Ray Knode

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Robert T. "Ray" Knode

Robert Troxell "Ray" Knode (January 28, 1901 – April 13, 1982) was an American Major League Baseball baseball and college football player. He played for four season as a first baseman with the Cleveland Indians from 1923 to 1926.

Knode attended the University of Maryland, where he played on the football team as a quarterback from 1916 to 1919.[1] He later attended the University of Michigan, where he also played quarterback from 1921 to 1922.

His older brother, Kenneth T. Knode followed a similar career path. He played professional baseball with the St. Louis Cardinals and as a quarterback at both Maryland and Michigan.[2]


  1. ^ Morris Allison Bealle, Kings of American Football: The University of Maryland, 1890–1952, pp. 84–92, Columbia Publishing Co., 1952.
  2. ^ STATE LOSES STAR MAN; Curley Byrd's Football Team Hit Hard When Kishpaugh Decides To Leave College HOPKINS TAKES THINGS EASY Big Hospital List Prevents Practice--Bowers Probably Will Get In Saturday's Game, The Baltimore Sun, October 19, 1916.

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