Baseball has been Hal Naragon's domain since childhood and the game took him from the sandlots of Barberton to three World Series. He caught for Barberton High in 1947 when the Magics were state runner-ups in the playoffs. After stints in the minors, Naragon was a member of the Cleveland Indians for eight seasons, including 1954 when they won the American League pennant. Retiring as an active player in 1962, he became catching coach for the Minnesota Twins, who captured the 1965 pennant. As a bullpen coach for the Tigers in 1968, Naragon figured in Detroit's capture of the American League pennant and the World Series victory against the St. Louis Cardinals.