Lester “Slim” Haynes
Baseball Athlete - Inducted 1968
Lester “Slim” Haynes was an outstanding baseball pitcher from 1909 to 1940. He pitched three shut-out games in one day, with one of them being a “perfect game”, meaning that there were no hits and no runs. He pitched 31 years for the Stavely Ball Club. “Slim” Haynes had many offers to turn professional but he decided to remain farming and to only play for fun.
The Stavely baseball team that Lester played on were the southern Alberta champions in 1924. Lester will be remembered in southern Alberta for his sportsmanship, coaching hockey, track and field, and playing baseball - where he was one of the best pitchers in Canada at that time. Lester Haynes moved to Spokane, Washington in 1944. He then moved to Kahlotus Washington where he resided until shortly before his passing in 1982. Passed away January 6, 1982 at the age of 94.