October 1, 1928 |
|September 23, 1951, for the Cleveland Indians|
|Last MLB appearance|
|August 5, 1962, for the Minnesota Twins|
|Runs batted in||87|
Harold Richard Naragon (born October 1, 1928 in Zanesville, Ohio) is a former catcher in Major League Baseball who played for the Cleveland Indians (1951; 1954–59) and Washington Senators/Minnesota Twins (1959–62). He batted left-handed and threw right-handed, and was listed as 6 feet (1.8 m) tall and 160 pounds (73 kg).
His most productive season came in 1959, when he posted career-highs in games (85) and hits (57) while dividing his playing time with Cleveland and Washington. He also caught one inning for the Indians in Game 3 of the 1954 World Series against the New York Giants. He spent much of his career backing up starting catchers Jim Hegan and Earl Battey.
Following his playing career, Naragon was the bullpen coach for the Minnesota Twins and Detroit Tigers from 1963–69. He was closely associated with pitching coach Johnny Sain, and was a member of the 1965 American League champion Twins and the 1968 world champion Tigers.
Naragon graduated from Barberton (Ohio) High School.
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- Bio from Cool of the Evening: The 1965 Minnesota Twins
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