Ray Michell

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  • Bats Left, Throws Left

Biographical Information[edit]

Ray Michell was an Australian pitcher.

Michell played in the Claxton Shield from 1973-1986, with the exceptions of 1976 and 1985. In 1978, he won the Helms Award as the MVP of the Shield competition. He played for the Australian national team several times. In the 1978 Amateur World Series, the righty was 0-1 with a save and a 6.28 ERA, his 14 1/3 IP ranking second on Australia behind Brian Wonnacott. He had the team's first save in an Amateur World Series. He was named IBA Pitcher of the Series for the 1980 Amateur World Series. He also pitched for Australia in the 1981 World Games (winning Bronze) and 1981 Intercontinental Cup. When the Australian Baseball League was formed in 1989-1990, the veteran appeared in seven games, going 2-1 with two saves and a 3.07 ERA. In 2006, he was part of the second class of the Baseball Australia Hall of Fame; the other 1968-1988 players selected in that class were Alan Albury and Lionel Harris.