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Red Ruffing

Charles Herbert Ruffing

Positions: Pitcher and Pinch Hitter
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 1", Weight: 205 lb.

Born: May 3, 1905 in Granville, IL(All Transactions)
Debut: May 31, 1924 (Age 19.028, 5,419th in MLB history)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1925 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Yankees/RedSox/WhiteSox 1924-1947

Last Game: September 15, 1947 (Age 42.135)
Inducted into the Hall of Fame by BBWAA in Runoff Election as Player in 1967 (266/306 ballots).
   View Red Ruffing Page at the Baseball Hall of Fame (plaque, photos, videos).

Died: February 17, 1986 in Mayfield Heights, OH
Buried: Hillcrest Memorial Park, Bedford Heights, OH
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Standard Fielding

Year Tm Lg Age Pos G GS CG Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% RF/9 RF/G lgFld% lgRF9 lgRFG SB CS CS% lgCS% PO Awards
1924 BOS AL 19 P 8 2 0 23.0 3 0 3 0 0 1.000 1.17 0.38 .960 2.54 2.49
1925 BOS AL 20 P 37 27 13 217.1 58 7 50 1 3 .983 2.36 1.54 .960 2.66 2.64
1926 BOS AL 21 P 37 22 6 166.0 45 10 34 1 2 .978 2.39 1.19 .957 2.66 2.63
1927 BOS AL 22 P 26 18 10 158.1 45 8 36 1 1 .978 2.50 1.69 .959 2.62 2.59
1928 BOS AL 23 P 42 34 25 289.1 61 7 51 3 4 .951 1.80 1.38 .957 2.44 2.42
1929 BOS AL 24 P 35 32 18 244.1 56 7 46 3 1 .946 1.95 1.51 .958 2.34 2.31
1929 BOS AL 24 LF 2 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 0.50 .960 2.40
1929 BOS AL 24 OF 2 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 0.50 .970 2.40
1930 TOT AL 25 P 38 28 13 221.2 35 3 29 3 0 .914 1.30 0.84 .946 2.20 2.17
1930 BOS AL 25 P 4 3 1 24.0 3 0 2 1 0 .667 0.75 0.50 .947 2.21 2.17
1930 NYY AL 25 P 34 25 12 197.2 32 3 27 2 0 .938 1.37 0.88 .946 2.20 2.17
1931 NYY AL 26 P 37 30 19 237.0 36 4 32 0 1 1.000 1.37 0.97 .954 2.21 2.19
1931 NYY AL 26 OF 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 1.00 .970 2.40
1931 NYY AL 26 RF 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 1.00 .960 2.10
1932 NYY AL 27 P 35 29 22 259.0 44 4 38 2 4 .955 1.46 1.20 .958 2.24 2.23
1933 NYY AL 28 P 35 28 18 235.0 55 8 45 2 5 .964 2.03 1.51 .960 2.28 2.27
1934 NYY AL 29 P 36 31 19 256.1 45 10 32 3 2 .933 1.47 1.17 .956 2.14 2.11 AS
1935 NYY AL 30 P 30 29 19 222.0 43 17 26 0 3 1.000 1.74 1.43 .949 2.15 2.14
1936 NYY AL 31 P 33 33 25 271.0 70 13 56 1 6 .986 2.29 2.09 .956 1.99 1.96
1937 NYY AL 32 P 31 31 22 256.1 38 9 28 1 2 .974 1.30 1.19 .954 2.05 2.01 MVP-8
1938 NYY AL 33 P 31 31 22 247.1 45 11 34 0 2 1.000 1.64 1.45 .952 2.11 2.06 AS,MVP-4
1939 NYY AL 34 P 28 28 22 233.1 42 8 32 2 2 .952 1.54 1.43 .951 1.92 1.89 AS,MVP-5
1940 NYY AL 35 P 30 30 20 226.0 38 6 30 2 2 .947 1.43 1.20 .956 2.04 2.01 3 5 63% 0 AS
1941 NYY AL 36 P 23 23 13 185.2 28 7 21 0 3 1.000 1.36 1.22 .960 2.14 2.11 0 5 100% 0 AS,MVP-25
1942 NYY AL 37 P 24 24 16 193.2 39 8 30 1 5 .974 1.77 1.58 .957 2.31 2.30 1 2 67% 0 AS
1945 NYY AL 40 P 11 11 8 87.1 14 2 11 1 1 .929 1.34 1.18 .955 2.24 2.23 0 2 100% 0
1946 NYY AL 41 P 8 8 4 61.0 8 2 6 0 1 1.000 1.18 1.00 .951 2.01 1.99 0 0 0
1947 CHW AL 42 P 9 9 1 53.0 9 2 7 0 1 1.000 1.53 1.00 .956 1.92 1.90 0 0 0
22 Seasons P 624 538 335 4344.0 857 153 677 27 51 .968 1.72 1.33 .956 2.23 2.23 4 14 78% 0% 0
2 Seasons OF 3 0 0 2 2 0 0 0 1.000 0.67 .970 2.40
1 Season LF 2 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 0.50 .960 2.40
1 Season RF 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 1.00 .960 2.10
22 Seasons TOT 627 538 335 4344.0 859 155 677 27 51 .969 1.72 1.33 .956 2.23 2.23 4 14 78% 0% 0
Lg Pos G GS CG Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% RF/9 RF/G lgFld% lgRF9 lgRFG 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

Sabermetric Fielding

Year Tm Lg Age Pos Rtot Rtot/yr Rtz Rtzhm Rtzrd Rdp Rof Rctch Rdrs Rdrs/yr Rpm Rdp Rbnt Rof Rhr RerC RsbC RsbP
1924 BOS AL 19 P
1925 BOS AL 20 P
1926 BOS AL 21 P
1927 BOS AL 22 P
1928 BOS AL 23 P
1929 BOS AL 24 P
1929 BOS AL 24 LF
1930 BOS AL 25 P
1930 NYY AL 25 P
1931 NYY AL 26 P
1931 NYY AL 26 RF
1932 NYY AL 27 P
1933 NYY AL 28 P
1934 NYY AL 29 P
1935 NYY AL 30 P
1936 NYY AL 31 P
1937 NYY AL 32 P
1938 NYY AL 33 P
1939 NYY AL 34 P
1940 NYY AL 35 P
1941 NYY AL 36 P
1942 NYY AL 37 P
1945 NYY AL 40 P
1946 NYY AL 41 P
1947 CHW AL 42 P
22 Seasons P
1 Season LF
1 Season RF
22 Seasons TOT
Lg Pos Rtot Rtot/yr Rtz Rtzhm Rtzrd Rdp Rof Rctch Rdrs Rdrs/yr Rpm Rdp Rbnt Rof Rhr RerC RsbC RsbP

Appearances

Year Tm Lg Age G GS Batting Defense P C 1B 2B 3B SS LF CF RF OF DH PH PR
1924 BOS AL 19 8 2 8 8 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1925 BOS AL 20 37 27 37 37 37 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1926 BOS AL 21 37 22 37 37 37 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1927 BOS AL 22 29 18 29 26 26 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0
1928 BOS AL 23 60 34 60 42 42 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 18 0
1929 BOS AL 24 60 32 60 37 35 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 2 0 23 0
1930 NYY AL 25 52 25 52 34 34 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 18 0
1930 BOS AL 25 6 3 6 4 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
1931 NYY AL 26 48 30 48 38 37 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 10 0
1932 NYY AL 27 55 29 55 35 35 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 20 0
1933 NYY AL 28 55 28 55 35 35 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 22 0
1934 NYY AL 29 45 31 45 36 36 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 9 0
1935 NYY AL 30 50 29 50 30 30 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 20 0
1936 NYY AL 31 53 33 53 33 33 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 20 0
1937 NYY AL 32 54 31 54 31 31 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 23 0
1938 NYY AL 33 45 31 45 31 31 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 14 0
1939 NYY AL 34 44 28 44 28 28 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 16 0
1940 NYY AL 35 33 30 33 30 30 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0
1941 NYY AL 36 38 23 38 23 23 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 15 0
1942 NYY AL 37 30 24 30 24 24 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 0
1945 NYY AL 40 21 11 21 11 11 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 10 0
1946 NYY AL 41 8 8 8 8 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1947 CHW AL 42 14 9 14 9 9 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 0
22 Seasons 882 538 882 627 624 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 1 3 0 257 0
Lg G GS Batting Defense P C 1B 2B 3B SS LF CF RF OF DH PH PR
Appearances table is calculated solely from full RetroSheet play-by-play data available from 1973 on. A combination of RetroSheet (starting with the 1914 season) and non-RetroSheet data is used for other seasons.

Advanced Fielding -- P*

Putouts Assists Errors Double Plays
Year Tm Lg Age PA BIP% GBIP% Fld F2O% FC Tot Cgt 31 Tot 1B 2B Tot Cch Fld Thr ROE Tot 163 GB LD bFld bF2O%
1940 NYY AL 35 255 85% 20% 13 85% 0 3 1 2 10 6 2 1 0 0 1 1 2 2 2 0 3 100%
1941 NYY AL 36 771 86% 25% 19 95% 0 8 0 7 18 13 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 3 3 0 5 100%
1942 NYY AL 37 373 83% 19% 17 94% 1 3 0 3 16 11 5 0 0 0 0 0 3 3 3 0 2 50%
1945 NYY AL 40 71 94% 23% 6 100% 0 2 1 1 5 4 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 3 100%
1946 NYY AL 41 61 70% 16% 3 100% 0 1 0 1 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 100%
1947 CHW AL 42 143 88% 22% 5 100% 0 1 1 0 4 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 0
6 Seasons 1674 85% 22% 63 94% 1 18 3 14 56 40 12 1 0 0 1 1 10 10 10 0 15 93%
MLB Averages 84% 27% 91% 87%



* - Disclaimer & Completeness Note

* Many Detailed Statistics are based on play-by-play accounts accumulated by RetroSheet. These totals may be incomplete (3.6% of all plays from 1938 to 1973 are missing or have incomplete accounts, click link for year and team summary of data completeness) for some players prior to 1974 and even complete seasons may not match the official totals due to errors in both the official totals and the play-by-play accounts. Pre-1954 seasons have a substantial numbers of games missing play-by-play accounts and should be viewed as essentially incomplete.

Appearances on Leader Boards, Awards, and Honors

Stats are Year-Value-Rank · Glossary

Hall of Fame
1948 BBWAA ( 3.3%)
1949 BBWAA (14.4%)
1949 Run Off ( 2.1%)
1950 BBWAA ( 7.1%)
1951 BBWAA ( 4.0%)
1952 BBWAA ( 4.3%)
1953 BBWAA ( 9.1%)
1954 BBWAA (11.5%)
1955 BBWAA (23.9%)
1956 BBWAA (50.3%)
1958 BBWAA (37.2%)
1960 BBWAA (32.0%)
1962 BBWAA (45.0%)
1964 BBWAA (70.1%)
1964 Run Off (91.5%)
1966 BBWAA (68.9%)
1967 BBWAA (72.6%)
1967 Run Off (86.9%)
Selected to HOF in 1967
by BBWAA in Runoff Election

MVP (yr lg (rk, shr))
1937 AL (8, 22%)
1938 AL (4, 43%)
1939 AL (5, 35%)
1941 AL (25, 1%)
1.01 Career Shares (247th)

Def. Games as P s c a p y
1928 AL  42 (5th)

Putouts as P s c a p y
1935 AL  17 (2nd)
1936 AL  13 (2nd)

Assists as P s c a p y
1936 AL  56 (3rd)

Range Factor/Game as P s c a p y
1936 AL  2.09 (1st)

Fielding % as P s c a p y
1931 AL  1.000 (1st)
1935 AL  1.000 (1st)
1938 AL  1.000 (1st)
1941 AL  1.000 (1st)

Oldest s c a p y
1946 AL  born 1905-05-03 (6th)
1947 AL  born 1905-05-03 (2nd)

Youngest s c a p y
1924 AL  born 1905-05-03 (1st)
1925 AL  born 1905-05-03 (8th)

                           

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Name and misspellings: Charles Herbert Red Ruffing ruffings

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