Harold Baines (Class of ‘77) Hall of Fame Celebration Being Planned
Join us as we celebrate St. Michaels High School Alumni Harold Baines Baseball Hall of Fame induction ceremony at St. Michaels High School Auditorium. Food and drink will be available. We are working on streaming the ceremony live….so watch our Facebook page and website for more details. Harold is a 1977 graduate of St. Michaels High School where he batted .532 as a senior and was named a high school All-American. The White Sox made Baines the first overall selection in the 1977 amateur draft. The owner of the White Sox at the time, Bill Veeck, had spotted Baines playing Little League ball years before at the age of 12. Mr. Veeck had a home on the eastern shore of Maryland in Oxford.
On Opening Day 1980, Baines made his MLB debut, starting as an outfielder with the Chicago White Sox. His career continued with several major league baseall teams including the Chicago White Sox, Oakland Athletics, Baltimore Orioles, Texas Rangers and Cleveland Indians. Baines finished his career as a six time all-star, silver slugger (1989) and World Series champion as a coach of the 2005 Chicago White Sox. Harold lives in St. Michaels along with his wife and St. Michaels High School Alumni, Marla. Their children, Toni, Britni, Courtney and Harold Jr. are all graduates of St. Michaels High School. He continues working in the Chicago White Sox organization and enjoys spending time with his family.