Posted 10/14/2021 3:28 AM (GMT -6)
Growing up in the Cleveland area, he was one of the very few bright spots on the Indians during the 70's. The incident with Pete Rose ended his career. Gaylord Perry, in his book "Me and the Spitter" relates that when he told his brother (Jim Perry, a pretty good pitcher himself) that he had been traded to Cleveland, Jim told him that Ray was the best catcher in the AL, and maybe the second best catcher in baseball. Johnny Bench would have been #1.