Ray Washburn Memorabilia

Posted by - - 1960s, Competitors

Ray Washburn, ’60, stood out in a great era of Whitworth athletics as leader of the 1960 NAIA national championship baseball team. He was chosen the National Championship Tournament Most Valuable Player and was named to the All-Tournament First Team. In nine years of professional baseball with the St. Louis Cardinals, Washburn played with such other luminaries as Bob Gibson, Tim McCarver, Lou Brock, and Orlando Cepeda, pitched in two World Series (the team won the 1967 championship), and pitched a no-hitter, on Sept. 18, 1968. He played a final year for the Cincinnati Reds, whose roster included Johnny Bench and Pete Rose, capping off his career with a final trip to the World Series.