Haynes, Lester 'Slim' - 1968

Haynes, Lester 'Slim' - 1968

Lester “Slim” Haynes

Baseball Athlete, Stavely

Inducted in 1968


Lester “Slim” Haynes was an outstanding baseball pitcher from 1909 to 1943, whose career peaked between 1915 and 1926.  He pitched 31 years for the Stavely Ball Club.  With pinpoint accuracy, his best pitch was the fastball and he also had a good curve ball. In 1922, he pitched two games in one day - with one of them being a “no hitter” and the other with a “shut-out” (no runs). He had five no-hitter games and often beat touring "pro" teams. “Slim” Haynes had many offers to turn professional, but he decided to remain farming and to only play for fun.

Lester “Slim” Haynes

1968 Baseball Athlete, Stavely


Lester’s original bio was rewritten due to errors that have been recorded throughout the media, including Ripley’s Believe It or Not with him pitching three shut-out games in one day. The team played three games, Lester pitched two, one a no hitter, and the other a shut-out (almost a no hitter, but the second basemen made an error, allowing a runner on base).

ASHFM’s original bio with the errors.


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 thirty-one 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.



Update: January 2016.