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Portrait of Red Ruffing

Red Ruffing PYankees

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Career Summary
Years IP W L SV SO ERA
22 4344 273 225 16 1987 3.80
Birth Date5-3-1905
Height6' 1"
Weight205 lbs
BatsR
ThrowsR
WARP Summary

MLB Statistics

Historical (past-seasons) WARP is now based on DRA. (For previous card version with FAIR_RA, click here.)
cFIP and DRA are not available on a by-team basis and display as zeroes(0). See TOT line for season totals of these stats.
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YEAR Team Lg G GS IP H BB SO HR oppTAv PPF H/9 BB/9 HR/9 K/9 GB% BABIP TAv WHIP FIP ERA cFIP DRA WARP
1924 BOS MLB 8 2 23.0 29 9 10 0 .000 11.3 3.5 0.0 3.9 0% .362 .000 1.65 3.82 6.65 0 0.00 0.0
1925 BOS MLB 37 27 217.3 253 75 64 10 .000 10.5 3.1 0.4 2.7 0% .301 .000 1.51 4.18 5.01 0 0.00 0.0
1926 BOS MLB 37 22 166.0 169 68 58 4 .000 9.2 3.7 0.2 3.1 0% .280 .000 1.43 3.86 4.39 0 0.00 0.0
1927 BOS MLB 26 18 158.3 160 87 77 7 .000 9.1 4.9 0.4 4.4 0% .290 .000 1.56 4.39 4.66 0 0.00 0.0
1928 BOS MLB 42 34 289.3 303 96 118 8 .000 9.4 3.0 0.2 3.7 0% .291 .000 1.38 3.67 3.89 0 0.00 0.0
1929 BOS MLB 35 32 244.3 280 118 109 17 .000 10.3 4.3 0.6 4.0 0% .304 .000 1.63 4.50 4.86 0 0.00 0.0
1930 BOS 0 4 3 24.0 32 6 14 1 .000 12.0 2.2 0.4 5.2 0% .337 .000 1.58 3.70 6.38 0 0.00 0.0
1930 NYA 0 34 25 197.7 200 62 117 10 .000 9.1 2.8 0.5 5.3 0% .290 .000 1.33 3.90 4.14 0 0.00 0.0
1931 NYA MLB 37 30 237.0 240 87 132 11 .000 9.1 3.3 0.4 5.0 0% .284 .000 1.38 3.92 4.41 0 0.00 0.0
1932 NYA MLB 35 29 259.0 219 115 190 16 .000 7.6 4.0 0.6 6.6 0% .262 .000 1.29 3.83 3.09 0 0.00 0.0
1933 NYA MLB 35 28 235.0 230 93 122 7 .000 8.8 3.6 0.3 4.7 0% .286 .000 1.37 3.62 3.91 0 0.00 0.0
1934 NYA MLB 36 31 256.3 232 104 149 18 .000 8.1 3.7 0.6 5.2 0% .258 .000 1.31 4.13 3.93 0 0.00 0.0
1935 NYA MLB 30 29 222.0 201 76 81 17 .000 8.1 3.1 0.7 3.3 0% .245 .000 1.25 4.40 3.12 0 0.00 0.0
1936 NYA MLB 33 33 271.0 274 90 102 22 .000 9.1 3.0 0.7 3.4 0% .270 .000 1.34 4.82 3.85 0 0.00 0.0
1937 NYA MLB 31 31 256.3 242 68 131 17 .000 8.5 2.4 0.6 4.6 0% .268 .000 1.21 3.77 2.98 0 0.00 0.0
1938 NYA MLB 31 31 247.3 246 82 127 16 .000 9.0 3.0 0.6 4.6 0% .281 .000 1.33 3.92 3.31 0 0.00 0.0
1939 NYA MLB 28 28 233.3 211 75 95 15 .000 8.1 2.9 0.6 3.7 0% .251 .000 1.23 4.14 2.93 0 0.00 0.0
1940 NYA MLB 30 30 226.0 218 76 97 24 .000 8.7 3.0 1.0 3.9 0% .257 .000 1.30 4.49 3.38 0 0.00 0.0
1941 NYA MLB 23 23 185.7 177 54 60 13 .000 8.6 2.6 0.6 2.9 0% .255 .000 1.24 3.91 3.54 0 0.00 0.0
1942 NYA MLB 24 24 193.7 183 41 80 10 .000 8.5 1.9 0.5 3.7 0% .266 .000 1.16 3.08 3.21 0 0.00 0.0
1945 NYA MLB 11 11 87.3 85 20 24 2 .000 8.8 2.1 0.2 2.5 0% .262 .000 1.20 2.91 2.89 0 0.00 0.0
1946 NYA MLB 8 8 61.0 37 23 19 2 .000 5.5 3.4 0.3 2.8 0% .176 .000 0.98 3.38 1.77 0 0.00 0.0
1947 CHA MLB 9 9 53.0 63 16 11 7 .000 10.7 2.7 1.2 1.9 0% .279 .000 1.49 4.63 6.11 0 0.00 0.0
1930 TOT MLB 38 28 221.7 232 68 131 11 .000 9.4 2.8 0.4 5.3 0% .000 .000 1.35 3.87 4.38 0 0.00 0.0
CareerMLB6245384344.0428415411987254.0008.93.20.54.10%.000.0001.344.013.8000.000.0

Statistics for All Levels

'opp' stats - Quality of opponents faced - have been moved and are available only as OPP_QUAL in the Statistics reports now.
Minor league stats are currently shownClick to hide.
YEAR Team Lg G GS IP H BB SO HR oppTAv PPF H/9 BB/9 HR/9 K/9 GB% BABIP TAv WHIP FIP ERA
1924 BOS MLB 8 2 23.0 29 9 10 0 .000 11.3 3.5 0.0 3.9 0% .362 .000 1.65 3.82 6.65
1925 BOS MLB 37 27 217.3 253 75 64 10 .000 10.5 3.1 0.4 2.7 0% .301 .000 1.51 4.18 5.01
1926 BOS MLB 37 22 166.0 169 68 58 4 .000 9.2 3.7 0.2 3.1 0% .280 .000 1.43 3.86 4.39
1927 BOS MLB 26 18 158.3 160 87 77 7 .000 9.1 4.9 0.4 4.4 0% .290 .000 1.56 4.39 4.66
1928 BOS MLB 42 34 289.3 303 96 118 8 .000 9.4 3.0 0.2 3.7 0% .291 .000 1.38 3.67 3.89
1929 BOS MLB 35 32 244.3 280 118 109 17 .000 10.3 4.3 0.6 4.0 0% .304 .000 1.63 4.50 4.86
1930 BOS MLB 4 3 24.0 32 6 14 1 .000 12.0 2.2 0.4 5.2 0% .337 .000 1.58 3.70 6.38
1930 NYA MLB 34 25 197.7 200 62 117 10 .000 9.1 2.8 0.5 5.3 0% .290 .000 1.33 3.90 4.14
1931 NYA MLB 37 30 237.0 240 87 132 11 .000 9.1 3.3 0.4 5.0 0% .284 .000 1.38 3.92 4.41
1932 NYA MLB 35 29 259.0 219 115 190 16 .000 7.6 4.0 0.6 6.6 0% .262 .000 1.29 3.83 3.09
1933 NYA MLB 35 28 235.0 230 93 122 7 .000 8.8 3.6 0.3 4.7 0% .286 .000 1.37 3.62 3.91
1934 NYA MLB 36 31 256.3 232 104 149 18 .000 8.1 3.7 0.6 5.2 0% .258 .000 1.31 4.13 3.93
1935 NYA MLB 30 29 222.0 201 76 81 17 .000 8.1 3.1 0.7 3.3 0% .245 .000 1.25 4.40 3.12
1936 NYA MLB 33 33 271.0 274 90 102 22 .000 9.1 3.0 0.7 3.4 0% .270 .000 1.34 4.82 3.85
1937 NYA MLB 31 31 256.3 242 68 131 17 .000 8.5 2.4 0.6 4.6 0% .268 .000 1.21 3.77 2.98
1938 NYA MLB 31 31 247.3 246 82 127 16 .000 9.0 3.0 0.6 4.6 0% .281 .000 1.33 3.92 3.31
1939 NYA MLB 28 28 233.3 211 75 95 15 .000 8.1 2.9 0.6 3.7 0% .251 .000 1.23 4.14 2.93
1940 NYA MLB 30 30 226.0 218 76 97 24 .000 8.7 3.0 1.0 3.9 0% .257 .000 1.30 4.49 3.38
1941 NYA MLB 23 23 185.7 177 54 60 13 .000 8.6 2.6 0.6 2.9 0% .255 .000 1.24 3.91 3.54
1942 NYA MLB 24 24 193.7 183 41 80 10 .000 8.5 1.9 0.5 3.7 0% .266 .000 1.16 3.08 3.21
1945 NYA MLB 11 11 87.3 85 20 24 2 .000 8.8 2.1 0.2 2.5 0% .262 .000 1.20 2.91 2.89
1946 NYA MLB 8 8 61.0 37 23 19 2 .000 5.5 3.4 0.3 2.8 0% .176 .000 0.98 3.38 1.77
1947 CHA MLB 9 9 53.0 63 16 11 7 .000 10.7 2.7 1.2 1.9 0% .279 .000 1.49 4.63 6.11

Plate Discipline

YEAR PITCHES ZONE_RT SWING_RT CONTACT_RT Z_SWING_RT O_SWING_RT Z_CONTACT_RT O_CONTACT_RT SW_STRK_RT

Injury History  —  No longer being updated

Last Update: 12/31/2014 23:59 ET

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation
1947-05-08 1947-07-11 60-DL 64 0 Right Knee Soreness Possible Refracture - -
1946-06-30 1946-09-24 86 0 Right Knee Fracture Patella From Batted Ball - -

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BP Articles

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  Title Author Date
This article requires BP Premium accessWhat You Need to Know: June 23, 2015Daniel Rathman2015-06-23
This article requires BP Premium accessWestern Front: Zeroes and OnesGeoff Young2013-01-15
BP Unfiltered: Double Double, Arms in TroubleGeoff Young2012-08-23
Wezen-Ball: Fenway Illustrated, circa 1946Larry Granillo2012-04-13
The BP Broadside: Jorge Posada and the Third-String YankeesSteven Goldman2012-01-30
Heartburn Hardball: Jack Morris in MotionJonathan Bernhardt2012-01-13
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Hit and Run: Barry, Black Jack, and the Big Ballot SurgesJay Jaffe2012-01-10
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Hit and Run: Morris on the Ballot, Smith to CloseJay Jaffe2011-12-30
Baseball ProGUESTus: The Impact of World Series Starts (or How Much Was Jack Morris Really Worth?)Sean Smith2011-03-04
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Hit and Run: Disasterpiece TheaterJay Jaffe2010-09-29
This article requires BP Premium accessAnother Look: Hitting Pitchers and Some Who Couldn'tBob Hertzel2010-08-31
This article requires BP Premium accessYou Could Look It Up: He Should Have Picked LeeSteven Goldman2009-11-01
This article requires BP Premium accessOn the Beat: Outside and Looking InJohn Perrotto2009-05-03
This article requires BP Premium accessOn the Beat: Cooper's OptimismJohn Perrotto2009-04-19
This article requires BP Premium accessOn the Beat: Week One WrapJohn Perrotto2009-04-12
This article requires BP Premium accessYou Could Look It Up: How Things Have ChangedSteven Goldman2009-02-26
This article requires BP Premium accessOn the Beat: Ruminations and MeditationsJohn Perrotto2009-01-14
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Hit and Run: Unfinished BusinessJay Jaffe2008-01-31
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Hit and Run: Dissecting the 2008 Hall of Fame VoteJay Jaffe2008-01-09
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Matchups: The MismatchesJim Baker2007-12-21
This article requires BP Premium accessWhen Four Aces Don't Matter: The 1940 White SoxBrandon Isleib2007-11-21
This article requires BP Premium accessYou Could Look It Up: Sweepers, Part 2Steven Goldman2007-11-05
This article requires BP Premium access2006--Setting the Stage: Pack Your Bag WellJay Jaffe2006-03-30
Prospectus Hit List: Week of September 4Jay Jaffe2005-09-07
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Matchups: Making History the Bad WayJim Baker2004-09-14
This article requires BP Premium accessYou Could Look It Up: Gamesmanship, DammitSteven Goldman2004-06-02
This article requires BP Premium accessYou Could Look It Up: Managers Reconsidered, Part IISteven Goldman2004-05-05
This article requires BP Premium accessWhy Great Offenses Often Don't Win: An Anecdotal Journey through the Valley of DespairSteven Goldman2003-09-16
Lovable Losers: What a Sub-.300 Record May Tell Us About a TeamSteven Goldman2003-06-20
Aim For The Head: Expected vs. Actual WinsKeith Woolner2001-05-16
Aim For The Head: Good-hitting PitchersKeith Woolner2001-05-09


BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2009-05-12 13:00:00 (link to chat)Are you in the camp of "Make Joba a reliever" or "Keep him as a starter"? It seems that right now, he's just not making it through five innings with out a lot of unnecessary difficulty.
(Tim from Tampa, FL)
Then again, he's leading Yankees starters in ERA. There is some difficulty right now, but until he shows he can't worth through it, he's a starter. Besides, with Hughes in the majors, Wang wounded, and Ian Kennedy having an aneurysm cut out of his armpit, who should take over for Joba? Red Ruffing?

Sometimes, just to tease me, when I say to my wife, "Matt Scherzer had a good start tonight" or Rick Porcello, or Chad Billingsley, she'll say, "But he'd be more valuable in the bullpen." I have a great wife. Only people who truly love you care enough to give you that kind of grief. (Steven Goldman)
2008-01-08 14:00:00 (link to chat)Has anyone ever come as close as Rice without eventually getting in?
(WCherniak from Woodbine, Md.)
Yes, if you mean getting in on the BBWAA ballot as opposed to the VC one. Nellie Fox got 74.7 percent in his final year, Jim Bunning 74.2, Orlando Cepeda 73.5 and Red Ruffing 72.6. All were eventually selected, Ruffing via a runoff (which happened when the writers came up empty the first time around) and the rest via the VC. (Jay Jaffe)


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