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24 Facts About Ray Knight
Ray Knight was most recently a studio analyst and occasional game analyst for the Mid-Atlantic Sports Network's coverage of the Washington Nationals from 2007 to 2018.
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Ray Knight grew up in Albany, Georgia, and attended Dougherty High School and Albany Junior College.
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Ray Knight made his major league debut with Cincinnati as a September call-up in 1974.
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Ray Knight spent all of 1975 and 1976 with the triple A Indianapolis Indians.
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In 1976, with only one home run coming into the final month of the season, Ray Knight borrowed a bat from Reds star George Foster and hit nine in the remaining games of the year.
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Ray Knight was the first Red to hit two home runs in one inning.
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Ray Knight made his first All-star appearance in 1980, hitting a single off Tommy John in his first at-bat.
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Ray Knight made the All Star team in 1982, and played third base in the game.
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Ray Knight adopted a new batting stance in 1986 and saw immediate results, crushing six home runs and batting.
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Ray Knight then scored the winning run from second after Mookie Wilson's ground ball went through the legs of Bill Buckner, and Ray Knight's celebration as he rounded third to score was one of the indelible images of the series.
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Ray Knight served primarily as the Tigers' first baseman or designated hitter, though he did see some playing time at third and in the outfield.
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Ray Knight accepted his first coaching job with the Reds in 1993.
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Early in the 1995 season, Reds owner Marge Schott announced that Ray Knight would replace Davey Johnson as manager of the Reds in 1996 regardless of how the Reds did.
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Ray Knight managed the Reds from 1996 to 1997, and served as acting manager for a single game in 2003.
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From 2007 to 2018, Ray Knight was a broadcaster with the Mid-Atlantic Sports Network and co-hosted Nats Xtra, MASN's pregame and postgame show for its Washington Nationals broadcasts.
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Ray Knight married LPGA golfer Nancy Lopez on October 25,1982, in Pelham, Georgia.
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Ray Knight is good friends with former Reds' teammate Harry Spilman, who grew up twenty minutes away from Ray Knight in Georgia.
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Ray Knight is a member of the Golden Gloves boxing association.
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