Ray Lamanno

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). The native of Oakland, California, stood 6 feet (1.8 m) tall and weighed 185 pounds (84 kg). He threw and batted right-handed.

Lamanno'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, Lamanno caught Ewell Blackwell's no-hitter on June 18, 1947.

  1. ^ Baseball in Wartime.com
  2. ^ Cincinnati Reds.com
  3. ^ Retrosheet
  4. ^ Baseball Reference

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