December 1, 1944 |
Rock Hill, South Carolina
|September 16, 1965 for the Houston Astros|
Last MLB appearance
|September 30, 1974 for the Detroit Tigers|
|Earned run average||3.61|
James Francis Ray (born December 1, 1944) is an American former professional baseball player, a right-handed pitcher in the Major Leagues from 1965–1966 and 1968–1974 for the Houston Astros and Detroit Tigers.
The 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m), 185 lb (84 kg) Ray was known as a hard thrower with a stellar fastball and earned the nickname "Ray Gun" during the 1969 season when he struck out 115 batters in 115 innings. Two years later, he appeared in 47 games played for the 1971 Astros, all but one in relief, and won ten of 14 decisions with a 2.12 earned run average.
Ray appeared in 308 Major League games, all but 20 in relief, and notched 25 saves.
- Career statistics and player information from Baseball-Reference
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