92 7 19 2 0 0 0 5 8 2 4 1 1 1 2 .207 .275 .228
1961 33 Twins 57 139 10 42 2 1 2 0 11 4 0 8 3 0 1 5 .302 .326 .374
1962 34 Twins 24 35 1 8 1 0 0 0 3 3 1 1 0 1 0 1 .229 .282 .257
G AB R H 2B 3B HR GRSL RBI BB IBB SO SH SF HBP GIDP AVG OBP SLG
10 Years 424 985 83 262 27 11 6 0 87 76 6 62 12 8 7 23 .266 .321 .334
Hal Naragon

Hal Naragon Fielding Stats

POS G GS OUTS TC TC/G CH PO A E DP PB CASB CACS FLD% RF
1951 Indians C 2 2 66 14 7.0 13 12 1 1 1 1 1 1 .929 5.32
1954 Indians C 45 33 854 146 3.2 146 132 14 0 1 2 14 11 1.000 4.62
1955 Indians C 52 32 900 216 4.2 214 199 15 2 3 2 5 10 .991 6.42
1956 Indians C 48 33 881 171 3.6 169 162 7 2 0 6 11 6 .988 5.18
1957 Indians C 39 28 801 195 5.0 193 179 14 2 2 3 7 7 .990 6.51
1959 Indians C 10 8 225 54 5.4 54 51 3 0 1 1 2 3 1.000 6.48
1959 Senators C 54 46 1,264 277 5.1 275 262 13 2 0 6 26 7 .993 5.87
1960 Senators C 29 23 682 136 4.7 133 119 14 3 1 1 10 4 .978 5.27
1961 Twins C 36 30 836 181 5.0 180 168 12 1 4 3 20 5 .994 5.81
1962 Twins C 9 5 147 41 4.6 41 41 0 0 1 0 3 0 1.000 7.53
POS G GS OUTS TC TC/G CH PO A E DP PB CASB CACS FLD% RF
C Totals 324 240 6,656 1,431 4.4 1,418 1,325 93 13 14 25 99 54 .991 5.75
9 Years 324 240 6,656 1,431 4.4 1,418 1,325 93 13 14 25 99 54 .991 5.75
Hal Naragon

Hal Naragon Miscellaneous Stats

SB CS SB% PH PR DH AB/HR AB/K AB/RBI K/BB K/9 BB/9
1951 Indians 0 0 .000 1 0 n/a 0.0 0.0 0.0 - - -
1954 Indians 0 0 .000 1 1 n/a 0.0 8.4 8.4 - - -
1955 Indians 1 0 1.000 16 0 n/a 127.0 15.9 9.1 - - -
1956 Indians 0 0 .000 18 0 n/a 40.7 13.6 6.8 - - -
1957 Indians 0 0 .000 24 0 n/a 0.0 13.4 15.1 - - -
1958 Indians 0 0 .000 9 0 n/a 0.0 0.0 0.0 - - -
1959 Indians 0 0 .000 6 0 n/a 0.0 18.0 7.2 - - -
1959 Senators 0 1 .000 19 0 n/a 0.0 21.7 17.7 - - -
1960 Senators 0 0 .000 5 1 n/a 0.0 23.0 18.4 - - -
1961 Twins 0 0 .000 23 0 n/a 69.5 17.4 12.6 - - -
1962 Twins 0 0 .000 18 0 n/a 0.0 35.0 11.7 - - -
SB CS SB% PH PR DH AB/HR AB/K AB/RBI K/BB K/9 BB/9
10 Years 1 1 .500 140 2 n/a 164.2 15.9 11.3 - - -
Hal Naragon

Hal Naragon Miscellaneous Items of Interest

1951 Cleveland Indians 23 Undetermined - -
1954 Cleveland Indians 18 Undetermined - Stats
1955 Cleveland Indians 18 Undetermined - -
1956 Cleveland Indians 18 Undetermined - -
1957 Cleveland Indians 18 Undetermined - -
1958 Cleveland Indians 18 Undetermined - -
1959 Cleveland Indians 18 Undetermined - -
1959 Washington Senators 8 Undetermined - -
1960 Washington Senators 8 Undetermined - -
1961 Minnesota Twins 8 Undetermined - -
1962 Minnesota Twins 8 Undetermined - -


Harold Richard Naragon was a Major League Baseball player who caught games for the Cleveland Indians Washington Senators ( 1959 - 1960 ), and Minnesota Twins ( 1961 1962 ). When Hal, his nickname, made his debut on September 23, 1951, he became the second Barberton High School (Barberton, OH) graduate to play in the majors. Do you know who preceded him? [ Answer ]
Hal Naragon Rookie Baseball Card
Hal Naragon Rookie Card | 1955 Bowman Baseball Card (#129 | Checklist )
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Did you know that when the Washington Senators (1901-1960) relocated the franchise and became the modern day Minnesota Twins (1961-today), Hal Naragon was on the roster, making him the last original Senator to wear #8 , and the first Twin to wear #8 ?

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