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Ray Boone
Ray Boone
Batted: Right Threw: Right
Born: June 27, 1923
MLB Debut
September 3, 1948 for the Cleveland Indians
Final game
August 11, 1960 for the Boston Red Sox
Career Statistics
Batting average     .275
Home runs     151
Runs batted in     737
Career Highlights and Awards
  • World Series champion: 1948
  • 2-time American League All-Star
  • American League RBI champion: 1955
  • 2 seasons with .300+ batting average
  • 2 seasons with 100+ RBI
  • 4 seasons with 20+ home runs

Raymond Otis Boone (July 27, 1923 - October 17, 2004) was an American Major League Baseball player.

Boone was born in San Diego, California. An infielder, he broke into the major leagues on September 3, 1948 with the Cleveland Indians. Over the next 13 years, he hit .275 with 151 home runs in 1373 games for Cleveland, the Detroit Tigers, the Chicago White Sox, the Kansas City Athletics, the Milwaukee Braves and the Boston Red Sox. In 1955, Boone (while with Detroit) tied Jackie Jensen of the Boston Red Sox for the league lead in runs-batted,=-in with 116. In 1956, Boone was one of 4 .300 hitters on the Tigers, along with Al Kaline, Harvey Kuenn, and Charlie Maxwell.

Boone was followed into the big leagues by son, Bob Boone, who played from 1972 to 1990 and grandsons Bret Boone, who played from 1992 to 2005, and Aaron Boone, who has played since 1997. The Boone family was the first to send three generations of players to the All-Star Game.


  • Boone's death at age 81 in San Diego was announced at Fenway Park before Game Four of the 2004 ALCS between the Boston Red Sox and the New York Yankees, followed by a moment of silence – one year to the day after Aaron hit his homer.[citation needed]
  • Boone is a direct descendant of pioneer Daniel Boone.[citation needed]

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Preceded by:
Larry Doby
American League RBI Champion
(with Jackie Jensen)
Succeeded by:
Mickey Mantle