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 Charles “Red” Ruffing

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Charles “Red” Ruffing

  • Birth 3 May 1905 Granville, Putnam County, Illinois, USA
  • Death 17 Feb 1986 Mayfield Heights, Cuyahoga County, Ohio, USA
  • Burial Bedford Heights, Cuyahoga County, Ohio, USA
  • Plot Mausoleum, crypt 1, Corridor of Devotion, tier D
  • Memorial ID 6962

Hall of Fame Major League Baseball Player. Born in Granville, Illinois, he was a right handed pitcher making his debut with the Boston Red Sox on May 31, 1924. For twenty-two seasons, he played with the Boston Red Sox (1924-29), New York Yankees (1930-42, 1945-47) and the Chicago White Sox in 1947. He was most remembered for his time with New York Yankees, being selected to six All-Star teams (1934, 1938-42) and six World Series Championships (1932, 1936-39, 1941). He could also handle the bat fairly well compared to other pitchers, hitting 36 homeruns, with a .269 batting average in 1937 career at-bats. He finished his career with a record of 273 wins, 225 loss, 335 complete games, 45 shutouts, 16 saves, 1987 strikeouts and a 3.80 earned run average. In 1967, he was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame and the Yankees dedicated a plaque in his memory in Monument Park at Yankee Stadium in 2004. He died at the age of 80 in Mayfield Heights, Ohio.

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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Added: 14 Nov 1999
  • Find A Grave Memorial 6962
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Charles “Red” Ruffing (3 May 1905–17 Feb 1986), Find A Grave Memorial no. 6962, citing Hillcrest Memorial Park, Bedford Heights, Cuyahoga County, Ohio, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .