B. L. Noojin
Balpha Lonnie (B.L. or Lonnie) Noojin (August 10, 1885 – September 7, 1950), athlete, educator and politician, was also a successful businessman. Noojin completed his education at The University of Alabama, earning a Bachelor of Science degree in 1908. While at the Capstone, Noojin was associate editor of the student newspaper and annual and an outstanding member of The University baseball team. Following graduation, he played baseball briefly for the Cincinnati Reds. Noojin then moved from baseball to education.