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Ralph Houk

Ralph George Houk (Major)

Position: Catcher
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 5' 11", Weight: 193 lb.

Born: August 9, 1919 in Lawrence, Kansas, US
Died: July 21, 2010 in Winter Haven, Florida, US
High School: Lawrence HS (Lawrence, KS)

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Minors Batting

Year Age AgeDif Tm Lg Lev Aff G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB
1939 19 -2.2 Neosho ARMO D NYY 119 427 122 15 6 1 .286 .356 152
1940 20 -2.9 Joplin WA C NYY 110 364 114 18 7 0 .313 .401 146
1941 21 -2.9 2 Teams 2 Lgs B-A DET,NYY 102 349 95 11 5 1 .272 .341 119
1941 21 -2.9 Augusta SALL B DET 97 340 92 11 5 1 .271 .341 116
1941 21 -4.3 Binghamton EL A NYY 5 9 3 0 0 0 .333 .333 3
1946 26 -0.9 2 Teams 2 Lgs AA-AAA NYY 95 302 5 90 22 2 1 1 0 .298 .394 119
1946 26 -0.8 Beaumont TL AA NYY 87 279 82 20 2 0 .294 .380 106
1946 26 -2.7 Kansas City AA AAA NYY 8 23 5 8 2 0 1 1 0 .348 .565 13
1948 28 -0.5 Kansas City AA AAA NYY 103 396 364 54 110 24 5 1 49 9 31 14 .302 .357 .404 .761 147 0 1
1949 29 1.4 Kansas City AA AAA NYY 95 357 313 47 86 18 1 0 36 3 40 8 .275 .361 .339 .699 106 18 2 2
1955 35 8.3 Denver AA AAA NYY 15 31 26 1 4 3 0 0 4 0 5 5 .154 .290 .269 .560 7 0 0 0 0
1956 36 9.1 Denver AA AAA NYY 1 4 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 0
8 Seasons 640 2230 2149 107 621 111 26 4 90 12 76 27 .289 .314 .370 .684 796 18 2 3 0
D (1 season) D 119 427 427 122 15 6 1 .286 .286 .356 .642 152
C (1 season) C 110 364 364 114 18 7 0 .313 .313 .401 .714 146
B (1 season) B 97 340 340 92 11 5 1 .271 .271 .341 .612 116
A (1 season) A 5 9 9 3 0 0 0 .333 .333 .333 .667 3
AA (1 season) AA 87 279 279 82 20 2 0 .294 .294 .380 .674 106
AAA (5 seasons) AAA 222 811 730 107 208 47 6 2 90 12 76 27 .285 .354 .374 .728 273 18 2 3 0
A 7890 value in the totals indicates career mark is incomplete.

Minors Fielding

Year Age Tm Lg Lev Aff G CG Ch PO A E DP Fld% RF/G PB lgCS% PO
1939 19 Neosho ARMO D NYY C 109 726 634 79 13 .982 6.54
1940 20 Joplin WA C NYY C 104 606 518 78 10 .983 5.73
1941 21 Augusta SALL B DET C 94 616 542 62 12 .981 6.43
1948 28 Kansas City AA AAA NYY C 92 543 464 72 7 9 .987 5.83 8
1949 29 Kansas City AA AAA NYY C 88 453 398 48 7 9 .985 5.07 7
1955 35 Denver AA AAA NYY C 10 37 33 1 3 0 .919 3.40 0
6 Seasons 497 2981 2589 340 52 18 .983 5.89 15
A 7890 value in the totals indicates career mark is incomplete.

Managing

Year Age Tm Lg Lev Aff G W L W-L%
1955 35 Denver AA AAA NYY 1 of 1 156 83 71 .539
1956 36 Denver AA AAA NYY 1 of 1 154 87 67 .565
1957 37 Denver AA AAA NYY 1 of 1 154 90 64 .584
1961 41 New York AL MLB NYY 1 of 1 163 109 53 .673
1962 42 New York AL MLB NYY 1 of 1 162 96 66 .593
1963 43 New York AL MLB NYY 1 of 1 161 104 57 .646
1966 46 New York AL MLB NYY 1 of 2 160 70 89 .440
1967 47 New York AL MLB NYY 1 of 1 163 72 90 .444
1968 48 New York AL MLB NYY 1 of 1 164 83 79 .512
1969 49 New York AL MLB NYY 1 of 1 162 80 81 .497
1970 50 New York AL MLB NYY 1 of 1 163 93 69 .574
1971 51 New York AL MLB NYY 1 of 1 162 82 80 .506
1972 52 New York AL MLB NYY 1 of 1 155 79 76 .510
1973 53 New York AL MLB NYY 1 of 1 162 80 82 .494
1974 54 Detroit AL MLB DET 1 of 1 162 72 90 .444
1975 55 Detroit AL MLB DET 1 of 1 159 57 102 .358
1976 56 Detroit AL MLB DET 1 of 1 161 74 87 .460
1977 57 Detroit AL MLB DET 1 of 1 162 74 88 .457
1981 61 Boston AL MLB BOS 1 of 1 108 59 49 .546
1982 62 Boston AL MLB BOS 1 of 1 162 89 73 .549
1983 63 Boston AL MLB BOS 1 of 1 162 78 84 .481
1984 64 Boston AL MLB BOS 1 of 1 162 86 76 .531
22 Seasons 3479 1797 1673 .518
MLB (19 seasons) 3015 1537 1471 .511
AAA (3 seasons) 464 260 202 .563

W-L Totals are for the entire season even if they managed only part of the season.
Sequence may not be in order actually managed. Rank or Pennants Won may not be given for some seasons.

Teams Played For

Year Age Tm Lg Lev Aff
1939 19 Neosho Yankees Arkansas-Missouri League D NYY
1940 20 Joplin Miners Western Association C NYY
1941 21 Binghamton Triplets Eastern League A NYY
1941 21 Augusta Tigers South Atlantic League B DET
1942 22 Military Service
1943 23 Military Service
1944 24 Military Service
1945 25 Military Service
1946 26 Kansas City Blues American Association AAA NYY
1946 26 Beaumont Exporters Texas League AA NYY
1947 27 New York Yankees American League MLB NYY 1
1948 28 Kansas City Blues American Association AAA NYY
1948 28 New York Yankees American League MLB NYY 1
1949 29 Kansas City Blues American Association AAA NYY
1949 29 New York Yankees American League MLB NYY 1
1950 30 New York Yankees American League MLB NYY 1 1950-05-28 1950-10-01
1951 31 New York Yankees American League MLB NYY 1 1951-05-02 1951-07-06
1952 32 New York Yankees American League MLB NYY 1 1952-04-17 1952-08-20
1953 33 New York Yankees American League MLB NYY 1 1953-05-13 1953-07-25
1954 34 New York Yankees American League MLB NYY 1 1954-05-01 1954-05-01
1955 35 Denver Bears American Association AAA NYY
1956 36 Denver Bears American Association AAA NYY

Sabr ID: 7ba0b8fa

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