I learned recently that Ray Kolp, Reds pitcher from 1927 thru 1934, lived near Vine Street in the Carthage section of Cincinnati in the 1960s. He died in 1967, and his services were at the Hodapp Funeral Home at 7401 Vine Street. He was a guard at Ridgewood Ordnance in the 60s.
I am interested in learning more about him. Any oldtimers out there that remember him? Where did he live? Who were his friends.
I've added new pictures of him in his Reds uniform to his dedicated website:
Who is the other Reds player pictured with Ray Kolp in the latest snapshot? Anyone know?
I've also added a photo to the website of his silver LIFETIME PASS. I understand that major league baseball began giving them out in the mid-1930s to players who retired with ten years in the majors. Do they still give them out?
Any and all information about Ray Kolp or his son Dick would be appreciated. Thank you.