Rich “Cletus” Baran is considered
one of the top shortstops of his
generation. He was an outstanding
defensive starter and hitter. He
started with the Jynx in 1988 and
led them to a variety of league and
tournament titles. He is was recruited
by Licorice and Lettuce and won
personal honors and major National
Championships including ASA,
Forest Park, SSA, and NSA. He is
still playing at 50 but his 30 years
as a major player for top teams in
the game will be his legacy.