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Ray Katt

Raymond Frederick Katt
Born: May 9, 1927 in New Braunfels, Texas
Died: Oct. 19, 1999 in New Braunfels, Texas
Debut: 1952 | Pos: C
H: 6'2" | W: 200 | B: R | T: R
8 417 1071 92 248 32 120 2 .232

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Ray Katt, a major-league catcher for eight seasons, died on Oct. 19, 1999 in New Braunfels, Texas from lymphoma. He was 72.

Katt appeared in 417 games in the majors, hitting .232 with 32 home runs and 120 RBI. One of his most productive seasons came in 1956 when, between the Giants and Cardinals, he hit .247 with 13 home runs and 34 RBI.

He was a member of the Giants team that swept the Cleveland Indians in the 1954 World Series.

Following his playing career, he was a coach in the major leagues before returning to New Braunfels to be a high school coach. Later, Katt served as the baseball coach for Texas Lutheran University from 1971 to 1992, compiling a 502-362-2 record.

Source: Associated Press