Ray Schalk

Birthdate 8/12/1892
Death Date 5/19/1970
Debut Year 1912
Year of Induction 1955
Teams Giants, White Sox
Positions Catcher, Manager

The greatest defensive catcher of his era, the speedy and agile Ray Schalk was rewarded for his fine play with election into the Hall in 1955.

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White Sox catcher Ray Schalk was an outstanding receiver and pitch-caller

White Sox catcher Ray Schalk was an outstanding receiver and pitch-caller

The greatest defensive catcher of his day, Ray Schalk found a variety of ways to help his teams win. Schalk relied on hitters’ weaknesses and hurlers’ strengths to create his plan of attack for pitch-calling. Schalk was also outstanding fleet-footed for a catcher. He posted double-digit
HoFer Jocko Conlan names Ray Schalk on all-time White Sox team

HoFer Jocko Conlan names Ray Schalk on all-time White Sox team

Here Hall of Fame umpire Jocko Conlan lists his All Time White Sox team. Four Hall of Famers make the cut — pitcher Ted Lyons, catcher Ray Schalk, shortstop Luke Appling, and second baseman Eddie Collins. Interestingly three players associated with throwing the 1919 World Series are also on the li

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