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Vern Ruhle    \RULE\

Vernon Gerald Ruhle

Position: Pitcher
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 1", Weight: 185 lb.

Born: January 25, 1951 in Coleman, MI
High School: Coleman HS (Coleman, MI)
School: Olivet College (Olivet, MI)
Drafted
by the Detroit Tigers in the 17th round of the 1972 amateur draft. (All Transactions)
Debut: September 9, 1974 (Age 23.227)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1975 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Astros/Tigers/Indians/Angels 1974-1986

Final Game: October 4, 1986 (Age 35.252)
Died: January 20, 2007 in Houston, TX
Cremated
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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
1974 DET AL 23 P 5 3 1 33.0 5 4 1 0 0 1.000 1.36 1.00 .948 1.80 1.80 2 2 50% 38% 0
1975 DET AL 24 P 32 31 8 190.0 39 15 19 5 1 .872 1.61 1.06 .940 1.87 1.86 9 8 47% 38% 0
1976 DET AL 25 P 32 32 5 199.2 42 14 28 0 1 1.000 1.89 1.31 .950 1.87 1.88 26 11 30% 34% 0
1977 DET AL 26 P 14 10 0 66.1 13 5 7 1 1 .923 1.63 0.86 .948 1.95 1.93 3 2 40% 39% 0
1978 HOU NL 27 P 13 10 2 68.0 11 4 7 0 0 1.000 1.46 0.85 .951 1.91 1.89 6 2 25% 32% 0
1979 HOU NL 28 P 13 10 2 66.1 8 3 5 0 0 1.000 1.09 0.62 .951 1.80 1.80 3 2 40% 34% 1
1980 HOU NL 29 P 28 22 6 159.1 34 15 17 2 2 .941 1.81 1.14 .952 1.91 1.91 14 5 26% 31% 1
1981 HOU NL 30 P 20 15 1 102.0 13 4 9 0 2 1.000 1.15 0.65 .959 1.97 1.98 6 8 57% 33% 0
1982 HOU NL 31 P 31 21 3 149.0 34 9 23 2 1 .941 1.93 1.03 .952 1.96 1.97 13 9 41% 32% 0
1983 HOU NL 32 P 41 9 0 114.2 31 12 19 0 0 1.000 2.43 0.76 .952 1.92 1.91 9 7 44% 33% 0
1984 HOU NL 33 P 40 6 0 90.1 24 4 18 2 1 .917 2.19 0.55 .954 1.88 1.87 10 4 29% 31% 0
1985 CLE AL 34 P 42 16 1 125.0 28 15 13 0 0 1.000 2.02 0.67 .953 1.86 1.84 9 6 40% 33% 0
1986 CAL AL 35 P 16 3 0 47.2 16 7 8 1 0 .938 2.83 0.94 .957 1.83 1.81 3 0 0% 34% 0
13 Seasons P 327 188 29 1411.1 298 111 174 13 9 .956 1.82 0.87 .951 1.89 1.89 113 66 37% 33% 2
13 Seasons TOT 327 188 29 1411.1 298 111 174 13 9 .956 1.82 0.87 .951 1.89 1.89 113 66 37% 33% 2
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
1974 DET AL 23 P
1975 DET AL 24 P
1976 DET AL 25 P
1977 DET AL 26 P
1978 HOU NL 27 P
1979 HOU NL 28 P
1980 HOU NL 29 P
1981 HOU NL 30 P
1982 HOU NL 31 P
1983 HOU NL 32 P
1984 HOU NL 33 P
1985 CLE AL 34 P
1986 CAL AL 35 P
13 Seasons P
13 Seasons TOT

Appearances

Year Tm Lg Age G GS Batting Defense P C 1B 2B 3B SS LF CF RF OF DH PH PR
1974 DET AL 23 5 3 0 5 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1975 DET AL 24 32 31 0 32 32 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1976 DET AL 25 32 32 0 32 32 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1977 DET AL 26 14 10 0 14 14 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1978 HOU NL 27 13 10 13 13 13 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1979 HOU NL 28 13 10 13 13 13 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1980 HOU NL 29 28 22 28 28 28 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1981 HOU NL 30 20 15 20 20 20 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1982 HOU NL 31 31 21 31 31 31 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1983 HOU NL 32 41 9 41 41 41 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1984 HOU NL 33 40 6 40 40 40 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1985 CLE AL 34 42 16 0 42 42 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1986 CAL AL 35 16 3 0 16 16 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
13 Seasons 327 188 186 327 327 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
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%
1974 DET AL 23 138 91% 38% 2 100% 0 4 1 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1975 DET AL 24 830 86% 34% 25 84% 0 16 0 14 19 15 1 5 0 3 2 3 1 0 1 0 1 100%
1976 DET AL 25 865 87% 30% 32 97% 2 13 1 9 29 25 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 10 100%
1977 DET AL 26 294 88% 30% 9 89% 0 5 0 3 7 6 1 1 0 0 1 1 1 1 1 0 1 0%
1978 HOU NL 27 279 87% 32% 7 100% 1 3 0 2 7 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 100%
1979 HOU NL 28 269 87% 32% 5 100% 0 3 0 2 6 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 100%
1980 HOU NL 29 638 90% 32% 17 100% 0 15 1 8 16 15 0 2 0 0 2 0 2 0 1 1 6 100%
1981 HOU NL 30 412 89% 34% 11 91% 0 4 0 2 10 9 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 2 0 2 100%
1982 HOU NL 31 625 91% 35% 27 85% 1 9 0 8 23 21 0 2 0 1 1 1 1 0 1 0 4 100%
1983 HOU NL 32 480 86% 35% 24 96% 0 12 0 7 19 18 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 100%
1984 HOU NL 33 404 81% 29% 18 89% 0 4 0 3 16 15 0 2 0 2 0 2 1 0 1 0 6 83%
1985 CLE AL 34 532 87% 30% 14 100% 0 14 0 13 13 12 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1986 CAL AL 35 197 87% 38% 9 78% 0 7 0 7 7 6 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 33%
13 Seasons 5963 87% 33% 200 92% 4 109 3 80 173 154 3 13 1 6 6 7 9 1 8 1 39 90%
MLB Averages 82% 28% 91% 89%



* - 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

Fielding % as P s c a p y
1976 AL  1.000 (1st)

                                         

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