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Full Name: Charles Herbert Ruffing Primary Position: P
Height/Weight: 6' 1.5"/205 First Game: May 31, 1924
Birthdate: May 3, 1905 Final Game: September 15, 1947
Birthplace: Granville, Illinois MLB Experience: 22 years
Died: February 17, 1986
Deathplace: Mayfield Heights, Ohio
Bat/Throw: Right/Right
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Inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1967


Biography

Born on May 3, 1905 in Granville, Illinois, Red Ruffing (Charles Herbert Ruffing) played for the Boston Red Sox, New York Yankees and Chicago White Sox over the course of his 22 year career. Ruffing broke into the bigs on May 31, 1924 with the Boston Red Sox, and put up a 5.01 ERA in 217.1 innings pitched in 1925, his rookie year.

Most people believe that Red Ruffing's best season was 1932, when he posted a 3.09 ERA, won 18 games and struck out 190 batters.

Statistics

Pitching Stats

Year Team G GS W L ERA K R ER CG SHO SV IP H HR BB IB WP HBP
1924 BOS A 8 2 0 0 6.65 10 17 17 0 0 0 23 29 0 9 0 1 3
1925 BOS A 37 27 9 18 5.01 64 135 121 13 3 1 217.1 253 10 75 0 1 2
1926 BOS A 37 22 6 15 4.39 58 98 81 6 0 2 166 169 4 68 0 0 5
1927 BOS A 26 18 5 13 4.66 77 94 82 10 0 2 158.1 160 7 87 0 5 4
1928 BOS A 42 34 10 25 3.89 118 147 125 25 1 2 289.1 303 8 96 0 4 10
1929 BOS A 35 32 9 22 4.86 109 162 132 18 1 1 244.1 280 17 118 0 6 2
1930 NY A 34 25 15 5 4.14 117 106 91 12 2 1 197.2 200 10 62 0 4 2
1930 BOS A 4 3 0 3 6.38 14 19 17 1 0 0 24 32 1 6 0 0 1
1930 TOT A 38 28 15 8 4.38 131 125 108 13 2 1 221.2 232 11 68 0 4 3
1931 NY A 37 30 16 14 4.41 132 130 116 19 1 2 237 240 11 87 0 1 6
1932 NY A 35 29 18 7 3.09 190 102 89 22 3 2 259 219 16 115 0 5 3
1933 NY A 35 28 9 14 3.91 122 118 102 18 0 3 235 230 7 93 0 0 4
1934 NY A 36 31 19 11 3.93 149 134 112 19 5 0 256.1 232 18 104 0 1 1
1935 NY A 30 29 16 11 3.12 81 88 77 19 2 0 222 201 17 76 0 1 1
1936 NY A 33 33 20 12 3.85 102 133 116 25 3 0 271 274 22 90 0 7 3
1937 NY A 31 31 20 7 2.98 131 101 85 22 4 0 256.1 242 17 68 0 1 1
1938 NY A 31 31 21 7 3.31 127 104 91 22 3 0 247.1 246 16 82 0 1 0
1939 NY A 28 28 21 7 2.93 95 88 76 22 5 0 233.1 211 15 75 0 3 2
1940 NY A 30 30 15 12 3.38 97 98 85 20 3 0 226 218 24 76 0 1 3
1941 NY A 23 23 15 6 3.54 60 87 73 13 2 0 185.2 177 13 54 0 1 1
1942 NY A 24 24 14 7 3.21 80 72 69 16 4 0 193.2 183 10 41 0 0 3
1945 NY A 11 11 7 3 2.89 24 32 28 8 1 0 87.1 85 2 20 0 0 1
1946 NY A 8 8 5 1 1.77 19 13 12 4 2 0 61 37 2 23 0 0 0
1947 CHI A 9 9 3 5 6.11 11 39 36 1 0 0 53 63 7 16 0 3 0
Total 624 538 273 225 3.80 1987 2117 1833 335 45 16 4344 4284 254 1541 0 46 58

Fielding Stats

Year Team POS G GS INN PO A ERR DP TP PB SB CS PkO AVG
1924 BOS A P 8 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.000
1925 BOS A P 37 0 0 7 50 1 3 0 0 0 0 0 .983
1926 BOS A P 37 0 0 10 34 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 .978
1927 BOS A P 26 0 0 8 36 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .978
1928 BOS A P 42 0 0 7 51 3 4 0 0 0 0 0 .951
1929 BOS A OF 2 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.000
1929 BOS A P 35 0 0 7 46 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 .946
1930 NY A P 34 0 0 3 27 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 .938
1930 BOS A P 4 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .667
1930 TOT A P 38 0 0 3 29 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 .914
1931 NY A P 37 0 0 4 32 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1.000
1931 NY A OF 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.000
1932 NY A P 35 0 0 4 38 2 4 0 0 0 0 0 .955
1933 NY A P 35 0 0 8 45 2 5 0 0 0 0 0 .964
1934 NY A P 36 0 0 10 32 3 2 0 0 0 0 0 .933
1935 NY A P 30 0 0 17 26 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 1.000
1936 NY A P 33 0 0 13 56 1 6 0 0 0 0 0 .986
1937 NY A P 31 0 0 9 28 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 .974
1938 NY A P 31 0 0 11 34 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 1.000
1939 NY A P 28 0 0 8 32 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 .952
1940 NY A P 30 0 0 6 30 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 .947
1941 NY A P 23 0 0 7 21 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 1.000
1942 NY A P 24 0 0 8 30 1 5 0 0 0 0 0 .974
1945 NY A P 11 0 0 2 11 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .929
1946 NY A P 8 0 0 2 6 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1.000
1947 CHI A P 9 0 0 2 7 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1.000
Total OF 3 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.000
Total P 624 0 0 153 677 27 51 0 0 0 0 0 .968

Batting Stats

Year Team G AB R H HR RBI AVG OBP SLG 2B 3B BB SO HBP SH SB IBB GDP
1924 BOS A 8 7 0 1 0 0 .143 .143 .429 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
1925 BOS A 37 79 6 17 0 11 .215 .235 .316 4 2 1 22 1 2 0 0 0
1926 BOS A 37 51 8 10 1 5 .196 .226 .275 1 0 2 12 0 2 0 0 0
1927 BOS A 29 55 5 14 0 4 .255 .268 .345 3 1 0 6 1 6 0 0 0
1928 BOS A 60 121 12 38 2 19 .314 .331 .488 13 1 3 12 0 7 0 0 0
1929 BOS A 60 114 9 35 2 17 .307 .325 .439 9 0 2 13 1 3 0 0 0
1930 NY A 52 99 15 37 4 21 .374 .415 .596 6 2 7 7 0 0 0 0 0
1930 BOS A 6 11 2 3 0 1 .273 .273 .455 2 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
1930 TOT A 58 110 17 40 4 22 .364 .402 .582 8 2 7 8 0 0 0 0 0
1931 NY A 48 109 14 36 3 12 .330 .336 .505 8 1 1 13 0 6 0 0 0
1932 NY A 55 124 20 38 3 19 .306 .338 .444 6 1 6 10 0 2 0 0 0
1933 NY A 55 115 10 29 2 13 .252 .295 .348 3 1 7 15 0 2 0 0 0
1934 NY A 45 113 11 28 2 13 .248 .274 .327 3 0 3 17 1 0 0 0 0
1935 NY A 50 109 13 37 2 18 .339 .363 .486 10 0 3 9 1 1 0 0 0
1936 NY A 53 127 14 37 5 22 .291 .348 .449 5 0 11 12 0 2 0 0 0
1937 NY A 54 129 11 26 1 10 .202 .275 .248 3 0 13 24 0 2 0 0 0
1938 NY A 45 107 12 24 3 17 .224 .331 .364 4 1 17 21 0 1 0 0 0
1939 NY A 44 114 12 35 1 20 .307 .347 .342 1 0 7 18 0 3 1 0 1
1940 NY A 33 89 8 11 1 7 .124 .152 .202 4 0 3 9 0 1 0 0 6
1941 NY A 38 89 10 27 2 22 .303 .333 .483 8 1 4 12 0 1 0 0 2
1942 NY A 30 80 8 20 1 13 .250 .302 .338 4 0 5 13 1 2 0 0 2
1945 NY A 21 46 4 10 1 5 .217 .217 .326 0 1 0 8 0 0 0 0 0
1946 NY A 8 25 1 3 0 1 .120 .154 .160 1 0 1 8 0 0 0 0 1
1947 CHI A 14 24 2 5 0 3 .208 .240 .208 0 0 1 3 0 0 0 0 1
Total 882 1937 207 521 36 273 .269 .306 .389 98 13 97 266 6 43 1 0 13

Transactions

  • Traded by Danville (Three-I) to Boston Red Sox in exchange for $4000 and 2 players to be named (August 8, 1923).
  • Traded by Boston Red Sox to New York Yankees in exchange for Cedric Durst and $50000 (May 6, 1930).
  • Released by New York Yankees (September 20, 1946).
  • Signed by Chicago White Sox (December 5, 1946).
  • Released by Chicago White Sox (September 30, 1947).

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