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ray lamanno, 1949 bowman #113, Reds

Player: Lamanno, Ray

Card: 1949 Bowman #113

Position: C

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Oakland native Raymond Simon Lamanno (November 17, 1919 – February 9, 1994) was an American professional baseball player. A catcher, he appeared in 442 games played in the Major Leagues for the Cincinnati Reds (1941–1942; 1946–1948).

Ray's career was interrupted by World War II service in the United States Navy in the Pacific Theater of Operations.

In 1946, Lamanno was selected as a National League All-Star. He appeared in the game, at Fenway Park and won 12–0 by the American League, as a pinch hitter and grounded out against Jack Kramer of the St. Louis Browns.

The following season, he caught Ewell "The Whip" Blackwell's no-hitter on June 18, 1947. Said Blackwell in "Baseball Between The Lines", "Johnny Hopp tried to bunt his way on in the ninth inning, but Ray Lamanno made a great play coming from behind the plate and threw him out."

(excerpted from Baseball Almanac, BR Bullpen, and Wikipedia)


Image from Cincinnati.com


Ray Lamanno is part of the Born in San Fran/Oakland/Sacramento Tour – Go to the Next Stop

Ray is the last stop on the Military Service during Wartime Tour – go Home

Ray is part of the All-Star Player Tour – Go to the Next Stop

Ray is also part of the Cincinnati Reds Player Tour – Go to the Next Stop

See Ray’s baseball cards at TCDB

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