Ralph Haizlip

Ralph Herman Haizlip, born December 16th, 1904 in Reydell, AR,1 was a professional baseball player from 1929-1931.


He played collegiate baseball for the University of Arkansas from 1926-1928. He later played for the Tulsa Oilers and the Topeka Senators both of the Western League.

Haizlip also lettered in basketball at Arkansas between 1926-1928. He later was a longtime teacher and coach in the Fayetteville, Parkin and Paragould, AR school districts.

Haizlip died on September 1st, 2005 in Paragould, AR at age 100.2 He was buried in Linwood Cemetery in Paragould, AR.3


"Ralph Herman Haizlip , 100 of Paragould died Thursday at Arkansas Methodist Medical Center. He was born in Reydel, Arkansas to the late Dr. N.A. and Ida Gocio Haizlip and was a retired School Administrator. He was the first secretary of the Community Methodist Hospital Board from February 15, 1949 to May of 1963, was re-elected in July 1980 as chairman, secretary and interim administrator from October 27, 1981 thru April 12, 1982, was past President of Kiwanis and the Kiwanis scholarship was named in his honor in 1963. He was a lifetime member of the Razorback Letterman's Club, and was the oldest living letterman. Member of the Arkansas Athletic Association and High School Coaches Association. Member of the Arkansas Retired Teachers Association and president from 1982-1983. He was a member of the Arkansas State Board of Education and received the lifetime certificate for 43 years of service in pulic schools, retiring in July 1, 1973. Member of the First Presbyterian Church, Arkansas Methodist Medical Center Foundation and Greene County Scholarship Foundation. He was also preceded in death by his sister, Ollie Vawter. Survivors include his wife, Marcia Owen Haizlip ; son, Steve Haizlip of Paragould; daughters, Susan Glenn of Lakeland, Fla., Christy Blackshear and Beth Haizlip of Paragould; cousins, Mary T. Bell of Little Rock, and Dorothy Sheaffer of Hot Springs Village, Ark.; four grandchildren. A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday at 4:30 p.m. at the Heath Colonial Chapel with Reverend Paul Brown officiating. Memorials may be made to the First Presbyterian Church, Arkansas Methodist Medical Center Foundation or the Greene County Scholarship Foundation."4


Stats at Baseball-Reference.com.
2 Paragould Daily Press, 9/2/2005
4 Paragould Daily Press, 9/2/2005