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Ray Berres

Ray Berres
Born: (1907-08-31)August 31, 1907
Kenosha, Wisconsin
Died: February 1, 2007(2007-02-01) (aged 99)
Kenosha, Wisconsin
Batted: Right Threw: Right
MLB debut
April 24, 1934 for the Brooklyn Dodgers
Last MLB appearance
September 30, 1945 for the New York Giants
Career statistics
Batting average .216
Home runs 3
Runs batted in 78

Raymond Frederick Berres (August 31, 1907 – February 1, 2007) was an American catcher and pitching coach in Major League Baseball who played for the Brooklyn Dodgers (1934, 1936), Pittsburgh Pirates (1937–40), Boston Bees/Braves (1940–41) and New York Giants (1942–45). He batted and threw right-handed.

Born in Kenosha, Wisconsin, Berres was a Script error: No such module "convert". 170-lb, light-hitting catcher who, thanks to his fine glove, managed to play in 11 major league seasons for four National League teams, usually in a backup role. He provided fine catching, quality game-calling, and a respectable throwing arm. Drafted by the Brooklyn Dodgers from the Birmingham Barons (Southern Association) in the 1933 Rule 5 draft, he debuted with Brooklyn in

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He returned to the minor leagues in 1935, but became Brooklyn's starting catcher when Lopez was traded to Boston in December 1935. His most productive season came as a

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Before the 1940 season, Berres was traded by Pittsburgh to the Boston Bees in exchange for Lopez. He played in part of two seasons with the Boston franchise, including their first year as the Braves in

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He was the pitching coach for the Chicago White Sox for nearly two decades (1949 through 1966, then midseason of 1968 through 1969), primarily under manager Lopez, and was a member of the

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Berres died in his hometown of Kenosha, Wisconsin from pneumonia at the age of 99. Berres was elected to the Wisconsin Athletic Hall of Fame in 1999.

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Preceded by
Marv Grissom
Chicago White Sox pitching coach
Succeeded by
Marv Grissom
Hugh Mulcahy