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Muddy Ruel

Herold Dominic Ruel

Position: Catcher
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 5' 9", Weight: 150 lb.

Born: February 20, 1896 in St. Louis, MO
High School: Soldan HS (St. Louis, MO)
School: Washington University in St. Louis (St. Louis, MO) (All Transactions)
Debut: May 29, 1915 (Age 19.098)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1919 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Senators/RedSox/Yankees/Tigers/Browns/... 1915-1934

Final Game: August 25, 1934 (Age 38.186)
Died: November 13, 1963 in Palo Alto, CA
Buried: Alta Mesa Memorial Park, Palo Alto, CA
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Fine Details  · Last updated Oct 30, 2014 8:17AM
All-Time Rank (among batters): #908. Joe Ferguson… #909. Denard Span… #910. Fred Schulte… #911. MUDDY RUEL… #912. John Romano… #913. Abner Dalrymple… #914. Tommy Corcoran… 

Standard Batting

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Year Age Tm Lg G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS OPS+ TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB Pos Awards
1915 19 SLB AL 10 19 14 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 5 5 .000 .263 .000 .263 -20 0 0 0 /2
1917 21 NYY AL 6 20 17 1 2 0 0 0 1 1 2 2 .118 .211 .118 .328 -0 2 0 1 /2
1918 22 NYY AL 3 8 6 0 2 0 0 0 0 1 2 1 .333 .500 .333 .833 149 2 0 0 /2
1919 23 NYY AL 79 275 233 18 56 6 0 0 31 4 34 26 .240 .340 .266 .606 71 62 1 5 2
1920 24 NYY AL 82 285 261 30 70 14 1 1 15 4 2 15 18 .268 .310 .341 .651 70 89 1 7 2
1921 25 BOS AL 113 409 358 41 99 21 1 1 45 2 7 41 15 .277 .353 .349 .702 82 125 1 12 *2
1922 26 BOS AL 116 414 361 34 92 15 1 0 28 4 2 41 26 .255 .333 .302 .634 67 109 1 11 *2
1923 27 WSH AL 136 528 449 63 142 24 3 0 54 4 6 55 21 .316 .394 .383 .778 109 172 3 21 *2 MVP-11
1924 28 WSH AL 149 599 501 50 142 20 2 0 57 7 11 62 20 .283 .370 .331 .702 83 166 7 29 *2 MVP-11
1925 29 WSH AL 127 473 393 55 122 9 2 0 54 4 5 63 16 .310 .411 .344 .754 94 135 4 13 *2/3
1926 30 WSH AL 117 444 368 42 110 22 4 1 55 7 6 61 14 .299 .401 .389 .790 108 143 2 13 *2
1927 31 WSH AL 131 504 428 61 132 16 5 1 52 9 6 63 18 .308 .403 .376 .779 105 161 5 8 *2 MVP-6
1928 32 WSH AL 108 404 350 31 90 18 2 0 55 12 10 44 14 .257 .342 .320 .662 75 112 1 9 2/3
1929 33 WSH AL 69 225 188 16 46 4 2 0 20 0 5 31 7 .245 .352 .287 .639 65 54 0 5 2
1930 34 WSH AL 66 229 198 18 50 3 4 0 26 1 0 24 13 .253 .342 .308 .650 66 61 3 4 2
1931 35 TOT AL 47 149 133 7 31 6 0 0 9 0 0 14 7 .233 .306 .278 .584 56 37 0 1 2
1931 35 BOS AL 33 94 83 6 25 5 0 0 6 0 0 9 6 .301 .370 .361 .731 98 30 0 1 2
1931 35 DET AL 14 55 50 1 6 1 0 0 3 0 0 5 1 .120 .200 .140 .340 -10 7 0 0 2
1932 36 DET AL 51 156 136 10 32 4 2 0 18 1 0 17 6 .235 .320 .294 .614 58 40 0 2 2
1933 37 SLB AL 36 87 63 13 12 2 0 0 8 0 0 24 4 .190 .414 .222 .636 69 14 0 0 2
1934 38 CHW AL 22 67 57 4 12 3 0 0 7 0 0 8 5 .211 .308 .263 .571 47 15 0 2 2
19 Yrs 1468 5295 4514 494 1242 187 29 4 536 61 60 606 238 .275 .365 .332 .697 83 1499 29 143
162 Game Avg. 162 584 498 55 137 21 3 0 59 7 67 26 .275 .365 .332 .697 83 165 3 16
G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS OPS+ TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB Pos Awards
WSH (8 yrs) 903 3406 2875 336 834 116 24 2 373 44 49 403 123 .290 .382 .349 .731 92 1004 25 102
NYY (4 yrs) 170 588 517 49 130 20 1 1 47 10 2 53 47 .251 .323 .300 .623 70 155 2 13
BOS (3 yrs) 262 917 802 81 216 41 2 1 79 6 9 91 47 .269 .345 .329 .674 77 264 2 24
DET (2 yrs) 65 211 186 11 38 5 2 0 21 1 0 22 7 .204 .288 .253 .541 40 47 0 2
SLB (2 yrs) 46 106 77 13 12 2 0 0 9 0 0 29 9 .156 .387 .182 .569 55 14 0 0
CHW (1 yr) 22 67 57 4 12 3 0 0 7 0 0 8 5 .211 .308 .263 .571 47 15 0 2

Player Value--Batters

WAR Explained (v2.2): 8+ MVP, 5+ A-S, 2+ Starter, 0-2 Sub, < 0 Repl
Year Age Tm Lg G PA Rbat Rbaser Rdp Rfield Rpos RAA WAA Rrep RAR WAR waaWL% 162WL% oWAR dWAR oRAR Salary Pos Awards
1915 19 SLB AL 10 19 -2 0 0 0 0 -1 -0.2 1 -1 -0.1 .484 .499 -0.1 0.0 -1 /2
1917 21 NYY AL 6 20 -2 0 0 0 0 -2 -0.2 1 -1 -0.1 .469 .499 -0.1 0.0 -1 $2,100 /2
1918 22 NYY AL 3 8 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.1 0 1 0.1 .526 .500 0.1 0.0 1 $2,100 /2
1919 23 NYY AL 79 275 -7 -0 0 0 4 -4 -0.4 10 6 0.6 .494 .497 0.6 0.4 6 $2,400 2
1920 24 NYY AL 82 285 -11 1 0 1 3 -6 -0.6 11 4 0.4 .492 .496 0.3 0.4 3 $3,500 2
1921 25 BOS AL 113 409 -8 -2 0 -1 4 -6 -0.5 15 9 1.0 .495 .496 1.0 0.4 10 $5,000 *2
1922 26 BOS AL 116 414 -16 1 0 2 4 -9 -1.0 16 6 0.6 .492 .494 0.4 0.5 4 $6,000 *2
1923 27 WSH AL 136 528 10 -1 0 2 4 16 1.5 20 36 3.5 .512 .510 3.4 0.6 34 $6,500 *2 MVP-11
1924 28 WSH AL 149 599 -8 -2 0 5 5 -1 0.0 23 22 2.2 .500 .500 1.7 1.0 17 $8,500 *2 MVP-11
1925 29 WSH AL 127 473 3 -0 0 3 4 9 0.9 18 27 2.6 .507 .505 2.3 0.7 24 $10,000 *2/3
1926 30 WSH AL 117 444 8 -0 0 3 4 15 1.4 17 31 3.1 .512 .509 2.8 0.7 28 $11,000 *2
1927 31 WSH AL 131 504 8 -0 0 2 4 14 1.4 19 33 3.2 .510 .508 3.0 0.6 31 $11,000 *2 MVP-6
1928 32 WSH AL 108 404 -10 -1 0 1 3 -7 -0.7 15 8 0.8 .493 .495 0.7 0.4 7 $11,500 2/3
1929 33 WSH AL 69 225 -8 -2 0 1 2 -7 -0.7 8 2 0.2 .490 .496 0.1 0.3 0 $11,000 2
1930 34 WSH AL 66 229 -9 1 0 1 2 -6 -0.5 9 3 0.3 .492 .497 0.2 0.3 2 $10,000 2
1931 35 BOS AL 33 94 0 0 0 -1 1 0 0.0 4 4 0.4 .501 .500 0.4 -0.0 5 $10,000 2
1931 35 DET AL 14 55 -8 0 0 0 0 -7 -0.7 2 -5 -0.5 .449 .496 -0.5 0.0 -5 2
1932 36 DET AL 51 156 -8 0 0 0 1 -6 -0.6 6 -1 -0.1 .488 .496 -0.1 0.1 -1 $7,000 2
1933 37 SLB AL 36 87 -1 0 0 1 1 1 0.1 3 4 0.4 .502 .501 0.3 0.2 3 $5,000 2
1934 38 CHW AL 22 67 -4 0 0 0 1 -4 -0.4 3 -1 -0.1 .483 .498 -0.1 0.1 -1 $4,000 2
19 Seasons 1468 5295 -74 -6 0 20 48 -12 -1.2 199 187 18.5 .499 .501 16.5 6.8 167 $126,600
Lg G PA Rbat Rbaser Rdp Rfield Rpos RAA WAA Rrep RAR WAR waaWL% 162WL% oWAR dWAR oRAR Salary Pos Awards
WSH (8 yrs) 903 3406 -7 -6 0 18 28 33 3.3 128 161 16.0 .504 .503 14.2 4.6 143 $79,500
NYY (4 yrs) 170 588 -20 1 0 1 7 -11 -1.1 22 11 1.0 .493 .497 0.9 0.9 10 $10,100
BOS (3 yrs) 262 917 -23 -1 0 0 9 -15 -1.5 35 19 1.9 .494 .496 1.9 0.9 19 $21,000
DET (2 yrs) 65 211 -16 1 0 0 2 -14 -1.3 8 -6 -0.6 .480 .496 -0.6 0.2 -6 $7,000
SLB (2 yrs) 46 106 -3 0 0 1 1 -0 -0.1 4 3 0.3 .498 .500 0.2 0.2 2 $5,000
CHW (1 yr) 22 67 -4 0 0 0 1 -4 -0.4 3 -1 -0.1 .483 .498 -0.1 0.1 -1 $4,000

Postseason Batting

Year Age Tm Lg Series Opp Rslt G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB
1924 ❍ 28 WSH AL WS NYG W 7 29 21 2 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 6 1 .095 .296 .143 .439 3 0 2 0
1925 29 WSH AL WS PIT L 7 22 19 0 6 1 0 0 1 0 0 3 2 .316 .409 .368 .778 7 0 0 0
2 Yrs (2 Series) 14 51 40 2 8 2 0 0 1 0 0 9 3 .200 .347 .250 .597 10 0 2 0
2 WS 14 51 40 2 8 2 0 0 1 0 0 9 3 .200 .347 .250 .597 10 0 2 0

Standard Fielding

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Year Tm Lg Age Pos G GS CG Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% RF/9 RF/G lgFld% lgRF9 lgRFG PB WP SB CS CS% lgCS% PO Awards
1915 SLB AL 19 C 6 5 1 24 20 3 1 0 .958 3.83 .965 6.47 1 6 2 25% 42%
1917 NYY AL 21 C 6 6 6 29 23 6 0 0 1.000 4.83 .971 5.72 1 10 4 29% 45%
1918 NYY AL 22 C 2 2 2 10 8 2 0 0 1.000 5.00 .970 5.50 0 2 1 33% 44%
1919 NYY AL 23 C 79 69 67 441 340 90 11 8 .975 5.44 .974 5.57 5 64 50 44% 45%
1920 NYY AL 24 C 80 76 68 385 317 62 6 3 .984 4.74 .973 5.11 2 38 29 43% 48%
1921 BOS AL 25 C 109 105 98 472 375 86 11 8 .977 4.23 .971 4.89 10 39 43 52% 45%
1922 BOS AL 26 C 112 102 95 465 359 96 10 17 .978 4.06 .977 4.81 7 67 41 38% 43%
1923 WSH AL 27 C 133 121 115 688 528 146 14 14 .980 5.07 .975 4.82 7 72 82 53% 45% MVP-11
1924 WSH AL 28 C 147 145 136 739 612 112 15 23 .980 4.93 .972 4.61 4 52 53 50% 44% MVP-11
1925 WSH AL 29 C 126 119 102 605 491 103 11 18 .982 4.71 .977 4.60 1 53 56 51% 45%
1925 WSH AL 29 1B 1 0 0 2 2 0 0 1 1.000 2.00 .990 10.50
1926 WSH AL 30 C 117 115 91 539 452 81 6 13 .989 4.56 .979 4.66 1 59 41 41% 43%
1927 WSH AL 31 C 128 124 108 602 495 100 7 8 .988 4.65 .974 4.63 2 57 43 43% 39% MVP-6
1928 WSH AL 32 C 101 97 91 475 397 73 5 5 .989 4.65 .976 4.71 7 45 34 43% 41%
1928 WSH AL 32 1B 2 2 2 22 19 2 1 1 .955 10.50 .990 10.40
1929 WSH AL 33 C 62 57 46 302 247 52 3 6 .990 4.82 .976 4.69 5 21 29 58% 44%
1930 WSH AL 34 C 60 54 47 279 243 32 4 5 .986 4.58 .984 4.88 0 23 16 41% 42%
1931 TOT AL 35 C 44 37 34 189 143 38 8 4 .958 4.11 .981 4.92 1 24 19 44% 42%
1931 BOS AL 35 C 30 23 20 110 83 21 6 2 .945 3.47 .981 4.92 1 16 9 36% 42%
1931 DET AL 35 C 14 14 14 79 60 17 2 2 .975 5.50 .981 4.92 0 8 10 56% 42%
1932 DET AL 36 C 49 41 26 177 150 25 2 3 .989 3.57 .982 4.90 2 22 11 33% 43%
1933 SLB AL 37 C 28 19 17 93 72 21 0 3 1.000 3.32 .988 4.88 0 6 10 63% 46%
1934 CHW AL 38 C 21 16 13 85 75 8 2 1 .976 3.95 .981 4.99 0 22 3 12% 36%
19 Seasons C 1410 1310 1163 6599 5347 1136 116 139 .982 4.60 .976 4.82 56 682 567 45% 44%
2 Seasons 1B 3 2 2 24 21 2 1 2 .958 7.67 .990 10.43
19 Seasons TOT 1413 1312 1165 6623 5368 1138 117 141 .982 4.60 .976 4.83 56 682 567 45% 44%
Lg Pos G GS CG Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% RF/9 RF/G lgFld% lgRF9 lgRFG PB WP SB CS CS% lgCS% PO Awards
Note: Complete player games played data.
Fielding stats are a combination of official records and RetroSheet records. Both are likely to have substantial errors and will not match perfectly.
View Complete Notes on Fielding Data
Leagues historically made no effort to balance team, league, and player fielding stats. Since 1990 or so, computers have made this feasible, but prior to that there are hundreds or thousands of discrepancies each year in games played (even whether a player played a position), putouts, assists, double plays and errors.
  • Pre-1938 SB & CS data for catchers is estimated from catcher assists, games started and opposition stolen bases.
  • From 1938 on SB, CS, Pickoff, & WP data for catchers and pitchers is taken from play-by-play accounts in the retrosheet files. There are several hundred games without pbp from 1938 to 1973 and for those we may not have any data.
  • CG & GS come from the retrosheet data and should be complete and pretty accurate from 1914 on.
  • Innings played (like SB and CS) come from the retrosheet play-by-play data and should be considered mostly complete from 1938 to 1973 and complete from then on.
  • Stats (PO,A,G, etc) for LF-CF-RF positions (since 1914) is taken from play-by-play or box score data as available.
  • Stats (PO,A,G,etc) for C,P,1B,2B,3B,SS,OF positions is taken from the official reported totals and may have been corrected at various times since their publication.
  • For detailed information on which games retrosheet is missing play-by-play from 1938 to 1973, please see their most wanted games list
  • For detailed information on the availability of data on this site by year, see our data coverage page

Appearances on Leader Boards, Awards, and Honors

Stats are Year-Value-Rank · Glossary

Hall of Fame
1946 Nominating Vote ( 0.5%)
1950 BBWAA ( 2.4%)
1951 BBWAA ( 0.4%)
1952 BBWAA ( 0.4%)
1953 BBWAA ( 3.0%)
1954 BBWAA ( 2.0%)
1955 BBWAA ( 4.4%)
1956 BBWAA ( 8.3%)
1958 BBWAA ( 3.8%)
1960 BBWAA ( 3.3%)

MVP (yr lg (rk, shr))
1923 AL (11, 11%)
1924 AL (11, 11%)
1927 AL (6, 23%)
0.45 Career Shares (481st)

Defensive WARs c a p y
1924 AL  1.0 (2nd)
1926 AL  0.7 (9th)
1927 AL  0.6 (10th)

Hit By Pitch s c a p y
1924 AL  7 (8th)
1927 AL  5 (9th)

Sacrifice Hits s c a p y
1924 AL  29 (6th)
Career  143 (194th)

Caught Stealing s c a p y
1928 AL  10 (7th)

AB per SO s c a p y
Career  19.0 (142nd)

Def. Games as C s c a p y
1923 AL  133 (2nd)
1924 AL  147 (1st)
1925 AL  126 (2nd)
1926 AL  117 (2nd)
1927 AL  128 (1st)
1928 AL  101 (3rd)
Career  1,410 (38th)

Putouts as C s c a p y
1923 AL  528 (1st)
1924 AL  612 (1st)
1925 AL  491 (1st)
1926 AL  452 (2nd)
1927 AL  495 (2nd)
1928 AL  397 (3rd)
Career  5,347 (99th)

Assists as C s c a p y
1923 AL  146 (1st)
1924 AL  112 (1st)
1925 AL  103 (1st)
1926 AL  81 (3rd)
1927 AL  100 (2nd)
1928 AL  73 (2nd)
Career  1,136 (27th)

Errors Committed as C s c a p y
1922 AL  10 (5th)
1923 AL  14 (4th)
1924 AL  15 (2nd)
1925 AL  11 (1st)

Double Plays Turned as C s c a p y
1922 AL  17 (1st)
1923 AL  14 (2nd)
1924 AL  23 (1st)
1925 AL  18 (1st)
1926 AL  13 (2nd)
1927 AL  8 (5th)
1930 AL  5 (5th)
Career  139 (17th)

Passed Balls s c a p y
1921 AL  10 (3rd)
1922 AL  7 (4th)
1928 AL  7 (3rd)
1929 AL  5 (4th)

Stolen Bases Allowed as C s c a p y
1922 AL  67 (2nd)
1923 AL  72 (3rd)
1925 AL  53 (4th)
1926 AL  59 (2nd)
1927 AL  57 (5th)
1928 AL  45 (4th)
Career  682 (87th)

Caught Stealing as C s c a p y
1923 AL  82 (2nd)
1924 AL  53 (2nd)
1925 AL  56 (2nd)
1926 AL  41 (2nd)
1927 AL  43 (3rd)
1928 AL  34 (2nd)
Career  567 (53rd)

Caught Stealing %s c a p y
1921 AL  52.4 (2nd)
1923 AL  53.2 (2nd)
1924 AL  50.5 (2nd)
1925 AL  51.4 (5th)
1929 AL  58.0 (1st)
Career  45.4 (86th)

Range Factor/Game as C s c a p y
1919 AL  5.44 (4th)
1923 AL  5.07 (2nd)
1924 AL  4.93 (1st)
1925 AL  4.71 (1st)
1926 AL  4.56 (3rd)
1927 AL  4.65 (2nd)
1928 AL  4.65 (3rd)
1929 AL  4.82 (2nd)
1930 AL  4.58 (4th)

Fielding % as C s c a p y
1919 AL  .975 (5th)
1920 AL  .984 (2nd)
1921 AL  .977 (4th)
1923 AL  .980 (4th)
1924 AL  .980 (3rd)
1925 AL  .982 (5th)
1926 AL  .989 (1st)
1927 AL  .988 (2nd)
1928 AL  .989 (1st)

Oldest s c a p y
1932 AL  born 1896-02-20 (10th)

Youngest s c a p y
1915 AL  born 1896-02-20 (6th)

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Hall of Fame MonitorBatting - 48 (405), Likely HOFer ≈ 100
Hall of Fame StandardsBatting - 28 (380), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS Catcher (88th), 18.5 career WAR/16.5 7yr-peak WAR/17.5 JAWS
Average HOF C (out of 13) = 52.5 career WAR/33.8 7yr-peak WAR/43.1 JAWS

Transactions

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Salaries

Salaries may not be complete (especially pre-1985) and may not include some earned bonuses
Year Age Team Salary ServTm(OpnDay) Sources Notes/Other Sources
1917 21 New York Yankees $2,100 ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
1918 22 New York Yankees $2,100 ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
1919 23 New York Yankees $2,400 ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
1920 24 New York Yankees $3,500 ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
1921 25 Boston Red Sox $5,000 ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
1922 26 Boston Red Sox $6,000 ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
1923 27 Washington Senators $6,500 ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
1924 28 Washington Senators $8,500 ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
1925 29 Washington Senators $10,000 ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
1926 30 Washington Senators $11,000 ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
1927 31 Washington Senators $11,000 ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
1928 32 Washington Senators $11,500 ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
1929 33 Washington Senators $11,000 ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
1930 34 Washington Senators $10,000 ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
1931 35 Boston Red Sox $10,000 ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts BOS/DET
1932 36 Detroit Tigers $7,000 ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
1933 37 St. Louis Browns $5,000 ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
1934 38 Chicago White Sox $4,000 ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
Career to date (may be incomplete)$126,600
Primary salary Data (about) courtesy Doug Pappas, and the Society for American Baseball Research.
Additional 1915-1969 salaries researched via Baseball Hall of Fame contract archives by Dr. Michael Haupert of UW-LaCrosse.
Salaries for mid-season call-ups or traded players may not be shown.
Salaries converted to alternate years using Consumer Price Index (CPI) data courtesy of the Minneapolis Federal Reserve Board.

Name Translations

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French: Muddy Ruel statistiques

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Name and misspellings: Herold Dominic Muddy Ruel

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