Ray Demmitt, St Louis Browns Outfielder, rounding third base, coach in foreground, 1910 photo Chicago Daily News in game against White Sox in old South Side Park, West 37th Street & South Princeton Avenue, courtesy Chicago Historical Society
A fast running outfielder Ray Demmitt played in 123 games as a rookie in 1909 with the New York Highlanders, who later changed their nickname to the Yankees. A left-hander batter, he threw right-handed. Ray Demmitt played during baseball’s Dead Ball Era when the action was focus on the base paths. He was traded to the St. Louis Browns in 1910. Also played with the Detroit Tigers and the Chicago White Sox. He stole 42 career bases and batted a solid .257 in 1,631 at bats. Born in Illiopolis, Illinois.