Louis William Lutz
- Bats Right, Throws Right
- Height 5' 10", Weight 170 lb.
- Debut May 31, 1922
- Final Game May 31, 1922
- Born December 17, 1898 in Cincinnati, OH USA
- Died February 22, 1984 in Cincinnati, OH USA
Red Lutz was a catcher who caught one game for the Cincinnati Reds and had one at bat and doubled on May 31, 1922. He then resumed his minor league career until 1931, ending his baseball career at age 32. Lutz served in the U.S. Navy during World War II (BN). He was a retired employee of the New York Central Railroad when he died at age 85 in a VA Hospital in Cincinnati, OH on February 22, 1984 and is buried at St. Stephen Cemetery in Fort Thomas, KY.
Principal sources for Red Lutz include newspaper obituaries (OB), government Veteran records (VA,CM,CW), Stars & Stripes (S&S), Sporting Life (SL), The Sporting News (TSN), The Sports Encyclopedia:Baseball 2006 by David Neft & Richard Cohen (N&C), old Who's Who in Baseballs (none) (WW), old Baseball Registers (none) (BR) , old Daguerreotypes by TSN (none) (DAG), Stars&Stripes (S&S), The Baseball Necrology by Bill Lee (BN), Pat Doyle's Professional Ballplayer DataBase (PD), The Baseball Library (BL), Baseball in World War II Europe by Gary Bedingfield (GB) and and independent research by Walter Kephart (WK) and Frank Russo (FR) and others.