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 Charles “Red” Ruffing

Charles “Red” Ruffing

Birth
Granville, Putnam County, Illinois, USA
Death 17 Feb 1986 (aged 80)
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 · View Source
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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 to 1942, 1945 to 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 to 1942) and six World Series Championships (1932, 1936 to 1939, 1941). He could also handle the bat fairly well compared to other pitchers, hitting 36 home runs, 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.

Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith


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  • Added: 15 Nov 1999
  • Find A Grave Memorial 6962
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : 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 .