Ray Berres

Raymond Frederick Berres ( born August 31, 1907 in Kenosha, Wisconsin, † February 1, 2007 ) was an American baseball player and coach of Major League Baseball.


Ray Berres played in eleven seasons for four different National League teams. His unerring endeavor and a remarkable throwing hand, he was right-handed, distinguished him. For the professional league, he was obliged by the Brooklyn Dodgers, today's Los Angeles Dodgers, who brought him in 1933 by the Birmingham Barons. His first game in the league, he made until 1934, when he defended the former Star Al Lopez. A year later, he had returned to the Minor League return, but could 1936, after the departure of Lopez to Boston in December 1935 come back as during takeoff launcher. This was also his most successful season of his career when he put up with a batting average of .240, 64 hits and 10 doubles personal records. A year later he went to the Pittsburgh Pirates, from where in 1940 he went to the Boston Bees in exchange for Lopez, who were the predecessors team of the Atlanta Braves. Before the 1942 season, he then went to the San Francisco Giants, where he played again for four years, before he then after the season in 1945 ended his career. In his eleven-year career Berres suggested as a hitter in 561 games three home runs and 78 runs batted in. Besides, he was almost two decades coach of the Chicago White Sox, which he coached from 1949 to 1968. In this time the American League Champions title was in 1959, manager of the team was Al Lopez then.


Berres died on 1 February 2007 in his native Kenosha, Wisconsin from pneumonia, a few months before his hundredth birthday.