Saturday, December 8, 2012

1951 Topps Red Back #23 - Ray Boone

Ray Boone (b. 1923 - d. 2004) played in the majors from 1948 to 1960 for the Indians, Tigers, White Sox, A's (Kansas City), Braves (Milwaukee) and Red Sox.  He had 1,260 career hits, 151 home runs and a .275 batting average.  The father of former big leaguer Bob Boone and grandfather of Aaron and Brett Boone, he is part of one of the few three generation families in baseball.  He was a member of the 1948 World Series Champion Indians and was a 2-time All Star.  He finished as high as 8th in the AL MVP voting in 1953 when he split time between the Indians and Tigers that year.

Deceased: 18

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