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Ray Lucas (baseball)

Ray Lucas
Pitcher
Born: (1908-10-02)October 2, 1908
Springfield, Ohio
Died: October 9, 1969(1969-10-09) (aged 61)
Harrison, Michigan
Batted: Right Threw: Right
MLB debut
September 28, 1929 for the New York Giants
Last MLB appearance
June 6, 1934 for the Brooklyn Dodgers
Career statistics
Win-loss record 1-1
Earned run average 5.79
Strikeouts 5
Teams

For the football player of the same name, see Ray Lucas

Ray Wesley Lucas, (October 2, 1908 in Springfield, Ohio – October 9, 1969 in Harrison, Michigan) was a major league baseball pitcher, and a minor league baseball manager and scout.

Lucas pitched in the major leagues during parts of five different seasons for the New York Giants and the Brooklyn Dodgers. He compiled a record of 1–1 in twenty-two games, with one save and a 5.79 ERA. At the plate, Lucas went three for nine for a .333 lifetime batting average.

Lucas had some managerial stints in the minor leagues including part of a season with the Kinston Eagles. He pitched in the minors from 1929 to 1941. Lucas' best seasons were his last two when he went 37–22 in the West Texas-New Mexico League. His career was cut short after his hand was shot off in a hunting accident.

Following his playing days, Lucas scouted for the Toledo Mudhens.

Sources

  • Career statistics and player information from Baseball-Reference (Minors)
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