Ralph George Houk
Major Position: Catcher
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 5' 11", Weight: 193 lb.
Born: August 9, 1919 in Lawrence, KS
High School: Lawrence HS (Lawrence, KS) by the Signed New York Yankees as an amateur free agent in 1939.
( All Transactions) Debut: April 26, 1947 (Age 27)
vs. WSH 3 AB, 3 H, 0 HR, 0 RBI, 0 SB Team: Yankees 1947-1954 Final Game: May 1, 1954 (Age 34)
vs. CLE 1 AB, 0 H, 0 HR, 0 RBI, 0 SB
Died: July 21, 2010 in Winter Haven, FL Buried: Rolling Hills Cemetery, Winter Haven, FL
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