Johnny Ray Stats

Johnny Ray was born on Friday, March 1, 1957, in Chouteau, Oklahoma. Ray was 24 years old when he broke into the big leagues on September 2, 1981, with the Pittsburgh Pirates. 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 Johnny Ray baseball stats page.

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"The prototype number three hitter combines average and power. He is Mickey Mantle or Willie Mays , the E.F. Hutton of the batting order. When he steps to the plate, people stop to watch. Johnny Ray bats third for the Pirates . Forget the prototype." - Bob Hertzel in Baseball Digest (July 1986)

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Johnny Ray Autograph on a 1991 Score Baseball Card (#31 | <a href='../baseball_cards/baseball_cards_oneset.php?s=1991sco01' title='1991 Score Baseball Card Checklist'>Checklist</a>)

Johnny Ray Autograph on a 1991 Score Baseball Card (#31 | Checklist )

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Birth Name:
John Cornelius Ray
Nickname:
Johnny
Born On:
03-01-1957  (Pisces)
Place of Birth Data Born In:
Chouteau, Oklahoma
Year of Death Data Died On:
Still Living ( 500 Oldest Living )
Place of Death Data Died In:
Still Living
Cemetery:
n/a
High School:
Chouteau High School (Chouteau, OK)
College:
Batting Stances Chart Bats:
Both
Throwing Arms Chart Throws:
Right
Player Height Chart Height:
5-11
Player Weight Chart Weight:
185
First Game:
09-02-1981 (Age 24)
Last Game:
09-30-1990
Draft:
1979 : 12th Round (294th)

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Johnny Ray Pitching Stats

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Johnny Ray Hitting Stats

1981 24 Pirates 31 102 10 25 11 0 0 0 6 6 2 9 0 1 0 3 .245 .284 .353
1982 25 Pirates 162 647 79 182 30 7 7 0 63 36 1 34 13 5 1 8 .281 .318 .382
1983 26 Pirates 151 576 68 163 38 7 5 0 53 35 3 26 10 2 0 11 .283 .323 .399
1984 27 Pirates 155 555 75 173 38 6 6 0 67 37 2 31 2 6 3 16 .312 .354 .434
1985 28 Pirates 154 594 67 163 33 3 7 0 70 46 10 24 5 6 1 11 .274 .325 .375
1986 29 Pirates 155 579 67 174 33 0 7 0 78 58 10 47 1 7 3 21 .301 .363 .394
1987 30 Pirates 123 472 48 129 19 3 5 0 54 41 4 36 0 5 0 18 .273 .328 .358
1987 30 Angels 30 127 16 44 11 0 0 0 15 3 0 10 1 1 0 4 .346 .359 .433
1988 31 Angels 153 602 75 184 42 7 6 0 83 36 2 38 9 8 4 10 .306 .345 .429
1989 32 Angels 134 530 52 153 16 3 5 0 62 36 3 30 4 12 0 14 .289 .327 .358
1990 33 Angels 105 404 47 112 23 0 5 0 43 19 2 44 3 3 0 10 .277 .308 .371
10 Years 1,353 5,188 604 1,502 294 36 53 0 594 353 39 329 48 56 12 126 .290 .333 .391

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Johnny Ray Fielding Stats

1981 Pirates 2B 31 25 711 150 4.8 148 52 96 2 22 n/a n/a n/a .987 5.62
1982 Pirates 2B 162 162 471 914 5.6 893 381 512 21 89 n/a n/a n/a .977 51.19
1983 Pirates 2B 151 138 3,822 784 5.2 771 319 452 13 102 n/a n/a n/a .983 5.45
1984 Pirates 2B 149 134 3,774 743 5.0 731 331 400 12 90 n/a n/a n/a .984 5.23
1985 Pirates 2B 151 145 3,924 746 4.9 728 305 423 18 89 n/a n/a n/a .976 5.01
1986 Pirates 2B 151 144 3,858 764 5.1 759 280 479 5 89 n/a n/a n/a .993 5.31
1987 Pirates 2B 119 115 3,069 618 5.2 606 248 358 12 84 n/a n/a n/a .981 5.33
1987 Angels 2B 29 29 750 144 5.0 142 52 90 2 19 n/a n/a n/a .986 5.11
1988 Angels 2B 104 102 2,658 537 5.2 522 194 328 15 64 n/a n/a n/a .972 5.30
1988 Angels LF 40 41 1,023 80 2.0 75 75 0 5 0 n/a n/a n/a .938 1.98
1989 Angels 2B 130 130 3,471 693 5.3 682 279 403 11 98 n/a n/a n/a .984 5.31
1990 Angels 2B 100 95 2,568 543 5.4 536 241 295 7 82 n/a n/a n/a .987 5.64
2B Totals 1,277 1,219 29,076 6,636 5.2 6,518 2,682 3,836 118 828 n/a n/a n/a .982 6.05
LF Totals 40 41 1,023 80 2.0 75 75 0 5 0 n/a n/a n/a .938 1.98
10 Years 1,317 1,260 30,099 6,716 5.1 6,593 2,757 3,836 123 828 n/a n/a n/a .982 5.91

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Johnny Ray Miscellaneous Stats

1981 Pirates 0 0 .000 2 0 n/a 0.0 11.3 17.0 - - -
1982 Pirates 16 7 .696 0 0 n/a 92.4 19.0 10.3 - - -
1983 Pirates 18 9 .667 5 0 n/a 115.2 22.2 10.9 - - -
1984 Pirates 11 6 .647 12 0 n/a 92.5 17.9 8.3 - - -
1985 Pirates 13 9 .591 6 0 n/a 84.9 24.8 8.5 - - -
1986 Pirates 6 9 .400 10 0 n/a 82.7 12.3 7.4 - - -
1987 Pirates 4 2 .667 7 0 n/a 94.4 13.1 8.7 - - -
1987 Angels 0 0 .000 0 0 1 0.0 12.7 8.5 - - -
1988 Angels 4 1 .800 4 0 6 100.3 15.8 7.3 - - -
1989 Angels 6 3 .667 4 0 0 106.0 17.7 8.5 - - -
1990 Angels 2 3 .400 7 0 1 80.8 9.2 9.4 - - -
10 Years 80 49 .620 57 0 8 97.9 15.8 8.7 - - -

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Johnny Ray Miscellaneous Items of Interest

1981 Pittsburgh Pirates 3 $32,500.00 - -
1982 Pittsburgh Pirates 3 $33,500.00 - -
1983 Pittsburgh Pirates 3 $165,000.00 - -
1984 Pittsburgh Pirates 3 $165,000.00 - -
1985 Pittsburgh Pirates 3 $632,000.00 - -
1986 Pittsburgh Pirates 3 $757,000.00 - -
1987 Pittsburgh Pirates 3 $807,000.00 - -
1987 California Angels 3 "     " - -
1988 California Angels 3 $732,000.00 Stats -
1989 California Angels 3 $850,000.00 - -
1990 California Angels 3 $1,125,000.00 - -
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Besides being former Pittsburgh Pirates , what do Johnny Ray, Paul Waner , and Honus Wagner have in common? They are the only three Bucs to hit more doubles than any other National League (NL) player more than once in Pittsburgh . The Flying Dutchman was tops in the NL in 1900 , 1902 , 1904 , 1906 , 1907 , 1908 , and 1909 , Big Poison was tops in the NL in 1928 and 1932 , and Johnny Ray was tops in the NL in 1983 and 1984 . No Pirate has led twice since.

Did you know that Dick Allen ( 1964 ), Johnny Ray ( 1982 ), and Jeff Conine ( 1993 ) are the only three National League players to appear in 162 games during one of their rookie seasons? Their American League counterparts are Jake Wood ( 1961 ), Bobby Knoop ( 1964 ), George Scott (1966), Hideki Matsui ( 2003 / 163 games) and Delmon Young ( 2007 ).

Johnny Ray was not selected by the Baseball Writers' Association of America as the 1982 Rookie of the Year , losing the race 57 to 63, to Steve Sax , the closest margin in award history until 2006, when Ryan Zimmerman lost the race 101 to 105, to Hanley Ramirez .

In 1983 , Los Angeles Dodgers second baseman Steve Sax had 175 hits in 623 at bats, finishing the year with a .281 batting average. That same year, Johnny Ray had 163 hits in 576 at bats, finishing the year with a .283 average, the highest by a second baseman in the senior circuit, earning Ray a Silver Slugger Award - the first ever won by a Pittsburgh Pirate at second base.

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