Ray Mueller
Ray Coleman Mueller
(Iron Man)
 
Born: March 8, 1912 in Pittsburg, KS
Died: June 29, 1994 - 82 years old
Bats: R Throws: R Ht: 5'9" Wt: 175
(legend)
Fielding Ratings(?)
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Notes:
- Signed by the Boston Braves as an Amateur Free Agent in 1932
- Served in the Army during World War II

Comparison

Comparison
Catchers
 
All Positions
 
#
Player
 
1 Bill Dickey
1928 - 1946
C
55.9
Pl
WW2
 
53.9
7.6
0.0
5.6
2 Gabby Hartnett
1922 - 1941
C
53.3
Pl
 
52.5
6.6
0.0
5.8
3 Ernie Lombardi
1931 - 1947
C
45.9
Pl
 
48.4
2.9
0.0
5.3
4 Rick Ferrell
1929 - 1947
C
29.7
Pl
 
30.1
5.5
0.0
5.9
5 Walker Cooper
1940 - 1957
C
29.3
WW2
 
31.5
2.4
0.0
4.6
6 Spud Davis
1928 - 1945
C
27.2
 
26.4
4.8
0.0
3.9
7 Andy Seminick
1943 - 1957
C
22.4
 
23.9
3.1
0.0
4.6
8 Frankie Hayes
1933 - 1947
C
19.5
 
20.7
3.2
0.0
4.4
9 Al Lopez
1928 - 1947
C
16.6
Ma
 
14.7
7.6
0.0
5.7
10 Babe Phelps
1931 - 1942
C
16.0
 
16.8
1.1
0.0
1.9
11 Phil Masi
1939 - 1952
C
15.9
 
15.3
3.9
0.0
3.4
12 Harry Danning
1933 - 1942
C
15.5
WW2
 
14.8
3.3
0.0
2.6
13 Aaron Robinson
1943 - 1951
C
12.2
WW2
 
12.2
1.8
0.0
1.8
14 Gus Mancuso
1928 - 1945
C
11.6
 
12.2
3.7
0.0
4.2
15 Ray Mueller
1935 - 1951
C
11.6
WW2
 
10.1
4.4
0.0
2.9
16 Buddy Rosar
1939 - 1951
C
10.1
 
7.4
5.8
0.0
3.1
17 Clyde McCullough
1940 - 1956
C
9.1
WW2
 
8.8
3.6
0.0
3.3
18 Ken O'Dea
1935 - 1946
C
8.9
 
9.1
1.9
0.0
2.1
19 Bill Salkeld
1945 - 1950
C
8.8
 
8.9
1.0
0.0
1.0
20 Frankie Pytlak
1932 - 1946
C
8.3
WW2
 
7.1
3.4
0.0
2.3
21 Billy Sullivan
1931 - 1947
C
8.0
WW2
 
8.3
0.6
0.0
0.9
22 Don Padgett
1937 - 1948
C
6.5
WW2
 
7.7
-1.7
0.0
-0.5
23 Jake Early
1939 - 1949
C
5.9
WW2
 
6.7
1.5
0.0
2.3
24 Hal Wagner
1937 - 1949
C
5.6
WW2
 
6.0
1.6
0.0
2.0
25 Del Rice
1945 - 1961
C
5.3
 
5.9
4.2
0.0
4.7
26 Clyde Kluttz
1942 - 1952
C
5.3
 
5.0
2.2
0.0
1.9
27 Mickey Owen
1937 - 1954
C
5.2
WW2
 
5.5
3.4
0.0
3.7
28 Al Todd
1932 - 1943
C
5.1
 
4.9
2.5
0.0
2.3
29 Cliff Bolton
1931 - 1941
C
4.5
WW2
 
4.7
0.7
0.0
0.9
30 Birdie Tebbetts
1936 - 1952
C
4.5
WW2
 
4.9
3.0
0.0
3.5
31 Earle Brucker
1937 - 1943
C
4.5
 
4.2
1.0
0.0
0.7
32 Ray Lamanno
1941 - 1948
C
4.0
WW2
 
4.0
1.5
0.0
1.5
33 Bennie Warren
1939 - 1947
C
4.0
WW2
 
4.2
0.8
0.0
1.0
34 Bob Scheffing
1941 - 1951
C
3.9
WW2
 
3.9
1.3
0.0
1.4
35 Luke Sewell
1921 - 1942
C
3.8
 
4.0
4.7
0.0
4.9
36 Mickey Livingston
1938 - 1951
C
3.8
WW2
 
3.9
1.4
0.0
1.5
37 Al Evans
1939 - 1951
C
3.8
WW2
 
4.4
1.3
0.0
2.0
38 Rollie Hemsley
1928 - 1947
C
3.6
WW2
 
3.3
5.0
0.0
4.6
39 Jim Hegan
1941 - 1960
C
3.5
WW2
 
2.2
6.6
0.0
5.3
40 Mike Tresh
1938 - 1949
C
3.1
 
3.2
3.1
0.0
3.2
41 Johnny Peacock
1937 - 1945
C
3.0
 
2.7
2.1
0.0
1.8
42 Tom Padden
1932 - 1943
C
2.4
 
2.5
1.0
0.0
1.1
43 Ray Hayworth
1926 - 1945
C
1.8
 
1.9
1.8
0.0
1.9
44 Joe Astroth
1945 - 1956
C
1.8
WW2
 
1.5
2.1
0.0
1.8
45 Roy Partee
1943 - 1948
C
1.7
WW2
 
1.5
1.2
0.0
1.1
46 Bill Baker
1940 - 1949
C
1.4
WW2
 
1.5
0.5
0.0
0.6
47 Paul Gillespie
1942 - 1945
C
1.3
WW2
 
1.4
0.1
0.0
0.2
48 Paul Richards
1932 - 1946
C
1.1
 
0.4
2.1
0.0
1.4
49 Mike Garbark
1944 - 1945
C
1.0
 
0.6
0.8
0.0
0.5
50 Al Unser
1942 - 1945
C
0.9
WW2
 
1.0
0.3
0.0
0.4
 
  Ray Mueller
1935 - 1951
C
11.6
WW2
 
10.1
4.4
0.0
2.9
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