Ray Washburn

Ray WashburnBaseball – Inaugural Inductee 2019

Ray Washburn came to Bellevue Community College in 1971 following a 10-year career in the major leagues, where he won two World Series rings while pitching for the St. Louis Cardinals, and pitched in a third World Series with the Cincinati Reds.

Washburn also made history on Sept. 18, 1968 by no-hitting the San Francisco Giants 2-0 at Candlestick Park, just 16 hours after Gaylord Perry no-hit the Cardinals the previous day.

He served in many capacities at Bellevue, serving as athletic director for 9 years, intramurals director, full-time faculty, assistant baseball coach and head baseball coach for 10 years. As head coach at Bellevue he won five regional titles and the NWAACC baseball title in 1979.

Washburn is a member of four Hall of Fames, including the NWAC and the Bellevue College Baseball Hall of Fame.

Last Updated May 28, 2020