Harold Arthur "Hale" Swanson
September 6, 1914
La Porte, IN
April 9, 1990
Chicago Heights, IL
1929-30 Bloom High School - Chicago Heights, IL (High School)
1930-31 Bloom High School - Chicago Heights, IL (High School)
1931-32 Bloom High School - Chicago Heights, IL (High School)
1934-35 University of Illinois (College)
1935-36 University of Illinois (College)
1936-37 University of Illinois (College)
1939-40 Hammond Ciesar All-Americans (NBL)
Swanson was a two-sport athlete at Illinois, playing both baseball and basketball. After college, he played in the St. Louis Cardinals' farm system, as well as a brief appearance with Hammond on the court.
He worked as a coach at Illinois after graduating, and later became the superintendent for the Chicago Heights Park District as well as commissioner.
He married Doris (1924-2007) and they had a daughter, Nancy McDonald, and two sons, Douglas and David.
Minor league baseball stats