Ray Lucas (baseball)

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Ray Lucas
Born: (1908-10-02)October 2, 1908
Springfield, Ohio
Died: October 9, 1969(1969-10-09) (aged 61)
Harrison, Michigan
Batted: Right Threw: Right
MLB debut
September 28, 1929, for the New York Giants
Last MLB appearance
June 6, 1934, for the Brooklyn Dodgers
MLB statistics
Win–loss record 1–1
Earned run average 5.79
Strikeouts 5

For the football player of the same name, see Ray Lucas

Ray Wesley Lucas, (October 2, 1908 in Springfield, Ohio – October 9, 1969 in Harrison, Michigan) was a major league baseball pitcher, and a minor league baseball manager and scout.

Lucas pitched in the major leagues during parts of five different seasons for the New York Giants and the Brooklyn Dodgers. He compiled a record of 1–1 in twenty-two games, with one save and a 5.79 ERA. At the plate, Lucas went three for nine for a .333 lifetime batting average.

Lucas had some managerial stints in the minor leagues including part of a season with the Kinston Eagles. He pitched in the minors from 1929 to 1941. Lucas' best seasons were his last two when he went 37–22 in the West Texas–New Mexico League. His career was cut short after his hand was shot off in a hunting accident.

Following his playing days, Lucas scouted for the Toledo Mudhens.