Raymond Earl Fosse (born March 4, 1947 in Marion, Illinois, United States and died October 13, 2021) is a Major League baseball catcher from 1967 to 1979, and a commentator on Oakland Athletics games in from 1986.
Drafted in 1965 in the first round by the Cleveland Indians, Ray Fosse made his Major League debut on September 8, 1967.
He won two golden gloves in 1970 and 1971, when he was selected for the All-Star game. During the 1970 edition of the All-Star Game, Ray Fosse seriously injured his left shoulder during a violent strike at home plate against Pete Rose, which marked the victorious point on this occasion. Fosse will never really regain his means after this incident, admitting that he could no longer hit the ball as he did: “I was never able to swing the bat again properly. However, he continued his career nine years after this incident, passing notably through Oakland where he was also seriously injured (1974) without preventing him from winning the World Series with the A's in 1973 and 1974.
After his playing career, he became a television commentator for the Oakland Athletics. He was a 2002 Ford C. Frick finalist.
Notes and references
Ray Fosse's statistics on baseball-reference.com
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