Brandon Finnegan

Brandon Kyle Finnegan (born April 14, 1993) is an American professional baseball pitcher for the Cincinnati Reds of Major League Baseball (MLB). He has also played in MLB for the Kansas City Royals.

Prior to his professional career, Finnegan attended Texas Christian University (TCU) and played college baseball for the TCU Horned Frogs baseball team. He was drafted by the Royals in the first round of the 2014 MLB Draft, and made his MLB debut that season. The Royals traded Finnegan to the Reds during the 2015 season.

Brandon Finnegan
Finnegan with the Cincinnati Reds.
Cincinnati Reds – No. 29
Starting Pitcher
Born: April 14, 1993 (age 25)
Fort Worth, Texas
Bats: Left Throws: Left
MLB debut
September 6, 2014, for the Kansas City Royals
MLB statistics
(through 2018 season)
Win–loss record16–18
Earned run average4.11
Career highlights and awards

Amateur career

Finnegan attended Southwest High School in Fort Worth, Texas. He was drafted by the Texas Rangers in the 45th round of the 2011 Major League Baseball Draft, but did not sign and attended Texas Christian University (TCU).[1]

As a freshman in 2012, he pitched in 23 games with 11 starts. He finished the season 4–5 with a 3.47 earned run average (ERA) with 56 strikeouts in ​62 13 innings. As a sophomore in 2013 he pitched in 16 games with 15 starts, going 0–8 but with a 3.18 ERA and 86 strikeouts in ​79 13 innings. During the summer he pitched for the United States collegiate national team.[2][3] After not winning a game during his sophomore season, he earned a victory in his first start of his junior season in 2014.[4] During the season, he missed a few starts due to a minor injury.[5][6] He finished the year 9–3 with a 2.04 ERA and 134 strikeouts in ​105 23 innings.

Professional career

Kansas City Royals

Brandon Finnegan on May 25, 2015
Finnegan hurling for the Royals.

Finnegan was considered a top prospect for the 2014 Major League Baseball Draft.[7] The Kansas City Royals selected Finnegan in the first round, 17th overall, of the draft.[8] He signed with the team on June 28.[9]

Finnegan was called up to the majors for the first time on September 1, 2014 becoming the first player from the 2014 Draft to be promoted to the majors.[10] He made his major league debut on September 6 against the New York Yankees. He struck out Jacoby Ellsbury for his first Major League strikeout. He earned his first major league hold on September 22 by pitching a scoreless seventh inning against the Cleveland Indians. He made his MLB postseason debut in the American League Wild Card game vs the Oakland Athletics on September 30, 2014. He pitched ​2 13 innings, allowing one earned run while striking out three in the extra innings victory.

On October 3, 2014, in the second game of the 2014 American League Division Series, Finnegan came in relief and picked up the 4–1 win, becoming the youngest relief pitcher in Royals postseason history to log a win.[11] Finnegan became the first player to play in a College World Series and an MLB World Series in the same year when he took the mound in the seventh inning of Game 3 of the 2014 World Series against the San Francisco Giants.[12] Finnegan took the loss in Game 4, allowing five runs in one inning of work.[13]

In 2015, Finnegan began the season with the Omaha Storm Chasers of the Class AAA Pacific Coast League, working as a starting pitcher.[14] During the season, the Royals promoted him to the major leagues, shifting him between the starting rotation and bullpen.[15]

Cincinnati Reds

On July 26, 2015, Finnegan was traded to the Cincinnati Reds, along with John Lamb and Cody Reed, for Johnny Cueto and cash considerations.[16] Although Finnegan was traded from the 2015 World Series Champion Kansas City Royals, Finnegan was awarded a World Series ring for his contributions before the trade. After the trade, he pitched for the Louisville Bats of the Class AAA International League as a starting pitcher and was promoted to the Reds on September 1 as a relief pitcher.[15]

Finnegan began the 2016 season pitching out of the rotation for Cincinnati, opening as the team's second starter behind Raisel Iglesias due to a plethora of injuries. In 5 starts in April, Finnegan went 1–1 with a 3.86 ERA, striking out 23 and walking 15 in 28 innings. In 6 starts in May, Finnegan went 0–3 with a 4.37 ERA, striking out 21 and walking 16 in 35 innings. However, in one of his losses, Finnegan threw a complete 8 innings against the Los Angeles Dodgers, giving up one run and losing to Clayton Kershaw's two-hit shutout.[17] He finished the 2016 season with a 10-11 record and a 3.98 ERA in 31 starts.

Finnegan began the 2017 season in the Reds rotation, but on April 15, he was placed on the disabled list with a shoulder injury. On June 26, he was activated off the disabled list. However, on June 27, in his first start back off the disabled list against the St. Louis Cardinals, he re-injured his shoulder and had to leave the game. He was put back on the DL the next day.[18] He finished the year with 4 starts and was 1-1 with a 4.15 ERA in 13 innings.


  1. ^ "Rangers draft 3 area high school products". ESPN. June 8, 2011.
  2. ^ Stevenson, Stefan (July 26, 2013). "TCU's Brandon Finnegan leaves 0-fer behind with Team USA". Fort Worth Star-Telegram.
  3. ^ Kavner, Rowan (April 29, 2013). "TCU pitcher Brandon Finnegan invited to USA Baseball Collegiate National Team". The Dallas Morning News.
  4. ^ Fitt, Aaron (February 18, 2014). "TCU's Finnegan changes his luck, wins opener".
  5. ^ Mayo, Jonathan (April 29, 2014). "Finnegan on path back from injury".
  6. ^ Callis, Jim. "TCU's Finnegan impresses in return to mound".
  7. ^ "2014 Top 100 Draft Prospects List". Baseball America. May 14, 2014.
  8. ^ Kaegel, Dick (June 6, 2014). "Royals draft TCU lefty Finnegan with first pick". Archived from the original on July 14, 2014. Retrieved June 7, 2014.
  9. ^ Alexander, Jackson (June 28, 2014). "Royals sign their top Draft selection Finnegan". Retrieved October 28, 2014.
  10. ^ Grathoff, Pete (September 1, 2014). "Less than three months after being drafted, Brandon Finnegan is in a Royals uniform". The Kansas City Star.
  11. ^ Cassavell, AJ (October 4, 2014). "Royals trust Shields to send them to ALCS". Retrieved October 6, 2014.
  12. ^ Calcaterra, Craig (October 20, 2014). "Brandon Finnegan to be the first player to play in two World Series in one year". Hardball Talk. NBC Sports. Retrieved October 20, 2014.
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  14. ^ "Royals". Kansas City Star. Retrieved September 9, 2015.
  15. ^ a b "Cincinnati Reds' plans in tune with Louisville Bats pitcher Brandon Finnegan". The Courier-Journal. September 7, 2015. Retrieved September 9, 2015.
  16. ^ Sheldon, Mark (July 26, 2015). "Royals finalize deal for ace Cueto with Reds". Retrieved July 26, 2015.
  17. ^ Buchanan, Zach (May 24, 2016). "Kershaw outduels Finnegan in Reds' 8th straight loss". Cincinnati Enquirer.
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External links

2011 Major League Baseball draft

The 2011 Major League Baseball First-Year Player Draft was held from June 6 through June 8, 2011 from Studio 42 of the MLB Network in Secaucus, New Jersey. The Pittsburgh Pirates selected Gerrit Cole out of the University of California, Los Angeles with the first overall pick.

2014 American League Division Series

The 2014 American League Division Series were two best-of-five-game series to determine the participating teams in the 2014 American League Championship Series. The Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, Baltimore Orioles, and Detroit Tigers (divisional winners, seeded 1–3 based on regular season record) as well as the Wild Card game winning Kansas City Royals played in the two series. TBS carried all the games.

These matchups were:

(1) Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim (West Division champions, 98–64) vs. (4) Kansas City Royals (Wild Card winner, 89–73)

(2) Baltimore Orioles (East Division champions, 96–66) vs. (3) Detroit Tigers (Central Division champions, 90–72)This was the first postseason played under the current divisional alignment, going back to 1995, in which neither the Boston Red Sox nor the New York Yankees competed in an ALDS. It was also the Royals' first appearance in the current version of the ALDS, as their last previous postseason appearance had come in 1985, prior to its conception (although the team had played in one of the 1981 ALDS necessitated by that year's player strike and the resulting split season). It was also the Orioles' first ALDS win since 1997.

Both the Angels and the Royals, and the Tigers and the Orioles, met for the first time in the postseason.

2014 American League Wild Card Game

The 2014 American League Wild Card Game was a play-in game during Major League Baseball's (MLB) 2014 postseason played between the American League's (AL) two wild card teams, the Oakland Athletics and the Kansas City Royals. It was held on September 30, 2014. The Royals won by a score of 9–8 in 12 innings, and advanced to play the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim in the 2014 American League Division Series.This was the second postseason meeting between the Athletics and Royals, having first met in the 1981 ALDS (Athletics won 3–0).

The 12-inning contest tied the then record for the longest (by innings) "winner-take-all" game in postseason history, shared with Game 7 of the 1924 World Series. This record was subsequently broken by the 2018 National League Wild Card Game .

2014 Kansas City Royals season

The Kansas City Royals' season of 2014 was the 46th for the Royals franchise. On September 26, 2014 the Royals clinched a playoff berth for the first time since 1985. They began the post-season by defeating the Oakland Athletics in the Wild Card Game and sweeping both the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim in the ALDS and the Baltimore Orioles in the ALCS, becoming the first team in Major League history to win their first 8 postseason games in a row. They lost to the San Francisco Giants in seven games in the 2014 World Series.

2014 Major League Baseball draft

The 2014 Major League Baseball (MLB) First-Year Player Draft was held from June 5 through June 7, 2014, to assign amateur baseball players to MLB teams. The first two rounds were conducted on June 5, followed by rounds three through ten on June 6, and the last 30 rounds on June 7. It was broadcast from Studio 42 of the MLB Network in Secaucus, New Jersey.

The draft order was the reverse order of the 2013 MLB regular season standings. As the Astros finished the 2013 season with the worst record, they had the first overall selection for the third consecutive year. In addition, the Toronto Blue Jays got the 11th pick, as compensation for failing to sign Phil Bickford, the 10th overall selection of the 2013 MLB Draft. The St. Louis Cardinals got bumped from #30 to #31 because although tied with the Boston Red Sox for most wins in the 2013 regular season, the Red Sox had fewer wins in 2012.

Kansas City Royals first round draft pick Brandon Finnegan made his Major League debut on September 6, 2014, the first player to reach the majors from the 2014 draft class, with Carlos Rodon the second. Rodon first appeared for the Chicago White Sox on April 21, 2015. Finnegan became the first player to play in both the College World Series, for TCU, and the MLB World Series, for Kansas City, in the same year. Kyle Schwarber was the first position player to reach the majors from the 2014 draft class doing so June 16, 2015.

2014 TCU Horned Frogs baseball team

The 2014 TCU Horned Frogs baseball team represented Texas Christian University (TCU) in the 2014 college baseball season. TCU competed in Division I of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) as a member of the Big 12 Conference. The Horned Frogs played home games at Lupton Stadium on the university's campus in Fort Worth, Texas. Eleventh year head coach Jim Schlossnagle led the Horned Frogs.

2014 World Series

The 2014 World Series was the championship series of Major League Baseball's (MLB) 2014 season. The 110th edition of the World Series, it was a best-of-seven playoff between the National League (NL) champion San Francisco Giants and the American League (AL) champion Kansas City Royals. The series was played between October 21 to 29. The Giants defeated the Royals four games to three to clinch their third World Series championship in a five-season span (2010–14), and their third overall since the club's move to San Francisco from New York. It was the Giants' eighth World Series championship in franchise history.

The Giants won Game 1 behind a strong pitching performance by Madison Bumgarner while the Royals won Games 2 and 3 as their pitchers limited San Francisco to 2 runs per game. The Giants won Games 4 and 5, thanks to 11 runs in Game 4 and Bumgarner's complete game shutout in Game 5. Kansas City tied the series in Game 6, shutting out San Francisco and scoring 10 runs, which forced a Game 7. The Giants won the final game, 3–2, thanks to timely hitting, including the game-winning RBI by Michael Morse to score Pablo Sandoval. Bumgarner pitched five shutout innings in relief on two days' rest to clinch the championship, claiming the series MVP award.

2016 Cincinnati Reds season

The 2016 Cincinnati Reds season was the 127th season for the franchise in Major League Baseball, and their 14th at Great American Ball Park in Cincinnati. The Reds attempted to rebound from their 2015 season, but ultimately finished in last place in the National League Central division for a second consecutive year. Their record was 68 wins and 94 losses, just four games better than 2015.

2017 Cincinnati Reds season

The 2017 Cincinnati Reds season was the 128th season for the franchise in Major League Baseball, and their 15th at Great American Ball Park in Cincinnati. The Reds opened the season with a game against the Philadelphia Phillies on April 3 at the Great American Ball Park and finished the season on October 1 against the Chicago Cubs at Wrigley Field. The Reds were eliminated from postseason playoff consideration on September 14, 2017. They equaled their record from the previous season and finished last in their division for the third straight year and missed the playoffs for the fourth straight year.

2019 Cincinnati Reds season

The 2019 Cincinnati Reds season will be the 150th season for the franchise in Major League Baseball, and their 17th at Great American Ball Park in Cincinnati.

Cody Reed

Cody Austin Reed (born April 15, 1993) is an American professional baseball pitcher for the Cincinnati Reds of Major League Baseball (MLB).

Falmouth Commodores

The Falmouth Commodores are a collegiate summer baseball team based in Falmouth, Massachusetts. The team is a member of the Cape Cod Baseball League and plays in the league's Western Division. Falmouth currently plays its home games at Arnie Allen Diamond at Guv Fuller Field, one of 7 ballparks in the Cape League with the luxury of lights. Like other Cape League teams, the Commodores are funded through merchandise sales, donations, and other fundraising efforts at games such as fifty-fifty raffles.

In 2007, the Commodores finished the season with 44 points, placing them in second place in the Western Division and in the playoffs for the first time in three seasons. Falmouth has not won the league championship since 1980, despite reaching the championship series three times since then.

Finnegan (surname)

Finnegan is an Irish surname coming from the Gaelic Ó Fionnagáin, meaning "son of fairhaired", or Fionnagán, from the diminutive personal name of Fionn, meaning "fairhaired".Notable people with the name include:

Brandon Finnegan (born 1993), American baseball player

Casey Finnegan (1890–1958), American football coach

Chris Finnegan (1944–2009), English boxer

Christian Finnegan (born 1973), American comedian

Cortland Finnegan (born 1984), American football player

Edward Finnegan, multiple people

George Finnegan (1881–1913), American boxer

James Finnegan, multiple people

Jean Finnegan, Australian scientist

John Finnegan, multiple people

Joseph Finnegan, multiple people

Kevin Finnegan (1948–2008), English boxer

Larry Finnegan (1938–1973), American pop singer

Martin Finnegan, Irish motorcycle road racer

Michael Finnegan, multiple people

Mick Finnegan, president of the Workers' Party of Ireland

Patrick Finnegan, United States military officer and educator

William Finnegan (born 1952), American author and journalist

Greg Garcia (baseball)

Greg Joseph Garcia (born August 8, 1989) is an American professional baseball infielder for the San Diego Padres of Major League Baseball (MLB). The St. Louis Cardinals selected him in the seventh round of the 2010 MLB Draft from the University of Hawaii. He made his major league debut in 2014.

John Lamb (left-handed pitcher)

John Michael Lamb (born July 10, 1990) is an American professional baseball pitcher who is a free agent. He previously played in Major League Baseball (MLB) for the Cincinnati Reds and Los Angeles Angels.

Johnny Cueto

Johnny Cueto Ortiz (Spanish: [ˈkweto]; born February 15, 1986) is a Dominican professional baseball pitcher for the San Francisco Giants of Major League Baseball (MLB). He previously played for the Cincinnati Reds from 2008 through 2015 and the Kansas City Royals in 2015. He was traded from the Reds to the Royals during the 2015 season, where he won the 2015 World Series over the New York Mets.

Cueto made his major league debut in 2008, delivering an outstanding performance, but struggling with consistency in his rookie year and 2009. By 2010 though, Cueto began to become a more consistent starting pitcher, and by 2011 he had emerged as the ace of the Reds pitching staff and one of the top pitchers in the National League. He won 19 games and posted a 2.78 ERA in 2012, finishing fourth in the voting for the National League Cy Young Award and helping lead the Reds to the NL Central title. In 2014, he won 20 games with a 2.25 ERA and tied for the NL lead in strikeouts with 242, finishing as the runner up for the Cy Young. In 2016, he won 18 games with the San Francisco Giants while posting a 2.79 ERA, helping lead them to the postseason, where they lost in the NLDS, and achieving another top 10 finish in the Cy Young voting. He was an MLB All-Star in 2014 and 2016, and was chosen as the starting pitcher for the 2016 MLB All-Star Game. From 2011 to 2017, Cueto accumulated the second lowest ERA of all pitchers with at least 750 innings pitched (behind Clayton Kershaw), managing a 2.94 ERA alongside a 90–51 (.638) record in ​1,256 1⁄3 innings.

List of Texas Christian University alumni

TCU has roughly 75,000 living alumni. The following lists alphabetically the most prominent graduates of Texas Christian University.

List of people from Fort Worth, Texas

The following are people of note who were born in, live in, or have formerly resided in Fort Worth, Texas.

Brandon Finnegan, professional baseball pitcher for the Cincinnati RedsJay Boy Adams (born 1949 in Fort Worth), singer, songwriter, and guitarist

Randy Alexander (born 1951 in Fort Worth), Republican member of Arkansas House of Representatives from Springdale, Arkansas

Adrienne Ames (1907–1947), actress

Gretchen Polhemus, Miss Texas USA 1989 and Miss USA 1989

Betty Andujar (1912–1997), first Republican woman in Texas State Senate (1973–1983)

B W Aston (1936–2010), historian

Lance Cole Barrett (born 1984 in Fort Worth), Major League Baseball umpire

Sid Bass (born 1943), billionaire, Sundance Square developer, major stockholder in The Walt Disney Company

Alan Bean (1932–2018), artist, retired NASA astronaut (1981); R. L. Paschal High School, Class of 1950; carried Paschal High School's flag to the moon.

Big Lurch (born 1976), rapper, serving a life sentence for murder and cannibalism

Patricia Blair (1933–2013), actress

Mel Bradford (born 1934), literary critic

Leon Bridges (born 1989), soul singer and Grammy nominee

Betty Buckley (born 1947), Tony Award-winning actress

Tom Buckman (born 1947), professional football player

T-Bone Burnett (born 1948), Oscar-winning songwriter, record producer, musician

Mike Renfro (NFL football player) born in Fort Worth, Texas, 1955. Graduated from Arlington Heights HS & TCU

Joel Burns (born 1969), politician

Kate Capshaw (born 1953), actress, married to Steven Spielberg

Electra Carlin (1912–2000), art dealer

Major Horace Seaver "Stump" Carswell, Junior (1916–1944), USAAF, KIA World War II; posthumous Medal of Honor recipient; the former Carswell Air Force Base was his namesake.

Amon G. Carter (1879–1955), civic booster, philanthropist, creator and publisher of Fort Worth Star-Telegram

Reby Cary (1920–2018), educator, historian, and member of the Texas House of Representatives

Cattle Annie (1882–1978), female bandit, lived in Fort Worth 1910 to 1912

Julio Cedillo (born 1970), actor, raised in Fort Worth

Mark David Chapman (born 1955), killed John Lennon

Candy Clark (born 1947), Oscar-nominated actress

Kelly Clarkson (born 1982), singer, FIRST "American Idol winner

Raymond Clayborn (born 1955), NFL football player

Van Cliburn (1934–2013), pianist

Ornette Coleman (1930–2015), jazz musician

Kenneth Copeland (born 1936), televangelist

Heloise Bowles Cruse (1919–1977), syndicated columnist, Hints from Heloise

Jeff Current, lead singer of Against All Will

L. Clifford Davis (born 1927), civil rights attorney, judge

T. Cullen Davis (born 1933), millionaire tried and acquitted for 1976 murders of Stan Farr and Andrea Wilborn

Bobby Day (1928–1990), musician

John Denver (born Henry John Deutschendorf Jr., 1943–1997), singer-songwriter; attended Arlington Heights High School in Fort Worth.

John Douglas (1945–2005), NFL player

Johnny Dowd (born 1948), musician

James T. Draper, Jr. (born 1935), author, Baptist leader

Clare B. Dunkle (born 1964), author, librarian

Jack Favor (1911–1988), rodeo star falsely imprisoned for two murders in Louisiana in 1967 and exonerated in 1974

Manet Harrison Fowler (1895-1976), singer, music educator, painter

Kirk Franklin (born 1970), gospel singer and producer

Charlie Geren (born 1949), member of Texas House of Representatives from District 99 in Tarrant County

Pete Geren (born 1952), former member of U.S. House of Representatives; former U.S. Secretary of the Army; director of Sid W. Richardson Foundation

Edna Gladney (1886–1961), founder of Edna Gladney Home

Craig Goldman (born 1968), member of Texas House of Representatives from District 97 in Fort Worth

Kay Granger (born 1943), U.S. Representative and former mayor of Fort Worth

Judy Graubart (born 1943), actress, The Electric Company

Pat Green (born 1972), country musician

Marcus Haddock (born 1957 in Fort Worth), opera singer

Jack Haden (1914–1996), American football player

Larry Hagman (1931–2012), actor, son of actress Mary Martin, played J.R. Ewing in Dallas

Beth Haller, journalism professor

Phil Handler (1908–1968), NFL football player and coach

Harriet Sansom Harris (born 1955), actress, Frasier, Desperate Housewives

Brown Harwood (1891-1963), realtor and leader in the Ku Klux Klan

Brad Hawpe (born 1979), professional baseball player

Taylor Hawkins (born 1972), drummer for Foo Fighters

Julius Hemphill (1938–1995), jazz composer and saxophone player

Irv Hill (1908-1978), American football running back in the National Football League for the Chicago Cardinals and Boston Redskins

Patricia Highsmith (1921–1995), author of Strangers on a Train and The Talented Mr Ripley

Brock Holt (born 1988), professional baseball player

Rogers Hornsby (1896–1963), Hall of Fame baseball player

Brad Hunstable (born 1978), founder of Ustream

Martha Hyer (1924-2014), Oscar-nominated actress

Ronald Shannon Jackson (born 1940), jazz drummer

Dan Jenkins (born 1929), sports journalist and author

Sally Jenkins (born 1960), sports journalist and author

Benton Jennings, actor

Candace Kita, actress and model

Matt Krause, state representative from District 93 since 2013

Mary Daggett Lake (1880–1955), historian, botanist, and educator

Keith Langford, professional basketball player

Yale Lary (1930-2017), Football Hall of Famer

Specialist Robert David Law (September 15, 1944–February 22, 1969), Medal of Honor recipient; born in Fort Worth.

Debra Lehrmann, Texas Supreme Court justice, Place 3

Hazel Vaughn Leigh (1897-1995), founder of the Fort Worth Boys Club

G. Craige Lewis (born 1969), Christian minister

Samuel S. Losh (1884-1943), vocalist, composer, and music educator

Robert L. Lynn (born 1931), journalist, poet, and retired college president

David Mann (born 1966), actor, comedian and gospel singer

Tamela Mann (born 1966), actor, singer and songwriter

Rod Manuel (born 1974), football player

Lisa McRee (born 1961), television journalist

Blanche McVeigh (1895-1970), printmaker and art educator

Leighton Meester (born 1986), actress

Lynn Merrick (1919-2007), actress

Lawrence E. Meyers (born 1947), judge of Texas Court of Criminal Appeals since 1993

Lorraine Miller, first woman president of the NAACP, Interim president and CEO, March 2014

Roger Miller (1936–1992), singer-songwriter

John T. Montford (born 1943), businessman from San Antonio; politician from Lubbock, educated in Austin, born in Fort Worth

Jeff Newman, MLB All-Star baseball player and manager

Ashlee Nino, dancer, drummer, fashion designer, model, actress

Bill Noël (born 1914), oil industrialist and philanthropist from Odessa, born in Fort Worth

"Pappy" O'Daniel (1890–1969), Governor of Texas, U.S. Senator and radio personality

Lee Harvey Oswald (1939–1963), accused assassin of President John F. Kennedy

Bill Owens (born 1950), former Governor of Colorado (1999–2007)

Dan Hewitt Owens (born 1947), actor

Fess Parker (1924–2010), actor

Hugh Parmer (born 1939), mayor of Fort Worth 1977 to 1979; member of both houses of Texas State Legislature

William Paulus, swimmer and former world record holder in the 100m Butterfly

Bill Paxton (1955–2017), actor, starred in Titanic, Frailty, TV series Big Love

Hazel Harvey Peace (1907–2008) educator, activist, and humanitarian

Corporal Charles Frank Pendleton, posthumous Medal of Honor recipient for actions in the Korea War; R. L. Paschal High School, Class of 1953.

Prince Lasha (William Lawsha) (born 1929), jazz saxophonist and flutist

Ben H. Procter (1927–2012), historian

Bennett Ratliff (born 1961), state representative from District 115 in Dallas County; civil engineer

Dewey Redman (1931–2006), free jazz saxophonist

Rex Reed (born 1938), film critic

Chuck Reynolds (born 1946), football player

Mike Richardson (born 1946), NFL player

Sid W. Richardson (1891–1959), oilman, cattleman and philanthropist

Rod Roddy (1937–2003), television announcer on The Price is Right

John Roderick (born 1944), professional football player

Ginger Rogers (1911–1995), actress-dancer who moved to Fort Worth at age of 9; attended Central (Paschal) High School.

Lenora Rolla (1904-2001), activist, educator, and historian

Johnny Rutherford (born 1938), race car driver, three-time winner of Indy 500

Denise Rutkowski (born 1961), professional bodybuilder

By Saam (1914–2000), sportscaster

Jennie Scott Scheuber (1860–1944), public library pioneer and Fort Worth's first librarian

Bob Schieffer (born 1937), journalist, CBS Evening News anchor and Face the Nation host

Tom Schieffer (born 1947), U.S. Ambassador to Japan, candidate for governor

Mark M. Shelton (born 1956), pediatrician and politician

Kelly Shoppach (born 1980), Major League Baseball catcher (2005-2013)

Liz Smith (born 1923), journalist, syndicated columnist

Soapy Smith (1860–1898), infamous con man who started his career in Fort Worth

Randy Souders (born 1954), visual artist and disability rights advocate

A. Latham Staples (born 1977), CEO of EXUSMED, civil rights activist and founder of Empowering Spirits Foundation

Jonathan Stickland (born 1983), state representative from Tarrant County

Hurley Tarver (born 1975), football player

Bascom N. Timmons (1890–1987), newspaperman

Hunter Tylo (born 1962), actress

Townes Van Zandt (1944–1997), country music singer-songwriter

Daniel E. Walker (1927–2009), civil servant, rescued remains of flag burned in protest at 1984 Republican National Convention in Dallas

William Walker (1931–1910), opera singer and director

Lisa Whelchel (born 1963), actress, The Facts of Life

Van Williams (born 1934), actor, The Green Hornet

Jim Wright (1922–2015), US Congressman from Texas and Speaker of the House

Jeana Yeager (born 1952), broke distance records during her (and Dick Rutan's) 1986 nonstop flight around world in experimental Voyager

Carlson Young (born 1990), actress, Scream

Jesse Jane (born 1980), pornographic actor

Southwest High School (Fort Worth, Texas)

Southwest High School is a public high school in Fort Worth, Texas, United States. It is one of fourteen traditional high schools in the Fort Worth Independent School District. The school has an enrollment of about 1,288 with a teaching staff of about 85. Southwest is classified as a 5A school in the state of Texas.

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