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 History Players Teams Obituaries Site search Contact UsSponsor a page on Historic Baseball! Click here for detailsRay YochimRaymondAustin Aloysius YochimBorn: July 19, 1922in New Orleans, La.Died: January 26,2002 in New Orleans, La.Debut: 1948 | Pos: PH: 6’1″ | W: 170 | B: L | T: RYrWLGSVIPSOERA200403.1410.80>> Visit theRay Yochim biography on Baseball Almanac for complete statistics.Raymond Yochim had a briefmajor league career, pitching in 3.1 innings in 4 games for the St. LouisCardinals in 1948-1949. Yochim allowed 4 earned runs total in his appearancesand was not credited with any decisions. He died on Jan. 26, 2002 in New Orleans, La.Yochim’s professional careercovered 13 years beginning in the early 1940s. Most of that time was spentpitching in the minor leagues.  In 1947, he compiled a 14-15 recordwith a 3.57 for AAA Rochester. In 1950, he pitched to a 15-10 record witha 3.78 ERA for the Birmingham Barons.  He was a also a member ofthe Class AA New Orleans Pelicans in 1942, 1951 and 1958. He was acoach for the Pelicans in 1956 and replaced the team’s manager inthe 1958 season. Prior to his professional career, Yochim established himselfas a top high school pitcher. In 1941, Branch Rickey invited Yochim, alongwith Mel Parnell (who later pitched for the Red Sox), to pitch battingpractice for the Pelicans. At that time, New Orleans was part of the Cardinals’farm system. The sessions led to a chance to pitch professionally. Yochim’s career was put onhold from 1943-1945 when he served in the U.S. Marines. His brother Lennywas a pitcher for the Pittsburgh Pirates. Updated on 12/28/2006 with place of death.