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Ray Murray

Raymond Lee Murray (Deacon)

Position: Catcher
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 3", Weight: 204 lb.

Born: October 12, 1917 in Spring Hope, NC
Signed
as a Free Agent with the Cleveland Indians in 1946. (All Transactions)
Debut: April 25, 1948 (Age 30)
Teams (by GP): Athletics/Indians/Orioles 1948-1954

Final Game: September 25, 1954 (Age 36)
Died: April 9, 2003 in Fort Worth, TX
Buried: Shannon Rose Hill Memorial Park, Fort Worth, TX
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Standard Batting

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Year Age Tm Lg G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS OPS+ TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB Pos Awards
1948 30 CLE AL 4 4 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 0 0 0 0
1950 32 CLE AL 55 153 139 16 38 8 2 1 13 1 0 12 13 .273 .331 .381 .712 85 53 9 0 2 2
1951 33 TOT AL 41 139 123 10 27 6 0 0 14 0 0 14 8 .220 .299 .268 .568 54 33 5 0 2 2
1951 33 CLE AL 1 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1.000 1.000 1.000 2.000 456 1 0 0 0 /2
1951 33 PHA AL 40 138 122 10 26 6 0 0 13 0 0 14 8 .213 .294 .262 .556 51 32 5 0 2 2
1952 34 PHA AL 44 146 136 14 28 5 0 1 10 0 0 9 13 .206 .255 .265 .520 41 36 3 0 1 2
1953 35 PHA AL 84 289 268 25 76 14 3 6 41 0 0 18 25 .284 .331 .425 .756 100 114 6 1 2 2
1954 36 BAL AL 22 64 61 4 15 4 1 0 2 0 0 2 5 .246 .270 .344 .614 74 21 1 0 1 0 2
6 Yrs 250 795 731 69 184 37 6 8 80 1 0 55 67 .252 .305 .352 .657 76 257 24 1 8 0
162 Game Avg. 162 515 474 45 119 24 4 5 52 1 0 36 43 .252 .305 .352 .657 76 167 16 1 5
PHA (3 yrs) 168 573 526 49 130 25 3 7 64 0 0 41 46 .247 .303 .346 .649 74 182 14 1 5
CLE (3 yrs) 60 158 144 16 39 8 2 1 14 1 0 12 16 .271 .327 .375 .702 83 54 9 0 2
BAL (1 yr) 22 64 61 4 15 4 1 0 2 0 0 2 5 .246 .270 .344 .614 74 21 1 0 1 0

Player Value--Batters

WAR Explained (v2.2): 8+ MVP, 5+ A-S, 2+ Starter, 0-2 Sub, < 0 Repl
Year Age Tm Lg G PA Rbat Rbaser Rdp Rfield Rpos RAA WAA Rrep RAR WAR waaWL% 162WL% oWAR dWAR oRAR Salary Pos Awards
1948 30 CLE AL 4 4 -1 0 0 0 0 -1 -0.1 0 -1 -0.1 .470 .499 -0.1 0.0 -1
1950 32 CLE AL 55 153 -3 1 -1 -1 1 -4 -0.3 5 1 0.1 .493 .498 0.2 0.1 2 2
1951 33 CLE AL 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.1 0 0 0.1 .547 .500 0.1 0.0 1 /2
1951 33 PHA AL 40 138 -8 0 -1 0 1 -8 -0.8 4 -3 -0.4 .481 .495 -0.4 0.1 -3 2
1952 34 PHA AL 44 146 -10 1 -0 0 1 -9 -1.0 4 -4 -0.6 .477 .494 -0.6 0.1 -4 2
1953 35 PHA AL 84 289 -1 -1 -0 -1 3 -0 -0.0 9 9 0.9 .500 .500 1.0 0.2 10 2
1954 36 BAL AL 22 64 -2 -0 -0 0 1 -2 -0.2 2 0 0.0 .492 .499 0.0 0.1 0 2
6 Seasons 250 795 -26 1 -3 -2 7 -23 -2.4 24 2 0.0 .490 .498 0.2 0.6 4
PHA (3 yrs) 168 573 -20 0 -1 -1 5 -17 -1.8 18 1 -0.1 .489 .497 0.0 0.4 2
CLE (3 yrs) 60 158 -4 1 -1 -1 1 -4 -0.4 5 0 0.0 .493 .498 0.1 0.1 1
BAL (1 yr) 22 64 -2 -0 -0 0 1 -2 -0.2 2 0 0.0 .492 .499 0.0 0.1 0

Standard Fielding

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Adv Fielding w/ run summary
Year Tm Lg Age Pos G GS CG Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% Rtot Rtot/yr RF/9 RF/G lgFld% lgRF9 lgRFG PB WP SB CS CS% lgCS% PO Awards
1950 CLE AL 32 C 45 31 26 318.1 176 156 15 5 2 .972 4.83 3.80 .985 4.94 4.85 3 2 9 7 44% 49% 1
1951 TOT AL 33 C 40 35 31 315.2 138 111 25 2 5 .986 3.88 3.40 .982 5.03 5.01 4 12 8 16 67% 46% 2
1951 CLE AL 33 C 1 0 0 3.0 5 4 1 0 0 1.000 15.00 5.00 .982 5.10 5.00 0 0 0 1 100% 46% 0
1951 PHA AL 33 C 39 35 31 312.2 133 107 24 2 5 .985 3.77 3.36 .982 5.03 5.01 4 12 8 15 65% 46% 2
1952 PHA AL 34 C 42 40 31 344.1 211 175 35 1 3 .995 5.49 5.00 .985 5.44 5.44 4 6 13 17 57% 46% 2
1953 PHA AL 35 C 78 75 70 670.0 379 330 45 4 8 .989 -1 -2 5.04 4.81 .985 5.18 5.15 8 25 16 24 60% 51% 1
1954 BAL AL 36 C 21 18 15 151.2 93 83 9 1 3 .989 0 0 5.46 4.38 .986 5.40 5.36 1 4 9 7 44% 48% 0
5 Seasons C 226 199 173 1800.0 997 855 129 13 21 .987 -1 -1 4.92 4.35 .985 5.18 5.14 20 49 55 71 56% 48% 6
6 Seasons TOT 226 199 173 1800.0 997 855 129 13 21 .987 -1 -1 4.92 4.35 .985 5.18 5.14 20 49 55 71 56% 48% 6
Note: Complete player games played data.
Fielding stats are a combination of official records and RetroSheet records. Both are likely to have substantial errors and will not match perfectly.
View Complete Notes on Fielding Data
Leagues historically made no effort to balance team, league, and player fielding stats. Since 1990 or so, computers have made this feasible, but prior to that there are hundreds or thousands of discrepancies each year in games played (even whether a player played a position), putouts, assists, double plays and errors.
  • Pre-1938 SB & CS data for catchers is estimated from catcher assists, games started and opposition stolen bases.
  • From 1938 on SB, CS, Pickoff, & WP data for catchers and pitchers is taken from play-by-play accounts in the retrosheet files. There are several hundred games without pbp from 1938 to 1973 and for those we may not have any data.
  • CG & GS come from the retrosheet data and should be complete and pretty accurate from 1914 on.
  • Innings played (like SB and CS) come from the retrosheet play-by-play data and should be considered mostly complete from 1938 to 1973 and complete from then on.
  • Stats (PO,A,G, etc) for LF-CF-RF positions (since 1914) is taken from play-by-play or box score data as available.
  • Stats (PO,A,G,etc) for C,P,1B,2B,3B,SS,OF positions is taken from the official reported totals and may have been corrected at various times since their publication.
  • For detailed information on which games retrosheet is missing play-by-play from 1938 to 1973, please see their most wanted games list
  • For detailed information on the availability of data on this site by year, see our data coverage page

Appearances on Leader Boards, Awards, and Honors

Stats are Year-Value-Rank · Glossary

Errors Committed as C s c a p y
1950 AL  5 (5th)

Double Plays Turned as C s c a p y
1953 AL  8 (4th)

Passed Balls s c a p y
1953 AL  8 (2nd)

Caught Stealing %s c a p y
1953 AL  60.0 (2nd)

Fielding % as C s c a p y
1953 AL  .989 (2nd)

                                         

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Name and misspellings: Raymond Deacon Lee Ray muray Murray murry

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