Ray Benge

Ray Benge

Original Name Raymond Adelphia Benge
Jacksonville, Cherokee County, Texas, USA
Death 27 Jun 1997 (aged 95)
Centerville, Leon County, Texas, USA
Burial Concord, Leon County, Texas, USA
Memorial ID 15719401 · View Source
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Major League Baseball Player. He spent 12 seasons in the major leagues as a pitcher with the Cleveland Indians, Philadelphia Phillies, Brooklyn Dodgers, Boston Bees and Cincinnati Reds. He played collegiate baseball at Sam Houston State University before joining the big leagues. He made his major league debut on September 26, 1925 defeating the Philadelphia Phillies six to nothing. Over the next decade he appeared in 346 games winning 101 games and losing 130. Following his professional career he returned to Sam Houston State University where he served as the head coach from 1957 to 1968 compiling a 237 and 102 won-loss record. He led the Bearkats to six NAIA World Series appearances including a NAIA championship in 1963. He was inducted into Sam Houston State University's Hall of Honor in 1971.

Bio by: Nils M. Solsvik Jr.

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  • Originally Created by: Nils M. Solsvik Jr.
  • Added: 13 Sep 2006
  • Find A Grave Memorial 15719401
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Ray Benge (22 Apr 1902–27 Jun 1997), Find A Grave Memorial no. 15719401, citing Concord Cemetery, Concord, Leon County, Texas, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .