Son of Local 199 member signs with Angels

David Herndon, son of L-199 member Stephen Herndon, signs with Los Angeles Angels.

Kenneth D. “David” Herndon, son of 30-year member Stephen Herndon, Local 199, Jacksonville, Fla., signed with the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, Calif., at his home in Southport, Fla., on June 9, 2006. The Angels took Herndon in the fifth round of the Major League Baseball Draft on June 6. It was the third time Herndon had been selected in the draft — the first when he graduated high school, and again in 2005 while still attending college.

This paper first reported on Herndon’s baseball success in 2004, when he accepted a baseball scholarship to attend the Gulf Coast Community College in Panama City, Fla. Last season, while playing in the minor leagues for the AZL Angels in Tempe, Ariz. (a farm club of the Anaheim Angels), Herndon was third in the league in pitching, with a 2.40 earned run average.