Ray Boone Stats

Ray Boone was born on Friday, July 27, 1923, in San Diego, California. Boone was 25 years old when he broke into the big leagues on September 3, 1948, with the Cleveland Indians. His biographical data, year-by-year hitting stats, fielding stats, pitching stats (where applicable), career totals, uniform numbers, salary data and miscellaneous items-of-interest are presented by Baseball Almanac on this comprehensive Ray Boone baseball stats page.

"Ray Boone essentially had three careers, playing shortstop for five years with the Cleveland Indians, severing primarily as a third baseman for the Detroit Tigers for four years, and then finishing off his career as a first baseman. Boone was batting .355 as a third baseman for Oklahoma City in the Texas League when he was called up to fill in for Cleveland shortstop manager Lou Boudreau when Boudreau was injured. Boone was so good that Boudreau moved himself to third upon returning to the lineup, and Boone didn't return to his natural position for several years." - Matthew Silverman in Baseball: The Biographical Encyclopedia (Total Sports Publishing, May 2000, Page 107)
Ray Boone

Ray Boone Autograph on a 1991 Topps Archives Baseball Card (#25 | <a href='../baseball_cards/baseball_cards_oneset.php?s=1991top05' title='1991 Topps Archives Baseball Card Checklist'>Checklist</a>)
Ray Boone Autograph on a 1991 Topps Archives Baseball Card (#25 | Checklist )

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Birth Name:
Raymond Otis Boone
Nickname:
Ike
Born On:
07-27-1923  (Leo)
Place of Birth Data Born In:
San Diego, California
Year of Death Data Died On:
10-17-2004 ( 100 Oldest Living )
Place of Death Data Died In:
San Diego, California
Cemetery:
El Camino Memorial Park, San Diego, California
High School:
Herbert Hoover High School (San Diego, CA)
College:
None Attended
Batting Stances Chart Bats:
Right
Throwing Arms Chart Throws:
Right
Player Height Chart Height:
6-01
Player Weight Chart Weight:
188
First Game:
09-03-1948 (Age 25)
Last Game:
08-11-1960
Draft:
Not Applicable
Ray Boone

Ray Boone Pitching Stats

G GS GF W L PCT ERA CG SHO SV IP BFP H ER R HR BB IBB SO WP HB BK HLD
- - Did Not Pitch - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
G GS GF W L PCT ERA CG SHO SV IP BFP H ER R HR BB IBB SO WP HB BK HLD
Ray Boone

Ray Boone Hitting Stats

G AB R H 2B 3B HR GRSL RBI BB IBB SO SH SF HBP GIDP AVG OBP SLG
1948 25 Indians 6 5 0 2 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 - 0 0 .400 .400 .600
1949 26 Indians 86 258 39 65 4 4 4 0 26 38 0 17 9 - 2 11 .252 .352 .345
1950 27 Indians 109 365 53 110 14 6 7 1 58 56 2 27 2 - 2 10 .301 .397 .430
1951 28 Indians 151 544 65 127 14 1 12 0 51 48 4 36 6 - 5 13 .233 .302 .329
1952 29 Indians 103 316 57 83 8 2 7 0 45 53 1 33 4 - 2 11 .263 .372 .367
1953 30 Indians 34 112 21 27 1 2 4 2 21 24 1 21 3 - 0 3 .241 .375 .393
1953 30 Tigers 101 385 73 120 16 6 22 2 93 48 3 47 5 - 5 6 .312 .395 .556
1954 31 Tigers 148 543 76 160 19 7 20 1 85 71 4 53 2 4 2 18 .295 .376 .466
1955 32 Tigers 135 500 61 142 22 7 20 0 116 50 2 49 2 7 1 16 .284 .346 .476
1956 33 Tigers 131 481 77 148 14 6 25 1 81 77 8 46 2 5 3 13 .308 .403 .518
1957 34 Tigers 129 462 48 126 25 3 12 0 65 57 6 47 4 5 3 16 .273 .353 .418
1958 35 Tigers 39 114 16 27 4 1 6 1 20 14 1 13 2 1 1 3 .237 .323 .447
1958 35 White Sox 77 246 25 60 12 1 7 0 41 18 1 33 1 3 1 6 .244 .295 .386
1959 36 White Sox 9 21 3 5 0 0 1 0 5 7 0 5 0 2 0 0 .238 .400 .381
1959 36 Athletics 61 132 19 36 6 0 2 0 12 27 2 17 2 0 0 4 .273 .396 .364
1959 36 Braves 13 15 3 3 0 0 1 0 2 4 0 2 1 0 0 1 .200 .368 .400
1960 37 Braves 7 12 3 3 1 0 0 0 4 5 0 1 0 0 0 0 .250 .471 .333
1960 37 Red Sox 34 78 6 16 1 0 1 0 11 11 0 15 0 1 0 2 .205 .300 .256
G AB R H 2B 3B HR GRSL RBI BB IBB SO SH SF HBP GIDP AVG OBP SLG
13 Years 1,373 4,589 645 1,260 162 46 151 8 737 608 35 463 45 28 27 133 .275 .361 .429
Ray Boone

Ray Boone Fielding Stats

POS G GS OUTS TC TC/G CH PO A E DP PB CASB CACS FLD% RF
1948 Indians SS 4 0 9 9 2.3 8 3 5 1 0 n/a n/a n/a .889 24.00
1949 Indians SS 76 68 1,733 393 5.2 372 162 210 21 58 n/a n/a n/a .947 5.80
1950 Indians SS 102 94 2,590 471 4.6 445 178 267 26 64 n/a n/a n/a .945 4.64
1951 Indians SS 151 149 3,952 769 5.1 736 311 425 33 108 n/a n/a n/a .957 5.03
1952 Indians 2B 1 0 15 2 2.0 2 1 1 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 3.60
1952 Indians 3B 2 2 54 5 2.5 4 2 2 1 2 n/a n/a n/a .800 2.00
1952 Indians SS 96 90 2,361 455 4.7 428 177 251 27 55 n/a n/a n/a .941 4.89
1953 Indians SS 31 30 807 166 5.4 158 64 94 8 24 n/a n/a n/a .952 5.29
1953 Tigers 3B 97 97 2,506 336 3.5 322 111 211 14 32 n/a n/a n/a .958 3.47
1953 Tigers SS 3 3 75 13 4.3 12 4 8 1 2 n/a n/a n/a .923 4.32
1954 Tigers 3B 148 148 3,817 521 3.5 502 170 332 19 22 n/a n/a n/a .964 3.55
1954 Tigers SS 1 0 12 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a .000 0.00
1955 Tigers 3B 126 126 3,322 406 3.2 387 135 252 19 33 n/a n/a n/a .953 3.15
1956 Tigers 3B 130 130 3,382 411 3.2 394 151 243 17 23 n/a n/a n/a .959 3.15
1957 Tigers 1B 117 117 3,106 1,027 8.8 1,017 972 45 10 103 n/a n/a n/a .990 8.84
1957 Tigers 3B 4 4 105 19 4.8 17 5 12 2 0 n/a n/a n/a .895 4.37
1958 Tigers 1B 32 32 762 254 7.9 251 236 15 3 26 n/a n/a n/a .988 8.89
1958 White Sox 1B 63 60 1,573 553 8.8 545 511 34 8 45 n/a n/a n/a .986 9.35
1959 White Sox 1B 6 5 147 44 7.3 42 37 5 2 2 n/a n/a n/a .955 7.71
1959 Athletics 1B 38 30 759 303 8.0 298 275 23 5 20 n/a n/a n/a .983 10.60
1959 Athletics 3B 3 1 36 8 2.7 8 2 6 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 6.00
1959 Braves 1B 3 3 63 20 6.7 20 19 1 0 4 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 8.57
1960 Braves 1B 4 4 93 36 9.0 36 33 3 0 3 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 10.45
1960 Red Sox 1B 22 19 465 178 8.1 177 166 11 1 19 n/a n/a n/a .994 10.28
POS G GS OUTS TC TC/G CH PO A E DP PB CASB CACS FLD% RF
3B Totals 510 508 13,222 1,706 3.3 1,634 576 1,058 72 112 n/a n/a n/a .958 3.34
SS Totals 464 434 11,539 2,276 4.9 2,159 899 1,260 117 311 n/a n/a n/a .949 5.05
1B Totals 285 270 6,968 2,415 8.5 2,386 2,249 137 29 222 n/a n/a n/a .988 9.25
2B Totals 1 0 15 2 2.0 2 1 1 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 3.60
13 Years 1,260 1,212 31,744 6,399 5.1 6,181 3,725 2,456 218 645 n/a n/a n/a .966 5.26
Ray Boone

Ray Boone Miscellaneous Stats

SB CS SB% PH PR DH AB/HR AB/K AB/RBI K/BB K/9 BB/9
1948 Indians 0 0 .000 1 1 n/a 0.0 5.0 5.0 - - -
1949 Indians 0 2 .000 11 4 n/a 64.5 15.2 9.9 - - -
1950 Indians 4 3 .571 6 2 n/a 52.1 13.5 6.3 - - -
1951 Indians 5 3 .625 0 0 n/a 45.3 15.1 10.7 - - -
1952 Indians 0 1 .000 4 0 n/a 45.1 9.6 7.0 - - -
1953 Indians 1 2 .333 3 0 n/a 28.0 5.3 5.3 - - -
1953 Tigers 2 1 .667 1 0 n/a 17.5 8.2 4.1 - - -
1954 Tigers 4 2 .667 0 0 n/a 27.2 10.2 6.4 - - -
1955 Tigers 1 1 .500 9 0 n/a 25.0 10.2 4.3 - - -
1956 Tigers 0 0 .000 1 0 n/a 19.2 10.5 5.9 - - -
1957 Tigers 1 1 .500 8 0 n/a 38.5 9.8 7.1 - - -
1958 Tigers 0 2 .000 7 0 n/a 19.0 8.8 5.7 - - -
1958 White Sox 1 1 .500 16 0 n/a 35.1 7.5 6.0 - - -
1959 White Sox 1 0 1.000 4 0 n/a 21.0 4.2 4.2 - - -
1959 Athletics 1 0 1.000 30 0 n/a 66.0 7.8 11.0 - - -
1959 Braves 0 0 .000 10 0 n/a 15.0 7.5 7.5 - - -
1960 Braves 0 0 .000 3 0 n/a 0.0 12.0 3.0 - - -
1960 Red Sox 0 0 .000 13 0 n/a 78.0 5.2 7.1 - - -
SB CS SB% PH PR DH AB/HR AB/K AB/RBI K/BB K/9 BB/9
13 Years 21 19 .525 127 7 n/a 30.4 9.9 6.2 - - -
Ray Boone

Ray Boone Miscellaneous Items of Interest

1948 Cleveland Indians 11 $4,200.00 - Stats
1949 Cleveland Indians 8 $5,000.00 - -
1950 Cleveland Indians 8 $7,000.00 - -
1951 Cleveland Indians 8 $12,000.00 - -
1952 Cleveland Indians 8 $12,000.00 - -
1953 Cleveland Indians 8 $12,000.00 - -
1953 Detroit Tigers 8 "     " - -
1954 Detroit Tigers 8 $18,500.00 Stats -
1955 Detroit Tigers 8 $23,500.00 - -
1956 Detroit Tigers 8 $28,750.00 Stats -
1957 Detroit Tigers 8 $28,000.00 - -
1958 Detroit Tigers 8 $25,000.00 - -
1958 Chicago White Sox 3 , 8 "     " - -
1959 Chicago White Sox 8 $22,000.00 - -
1959 Kansas City Athletics 30 "     " - -
1959 Milwaukee Braves 19 "     " - -
1960 Milwaukee Braves 19 $22,000.00 - -
1960 Boston Red Sox 39 , 5 "     " - -


Ray Boone joined the fathers & sons list when his son, Bob Boone , made his Major League debut on September 10, 1972 . Bob Boone joined the fathers & sons list when his son, Bret Boone , made his Major League debut on September 19, 1992 , then added another name to the sons "column" when his second son, Aaron Boone , made his debut on June 20, 1997 . The Boone family was the first in baseball history to be included in the Baseball Grandfathers, Fathers and Sons section of the Baseball Almanac Baseball Family Tree .

Ray Boone was an All-Star in 1954 and 1956 . Bob Boone was an All-Star in 1976 , 1978 , 1979 , and 1983 . Bret Boone was an All-Star in 1998 , 2001 and 2003 . Aaron Boone was an All-Star in 2003 . The Boone family was the first in baseball history to send three generations of players to an All-Star Game .

The Boone Family
The Boone Family | 2003 All-Star Game | AP Photo by Mark Duncan | ESPN.com ( Link )
Did you know that Ray Boone led the American League in runs batted in (RBI) in 1955 , driving in one-hundred sixteen runs and finishing the year tied with Jackie Jensen ( Top 25 )? Boone joined an elite set of former Detroit Tigers who also led the junior circuit: Hank Greenberg ( 1946 , 1940 , 1935 ), Rudy York ( 1943 ), Harry Heilmann ( 1925 ) Bobby Veach ( 1918 , 1917 , 1915 ), Sam Crawford ( 1915 , 1910 ) and Ty Cobb ( 1911 , 1909 , 1908 , 1907 ).

Two years earlier, Ray Boone had 114 RBI for the season, 21 RBI with the Indians and 93 RBI with the Tigers. Did you know that before Ray, only two players in baseball history had a higher single season RBI total split amongst two teams? They were Goose Goslin in 1930 (38 RBI with the Senators and 100 RBI with the Browns) and Gus Zernial in 1951 (4 RBI with the White Sox and 125 RBI with the Athletics).

Ray Boone also hit two grand slams with the Indians and two grand slams with the Tigers in 1953, tying the American League record for grand slams in a season (since broken), set previously by Babe Ruth (1919), Lou Gehrig (1934), Rudy York (1938), Tommy Henrich (1948) and Al Rosen (1951).

Did you know that Ray Boone was the second player from Herbert Hoover High School (San Diego, California) to make it to the show, beating Jack Harshman to the field by thirteen days, but well after his boyhood idol, Ted Williams ? Since that trio, Herbert Hoover has continued steadily producing Major League players; Gene Leek (1959-1962), Larry Elliott (1962-1966), Dave Morehead (1963-1970), Jerry DaVanon (1969-1977), Ty Waller (1980-1987), Mike Davis (1980-1989), Eddie Williams (1986-1998) and Mark Davis (1991-1991).

The only Grandfathers, Fathers and Sons set in baseball history to have each generation appear in a World Series game, is the Boone Family! Ray Boone played in the 1948 World Series (Indians 4 vs Braves 2), Bob Boone played in the 1980 World Series (Phillies 4 vs Royals 2), Bret Boone played played in the 1999 World Series (Braves 0 vs Yankees 4), and Aaron Boone played in the 2003 World Series (Yankees 2 vs Marlins 4).

Last-Modified: June 25, 2018 5:22 PM EST

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