After graduating from the University of Illinois, Demmitt broke in with Ottawa in
1906 under the name of Ray. He was a regular in only three ML seasons; his best effort
came in 1918, when he hit .281 with 61 RBI in 405 at-bats for the Browns.
FROM THE BASEBALL CHRONOLOGY
»June 29, 1909: Pitching against the Highlanders, Walter Johnson gives up a solo homer to Ray Demmitt in the 7th, the first home run he's allowed since his debut in 1907. Demmitt's shot is the only score for New York, as Johnson beats them for the 2nd time in 10 days.
»April 14, 1910:
The White Sox's Frank Smith also throws a one-hit opener, winning 3–0 against the Browns. Ray Demmitt's single is the only hit for St. Louis. By season's end the AL will see 13 one-hitters—a league record.
»May 31, 1914: Joe Benz, who will be the AL's leading loser with 19, no-hits Cleveland 6–1 at Comiskey Park. Three straight errors in the 4th inning give the Naps their only run. The loser is Abe Bowman, who "is withdrawn in favor of [Fred] Blanding after three spasms (Chicago Tribune)." Buck Weaver and Ray Demmitt each have three hits to pace the 7th place White Sox.