Ray Fosse (born April 4, 1947 in Marion, Illinois) is a former Major League Baseball catcher. He was drafted in the first round of the 1965 amateur draft by the Cleveland Indians and debuted on September 8, 1967. He batted and threw right-handed.
Arguably, Ray Fosse is most famous for being bowled over by the Cincinnati Reds' Pete Rose at home plate in the 1970 All-Star Game. The collision caused a separation of Fosse's right shoulder. While Fosse played nine more years, the injury limited his effectiveness. Rose asserts he was simply trying to win the game. However, he was widely criticized by some for over-aggressiveness in what essentially was an exhibition game and his perceived ignoring of an obviously injured Fosse.
He played twelve Major League seasons with the Cleveland Indians (1967-1972, the Oakland Athletics (1973-1975,) Cleveland again in 1976 and part of 1977 due to being traded to the Seattle Mariners. He played his final season with the Milwaukee Brewers in 1979.
Fosse was a member of the inaugural Seattle Mariners team that began playing in 1977.
Ray Fosse won Gold Glove Awards in 1970 and 1971. He is currently a color analyst for the Oakland Athletics' radio and television broadcasts.