Ray Poat

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Ray Poat
1948 Bowman baseball card
Born: (1917-12-19)December 19, 1917
Died: April 29, 1990(1990-04-29) (aged 72)
Oak Lawn, Illinois
Batted: Right Threw: Right
MLB debut
April 15, 1942, for the Cleveland Indians
Last MLB appearance
September 21, 1949, for the Pittsburgh Pirates
MLB statistics
Win–loss record 22–30
Earned run average 4.55
Innings pitched 400

Raymond Willis Poat (December 19, 1917 – April 29, 1990) was an American professional baseball player. A right-handed pitcher, he played six Major League seasons, for the Cleveland Indians from 1942 to 1944, the New York Giants from 1947 to 1949, and the Pittsburgh Pirates in 1949. The native of Chicago, stood 6 feet 2 inches (1.88 m) tall and weighed 200 pounds (91 kg).

Poat appeared in 116 MLB games (47 as a starting pitcher) and an even 400 innings. He allowed 425 hits and 162 bases on balls, recording 178 strikeouts. He was a very successful hurler in minor league baseball, winning 91 of 135 decisions (.674).

Hitting for the "season cycle"[edit]

Poat became the first Major League player to achieve a season cycle, which is getting just four hits in a season, yet getting one hit of each type – single, double, triple and home run.[1]


  1. ^ McEntire, Madison. "Seasons Cycles". BaseballLibrary.com. Retrieved 13 December 2012. 

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