#WNSTSweet16 – The 16 local athletes who never won a title, but deserved to win one

January 28, 2014 | Drew Forrester



#11 is Easton, Maryland native and former Orioles DH/RF Harold Baines, who spent parts of 21 seasons in the big leagues but never won a championship ring as a player.  Baines finished his outstanding offensive career just 134 hits shy of the magic 3,000 mark, amassing 2,866 hits and 384 HR’s.  Baines was a 6-time All-Star and helped the Orioles reach the 1997 playoffs after returning to Baltimore for his second of third stints at the trade dealine in ’97.  It’s said that former White Sox owner Bill Veeck saw Baines play Little League baseball at age 12 and vowed then and there to have him someday play for the White Sox, which he did — on three different occasions.

(Please see next page for #10)