Mike Ryan Funeral, Service, Notices, Coffin, Obituary: Mike Ryan was a former MLB catcher, who leaved from (1941–2020) and played with the Red Sox, Phillies, and Pirates. The catcher on the 1967 Red Sox “Impossible Dream” team.
- Died: Tuesday, July 7, 2020.
- Details of Death: Died at the age of 78.
A strong defensive catcher, Mike Ryan played for the Red Sox during “Impossible Dream” season in 1967. He was traded to the Phillies after that season, played for six seasons and finished his career playing for the Pirates one season.
Ryan was signed free agent as an amateur by the Boston Red Sox in 1960 and played for four of minor league affiliates until 1964, when the Red Sox promoted him to the major leagues.
RIP “Irish” Mike Ryan: Played in the 1967 World Series for the “Impossible Dream” Red Sox, coached in three World Series for the Phillies — and had a special talent for catching baseballs dropped from helicopters. https://t.co/HD2OscE6E2
— Tyler Kepner (@TylerKepner) July 11, 2020
Haverhill's Mike Ryan, a catcher who played 79 games for the 1967 Impossible Dream Red Sox, died at the age of 78. Mike passed in his sleep in Wolfeboro, N.H. He was a coach for Phillies World Series teams in 1980, '83 and '93. RIP.
— Ian Browne (@IanMBrowne) July 10, 2020
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