Ray Montgomery (baseball)
August 8, 1969 |
Bronxville, New York
|Batted: Right||Threw: Right|
|July 3, 1996 for the Houston Astros|
|Last MLB appearance|
|June 16, 1998 for the Houston Astros|
Raymond James Montgomery (born August 8, 1969 in Bronxville, New York) is a retired Major League Baseball outfielder. He played during three seasons at the major league level for the Houston Astros. He was drafted by the Astros in the 13th round of the 1990 amateur draft. Montgomery played his first professional season with their Class A (Short Season) Auburn Astros in 1990, and his last with the New York Mets' Triple-A Norfolk Tides in 2001.
One of Ray Montgomery's career highlights came on July 24, 1996, against the San Diego Padres when he hit a walk off home run as a pinch hitter in the tenth inning to give the Astros the win, 6-4. The home run, hit off San Diego's Ron Villone, was the first major league home run for the rookie.
After a his playing career, he spent four years as an area scout for the Milwaukee Brewers, during which time Milwaukee selected second baseman Rickie Weeks out of his South Texas/Louisiana territory. He was the Brewers' Midwest supervisor for two years and their assistant scouting director and national supervisor the next two years.
In 2009, Montgomery turned down an offer to become the scouting director of the San Diego Padres because he had just moved to Connecticut and didn't want to relocate.