Sunday, October 22, 2006

About Ray Schalk

Ray Schalk (National Baseball Hall of Fame web site)

Ray "Cracker" Schalk
, was a member of the Chicago White Sox 17 of his 18 seasons in the major leagues, 1912-29. (He appeared in only 21 games in those last three seasons, including five games for the New York Giants in his final year.)

A gritty competitive and defensive standout, Schalk was inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame in 1955.

Here is a link to Schalk's major league playing statistics.

He managed the White Sox in 1927 and part of 1928.

Schalk was born Aug. 12, 1892, in Harvel, in downstate Illinois, and died May 19, 1970, in Chicago.