Jesse "Pop" Haines
7/22/1893 - 8/5/1978
Jesse “Pop” Haines achieved almost every distinction that a pitcher can achieve in professional baseball. In his 18 years with the St. Louis Cardinals, he amassed a record of 210- 158, with three 20-victory seasons. In 1924 he threw a 5-0 no-hitter against the Boston Braves, and in 1926 defeated the Yankees twice in the World Series. In 1927 he led the National League in complete games with 25 and in shutouts with 6 while posting a 24-10 record. In the 1930 World Series he pitched against the great Lefty Grove, and beat him. In 1970 he was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame. This fierce competitor known as “Old Reliable” also served as Montgomery County auditor for nearly 27 years.