Otto Ray

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Otto C. "Jaybird" Ray
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Catcher
Born: (1893-05-19)May 19, 1893
Lexington, Missouri
Died: January 19, 1976(1976-01-19) (aged 82)
Liberty, Missouri
Batted: Both Threw: Right
debut
1920, for the Kansas City Monarchs
Last appearance
1926, for the Gilkerson's Union Giants
Teams

Otto C. "Jaybird" Ray (born May 19, 1893 in Lexington, Missouri - January 19, 1976 in Liberty, Missouri) was a Catcher and Outfielder in the Negro Leagues. Monarchs team mate George Carr said of Ray during the White Sox Winter League that Ray could not only catch, but could also back up first base.[1]

Under Sol White, Ray managed the Cleveland Browns in their only season in 1924.[2]

Ray died in Liberty, Missouri at the age of 82. He is buried at the Fort Leavenworth National Cemetery in Leavenworth, Kansas.

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