Harold Baines Overview
- Full Name: Harold Douglas Baines
- Date of Birth: March 15, 1959
- Birthplace: Easton, Maryland, United States
- Nationality: American
- Bats: Left-handed
- Height: N/A
- Weight: 88 kg
- Date drafted: 1977
- Birth Sign: Pisces
Harold Baines was born on March 15, 1959, in Easton, Maryland, United States as Harold Douglas Baines. He is an American professional baseball right fielder who played in Major League Baseball for the Chicago White Sox, Texas Rangers, Oakland Athletics, Baltimore Orioles and Cleveland Indians between 1980 and 2001.
Furthermore, Baines graduated in 1977 from St. Michaels High School on Maryland’s Eastern Shore where, as a senior, he batted .532 and was named a high school All-American.
On Opening Day 1980, Baines made his MLB debut, starting as an outfielder with the Chicago White Sox. On 1982, he had 165 hits, 25 home runs and 105 runs batted in (RBIs).
In 1986, a succession of knee problems began which gradually ended his fielding career, forcing him to become a regular designated hitter.
In 1990 Harold was traded to the Oakland Athletics for minor league pitchers Scott Chiamparino and Joe Bitker, and he helped them reach the postseason only to be swept by the Cincinnati Reds in the World Series.
He won a World Series ring in 2005 when he was the bench coach for Chicago White Sox manager Ozzie Guillen.
In August 2009 the Orioles announced that Baines would be inducted into the Orioles Hall of Fame as the 46th member. In his seven seasons with the Orioles, he batted .301, had 107 home runs, and 378 RBIs as their designated hitter.
Moreover, he had been eligible for the National Baseball Hall of Fame beginning with the 2007 election. While 75% of the vote is needed for induction, he never received greater than 6.1% (which he received in 2010).
American professional baseball right fielder Harold Baines net worth is estimated to be around $19 as of 2018.
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