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Ray Schalk

Hall of Fame Major League Baseball Player. Born in Harvel, Illinois, he was a Major League catcher and was among the first players to consistently catch 100 games per season. Chicago White Sox (1912-28), New York Giants in 1929. A defensive star, he led the league in fielding percentage eight times, putouts nine times, retiring with Major League records for games caught, putouts and double plays. He was also one of the swiftest catchers in history, stealing 30 bases in 1916 and 24 in 1814. He retired with a record of 1345 hits, 579 runs scored, 11 homeruns, 594 runs batted in, a .253 batting average, a .981 fielding average and was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1955. He died in Chicago, Illinois, at age 77.

Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith

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  • Added: 31 Dec 2000
  • Find A Grave Memorial 2396
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Ray Schalk (12 Aug 1892–19 May 1970), Find A Grave Memorial no. 2396, citing Evergreen Cemetery and Mausoleum, Evergreen Park, Cook County, Illinois, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .