Ray Hayworth

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Raymond Hall Hayworth

  • Bats Right, Throws Right
  • Height 6' 0", Weight 180 lb.

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Biographical Information[edit]

Catcher Ray Hayworth played in the majors for fifteen seasons, mostly as a backup player, and spent most of his career with the Detroit Tigers, where he played alongside Ty Cobb. During his career, he was best known for his defensive abilities.

Hayworth was a coach with the 1945 Brooklyn Dodgers and also appeared in two games behind the plate with the club. After retiring as a player, he managed in the minors, was a Chicago Cubs coach in 1955, and spent many years as a scout. Hayworth was the Chicago Cubs Scouting Director in 1960 and moved to the Milwaukee Braves in the same capacity in 1961. He was the Braves' director of player personnel in 1962-1965 and the Atlanta Braves' scouting director in 1966. He scouted for the Braves through 1969 then moved to the Montreal Expos from 1970 to 1973.

At the time of his death in 2002, he was, at age 98, the Oldest Living MLB Player.

Hayworth was the brother of Red Hayworth.

Notable Achievement[edit]

Further Reading[edit]

  • Chuck Ailsworth: "Ray Hayworth", in Scott Ferkovich, ed.: Detroit the Unconquerable: the 1935 World Champion Tigers, SABR, Phoenix, AZ, 2014, pp. 75-82. ISBN 978-1-933599-78-6

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