Ray Mueller

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Ray Coleman Mueller
(Iron Man)

  • Bats Right, Throws Right
  • Height 5' 9", Weight 175 lb.

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From July 31, 1943 through May 6, 1946 Ray Mueller caught every game for the Cincinnati Reds except for the 1945 season, which he missed due to his Army service during World War II. Mueller had entered the Army in February 1945 and was discharged in December. Mueller's streak reached 233 games, destroying the old National League record of 133 set by George Gibson for the 1909 Pittsburgh Pirates. Ray Lamanno replaced Mueller on May 7th. Mueller would have had the new Major League Baseball record but Frankie Hayes had started a streak later in 1943 and ended it earlier in 1946 - but had not missed time due to war, so Hayes wound up with the new MLB mark, 312 games.

After his playing career ended, Mueller was a New York Giants coach in 1956 and a member of the Chicago Cubs staff in 1957.

Minor League Manager: 1952-53 Sioux City Soos, Western League; 1958 Pueblo Dodgers, Western League; 1959 Burlington Bees, Three-I League; 1960-61 Reading Indians, Eastern League; 1968 Waterbury Indians, Eastern League.

Source: 1947 Baseball Guide

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