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Michael Raynor

Class of 1973

Raynor was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 1998. His citation is copied below:

Steve Raynor came to Washington College in 1969 with a reputation as a top-notch scholastic pitcher. While attending Edgewood High School in Maryland he threw two no-hit games back to back, pitching twenty-two straight innings without issuing a hit.

As a freshman at Washington College, Steve was handed the responsibility of pitching the opening game of his first Sho’men season in 1970, a matchup against Swarthmore College. In that game, Steve Raynor became the first and only Washington College pitcher ever to throw a perfect game. In his college debut, Steve Raynor did not allow one Swarthmore College player to reach first base, leading his team to a 3-0 victory. Raynor went on to be selected the MVP of the team in that rookie campaign and followed that up with three more MVP honors, becoming the only Washington College baseball player ever to earn that distinction for four consecutive years. In 1972, his work on the mound led the Shoremen to the co-championship of the Middle Atlantic Conference and he was named the MAC’s outstanding pitcher, a feat he repeated the following year. He was selected to the Middle Atlantic Conference post-season All-Conference Team all four years that he competed and served as co-captain of the baseball team his senior year. In addition to his pitching prowess, Steve was also a consistent hitter and a stellar fielder.

For many years he has been employed by the Leary Educational Foundation as a case manager for troubled adolescent boys. He is responsible for implementing and evaluating treatment plans for students using behavior modification techniques.

It is an honor and pleasure for Washington College to induct Steven Raynor into the Washington College Athletic Hall of Fame on this 3rd day of October 1998.