Hall of Fame
Raymond D. Lingo - Player

Inducted in 1992

Raymond "Dee" "Mumbles" Lingo
Birthdate: December 23, 1929
Birthplace Millsboro, De.

Ray was one of the premier catchers that ever played the game on the Eastern Shore, from his high school days, 1943-47 at Millsboro to the end of his career in 1956. In 1947 Ray was playing for the Millsboro town team when he entered Washington College, where he became their star catcher until his graduation in 1951. That year he began his league play with Princess Anne. Lingo was All-Star h catcher his first year. After entering the service in 1951, Ray played two years in Alaska, where he made the service All-Star team. After his discharge he signed with Hebron in 1954, played for Sharptown in 1955, and winding up his career in 1956.
Ray spent 37 years in education until his retirement in 1988. He coached high school baseball for ten years, and umpired for five more. He helped organize Little League baseball in Millsboro, and spent 30 years working with the youth in the area. Raymond D. Lingo was inducted into the Eastern Shore Baseball Hall of Fame in 1992 as one of the best catchers of his day.