Red Ruffing

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Birthdate5/3/1905
Death Date2/17/1986
Debut Year1924
Year of Induction1967
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
Only Lefty Grove won more games than Red Ruffing from 1928-1947

Only Lefty Grove won more games than Red Ruffing from 1928-1947

Red Ruffing won 253 games from 1928-1947. The total was surpassed by only fellow Hall of Fame hurler Lefty Grove. In the collection is this 3×5 card written by Cleveland Indians great Mel Harder. The Tribe hurler lists the top four pitchers of the era as ranked by victories. Number one on the list was Grove with 257 victories. Tied at second with 253 wins each

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