Red Ruffing

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Birthdate 5/3/1905
Death Date 2/17/1986
Debut Year 1924
Year of Induction 1967
Teams Red Sox, White Sox, Yankees
Position Pitcher

A veteran of 22 big league seasons, Red Ruffing has 273 career wins, six World Series rings, six All Star appearances, & a plaque in Monument Park.

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Red Ruffing agrees to lend his name to the Babe Ruth Foundation Advisory Board in 1977

Red Ruffing agrees to lend his name to the Babe Ruth Foundation Advisory Board in 1977

Red Ruffing was so highly regarded that his manager Joe McCarthy tabbed him as the Game One starter in six World Series. The record stood until fellow Yankee Whitey Ford started his seventh Game One in 1963. Ruffing posted four straight 20-wins seasons for the Yankees from 1936-1939 as New York was

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