April 26, 1920|
Mahanoy City, Pennsylvania
|Died: April 16, 1971
|Batted: Left||Threw: Right|
|April 14, 1942 for the Philadelphia Phillies|
|Last MLB appearance|
|September 28, 1957 for the Philadelphia Phillies|
|Runs batted in||513|
|Career highlights and awards|
Ronald James Northey (April 26, 1920 – April 16, 1971) was an American professional baseball player and coach. He was an outfielder for the Philadelphia Phillies (1942–44, 1946–47 and 1957), St. Louis Cardinals (1947–49), Cincinnati Reds (1950), Chicago Cubs (1950 and 1952) and Chicago White Sox (1955–57). Northey was born in Mahanoy City, Pennsylvania; he batted left-handed, threw right-handed, stood 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m) tall and weighed 195 lb (88 kg) during his playing career. His son, Scott Northey, also was a Major League outfielder.
Ron Northey finished 29th in voting for the 1943 National League MVP, and 18th in voting for the 1944 NL MVP. In 12 seasons he played in 1,084 games and had 3,172 at bats, 385 runs, 874 hits, 172 doubles, 28 triples, 108 home runs, 513 RBI, 7 stolen bases, 361 walks, .276 batting average, .352 on-base percentage, .450 slugging percentage, 1,426 total bases and 14 sacrifice hits.
Northey was a coach on the staff of skipper Danny Murtaugh with the Pittsburgh Pirates from 1961 to 1963. He died suddenly in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, at the age of 50 after being taken ill at his home.