Ray Schalk

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Birthday
12, 1892
Birthplace
Illinois
Death Date
May 19, 1970 (77)
Birth Sign
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Birthday
12, 1892
Birthplace
Illinois
Death Date
May 19, 1970 (77)

About

Baseball Hall of Famer who was widely considered the best defensive catcher of his time. He played for the Chicago White Sox from 1912 to 1928 and won a World Series with the team in 1917.

Before Fame

He was born in Harvel, Illinois and played for the Taylorville Christians in the Illinois-Missouri League as a teenager.

Trivia

His defensive prowess was so great that he was elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame despite a .253 batting average and the fact that he was a member of the infamous 1919 "Black Sox" team.

Family Life

His parents were immigrants from Germany. He was married to the former Lavinia Graham.

Associated With

He won the 1919 World Series with pitcher Red Faber, who pitched in the series' winning game.

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