Ray Morehart

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Ray Morehart
Shortstop/Second baseman
Born: (1899-12-02)December 2, 1899
Terrell, Texas
Died: January 13, 1989(1989-01-13) (aged 89)
Dallas, Texas
Batted: Left Threw: Right
MLB debut
August 9, 1924 for the Chicago White Sox
Last MLB appearance
September 29, 1927 for the New York Yankees
Career statistics
Batting average .269
Home runs 1
Hits 131
RBI 49
Teams
Career highlights and awards

Raymond Anderson Morehart (December 2, 1899 – January 13, 1989) was an American major league baseball player.

Born in Terrell, Texas, Morehart attended Austin College and played two seasons for the Chicago White Sox before being traded (along with catcher Johnny Grabowski) for infielder Aaron Ward in January 1927; Morehart was therefore a member of the 1927 New York Yankees, a team often considered the greatest ever.[1][2] As a rookie with Chicago, Morehart set a record with nine hits during a doubleheader.[3][4]

Morehart died in Dallas, Texas on January 13, 1989. He was one of the last surviving players to have played with Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Stout, Glenn (2002). Yankees Century: 100 Years of New York Yankees Baseball. Houghton Mifflin Books. p. 115. ISBN 0-618-08527-0. 
  2. ^ Mosedale, John (1974). The Greatest of All: The 1927 New York Yankees. Dial Press. ISBN 0-8037-3215-5. 
  3. ^ a b "Ray Morehart, Yankee With Ruth, Dies at 89". The New York Times. January 15, 1989. Retrieved 2007-10-18. 
  4. ^ Nemec, David (2004). The Baseball Rookies Encyclopedia. Brassey's. p. 135. ISBN 1-57488-670-3. 

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