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Herb Washington

Born: Nov 16, 1951

Birthplace: Belzoni

Profession: Baseball player

Nationality: United States

Herb Washington

Date of Birth : Nov 16, 1951
Birth Place : Belzoni

Herbert Lee Washington is a former world-class sprinter who parlayed his speed into a brief Major League Baseball stint in 1974 and 1975 with the Oakland Athletics. Washington was called out on a pickoff play in the 1974 World Series. He was replaced in 1975 when the Athletics acquired a baserunning specialist who was also a position player. Washington returned to professional track, then became the owner/operator of numerous McDonald's restaurants and a minor league professional hockey franchise. He held a number of executive posts on varied boards and organizations.


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