Ray Perry (baseball)

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Ray Perry
Minor league manager
Born: (1919-12-23)December 23, 1919
San Francisco, California
Died: May 3, 1973(1973-05-03) (aged 53)
Batted: Right Threw: Right

Raymond Lawrence Perry (December 23, 1919 – May 3, 1973) was an American professional baseball player, manager and scout. He was born in San Francisco.

A third baseman and second baseman, Perry played in the minors from 1940–1954, missing 1943–1945 due to service in World War II. He put up good numbers in the minors (despite being listed at 5 feet 7 inches (1.70 m) tall and 175 pounds (79 kg), he hit 348 home runs lifetime and batted .323) but a broken leg and the service in the war hurt his chances to advance.

He was a player-manager as his career wound down and remained a minor league manager through 1961, when he became a scout for the Chicago Cubs. He was with the Cubs from 1961–1967, then was a scout for the New York Yankees from 1968–1969 and Los Angeles Dodgers (1970–1973).

Managing career[edit]