case 'Jesse Baker':
Ron Goerger was a three-sport star in high
school, but it was on the pitching mound where he truly dominated.
Born Jan. 23, 1937, he attended Lincoln High School and spent close
to a decade playing minor league baseball.
A left-handed pitcher, Goerger threw three
consecutive no-hitters as a senior at Lincoln in 1956, capping a
three-year career that featured only one loss. He signed with the
Chicago Cubs in 1956 and began his minor league career in
Burlington, Iowa, in 1957. He played in San Antonio, Texas, from
1959-61 before moving on to Salt Lake City in 1962-63 before
finishing his career with the Portland Beavers.
Goerger earned All-Star honors during each of his four minor league
stops. While in high school, he also played football and basketball.
Following his professional baseball career, Goerger returned to the
South Puget Sound region to work for Pierce County as an equipment