Ray Kolp

Ray Kolp

Birth
North Canton, Stark County, Ohio, USA
Death 29 Jul 1967 (aged 72)
Cincinnati, Hamilton County, Ohio, USA
Burial Fort Thomas, Campbell County, Kentucky, USA
Plot Section 16-A, Lot 21, Grave 4
Memorial ID 18768178 · View Source
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Professional Baseball Player. Raymond Carl Kolp played Major League Baseball for 12 seasons. He was a right-handed pitcher, used mostly as a starter, and made his debut with the St. Louis Browns on April 16, 1921 when he was 26 years old. He also played for the Cincinnati Reds after four seasons with St. Louis. Before his baseball career, he served with the United States Army during World War I as a Sergeant in Company B of the 1st Development Battalion. His finest season was 1922 when he won 14 games in 18 decisions, and finished second best in the league in win/loss percentage. He was known as a hard-luck pitcher who pitched better than his career totals in wins and losses indicated, as his team finished last in the league during four of the seasons that he played for them. He was also known for an incident in Chicago when future Hall of Fame slugger Hack Wilson charged into the Reds dugout in 1929 and punched Kolp, who Wilson accused of heckling him. Ray is on Babe Ruth's homerun victim list, surrendering 2. During his career, he appeared in 384 games, started 174 games, and recorded 79 wins against 95 losses. He posted a lifetime 4.08 Earned Run Average, hurled 11 shutouts, 66 complete games, and had 18 saves.

Bio by: K Guy


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  • Added: 4 Apr 2007
  • Find A Grave Memorial 18768178
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Ray Kolp (1 Oct 1894–29 Jul 1967), Find A Grave Memorial no. 18768178, citing Saint Stephen Cemetery, Fort Thomas, Campbell County, Kentucky, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .