Hall of Fame

Lester Herrington, Class of 1964

Induction Class of 2000
Baseball

Lester stands among the winningest pitchers in Trojan history. During his freshman year Herrington went 6-1 and helped the Trojans to an 8-5-1 record. But, three of those losses and the tie were to the Mississippi State University freshman team. The Trojans went 8-1 in games that counted and won the State Championship game 6-0 against Northwest with Herrington pitching a four hitter while striking out 12 batters. During his sophomore year the right-handed pitcher went 3-1 and pitched another 4 games in relief on the way to a near flawless season following a 9-0 start. He also won the second consecutive State Championship game by pitching a three hitter to defeat Gulf Coast 10-1 for the State Title. While at MDCJ he was a member of the Phi Theta Kappa and graduated with honors.

Herrington went on to Delta State University and pitched one year for the Statesmen before injuring his pitching arm. He earned a B.S. in Accounting in 1966 and again graduated with honors.

Lester Herrington began a career with the State Tax Commission in 1966 as an auditor with the Greenwood District for six years. In 1972 he was named Manager of the Tupelo District and served there for 10 years before being named Assistant Director of Revenue in Jackson. In 1984 he was named Deputy Commissioner of the State Tax Commission.

Since 1992 Herrington has served as a member of the Board of Trustees for the Public Employees Retirement System and was a Chairman of that board for two years. In 1993 he was appointed to the Delta State Accounting Advisory Board.

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