Ray Schalk’s Death – Cause and Date

Born (Birthday)

August 12, 1892

Death Date

May 19, 1970

Age of Death

77 years

Cause of Death

N/A

Place of Death

Chicago, Illinois, United States

Profession

Baseball Player

The baseball player Ray Schalk died at the age of 77. Here is all you want to know, and more!

Biography - A Short Wiki

Baseball Hall of Famer who was widely considered the best defensive catcher of his time. He played for the Chicago White Sox from 1912 to 1928 and won a World Series with the team in 1917.

He was born in Harvel, Illinois and played for the Taylorville Christians in the Illinois-Missouri League as a teenager.

His defensive prowess was so great that he was elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame despite a .253 batting average and the fact that he was a member of the infamous 1919 “Black Sox” team.

His parents were immigrants from Germany. He was married to the former Lavinia Graham.

He won the 1919 World Series with pitcher Red Faber, who pitched in the series’ winning game.