Harding University to Host Former Major League Baseball Pitcher

Harding University will host Lindyall (Lindy) McDaniel, a relief pitcher from 1955-75 who played for major league baseball teams in both the National and American leagues, Jan. 30.

The University’s daily chapel programs at 9 and 10 a.m. will feature McDaniel in Benson Auditorium Thursday, Jan. 30. After speaking in chapel, McDaniel will also speak to the Harding baseball team about his athletic career and experiences.

McDaniel’s visit was arranged after Dr. Arthur Shearin, professor of music, found out that the department’s graduate assistant, Lindy Gale McDaniel from Jonesboro, Ark., was named after the major league baseball player. The pitcher will meet with Lindy and her family.

In addition, McDaniel will also meet for the first time the grandchildren of his brother, the late Von McDaniel, who was also a professional baseball player. They are Liv and Trey Savage of Amarillo, Texas and are both University students.

Harding is the largest private university in Arkansas with 6,295 students. University also maintains campuses in Australia, Chile, England, France, Greece, Italy and Zambia. For more information visit www.harding.edu.