Ray Knode
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First baseman
Born: (1901-01-28)January 28, 1901
Westminster, Maryland
Died: April 13, 1982(1982-04-13) (aged 81)
Battle Creek, Michigan
Batted: Left
Threw: Left
MLB debut
June 30, 1923, for the Cleveland Indians
Last MLB appearance
September 26, 1926, for the Cleveland Indians
MLB statistics
Batting average.266
Home runs2
Runs batted in32

Robert Troxell "Ray" Knode (January 28, 1901 – April 13, 1982) was an American Major League Baseball baseball and college football player. He played for four seasons as a first baseman with the Cleveland Indians from 1923 to 1926.

Knode attended the University of Maryland, where he played on the football team as a quarterback from 1916 to 1919.[1] He later attended the University of Michigan, where he also played quarterback from 1921 to 1922.

His older brother, Kenneth T. Knode followed a similar career path. He played professional baseball with the St. Louis Cardinals and as a quarterback at both Maryland and Michigan.[2]


  1. ^ Morris Allison Bealle, Kings of American Football: The University of Maryland, 1890–1952, pp. 84–92, Columbia Publishing Co., 1952.
  2. ^ STATE LOSES STAR MAN; Curley Byrd's Football Team Hit Hard When Kishpaugh Decides To Leave College HOPKINS TAKES THINGS EASY Big Hospital List Prevents Practice--Bowers Probably Will Get In Saturday's Game, The Baltimore Sun, October 19, 1916.