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Charles Herbert "Red" Ruffing (May 3, 1904 - February 17, 1986) was a Major League Baseball pitcher most remembered for his time with the highly successful New York Yankees teams of the 1930s and 1940s. Jump to: navigation, search May 3 is the 123rd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (124th in leap years). ... Jump to: navigation, search 1904 is a leap year starting on a Friday (link will take you to calendar). ... Jump to: navigation, search February 17 is the 48th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Jump to: navigation, search 1986 is a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Jump to: navigation, search MLB logo Major League Baseball (MLB) is the highest level of play in professional baseball in the world. ... In baseball or softball, a starting pitcher, often abbreviated as starter, is the pitcher who pitches the first pitch to the first batter of a game. ... Jump to: navigation, search The New York Yankees are a Major League baseball team based in The Bronx, New York City. ... Jump to: navigation, search // Events and trends The 1930s were described as an an abrupt shift to more radical lifestyles, as countries were struggling to find a solution to the global depression. ... // Events and trends The 1940s were dominated by World War II, the most destructive armed conflict in history. ...


Born in Granville, Illinois, Ruffing suffered the loss of four toes on his left foot in a freak mine accident as a youth. Subsequently transformed from an outfielder to a pitcher, Ruffing made his major league debut in 1924 with the Boston Red Sox, pitching without a decision over 23 innings of work. He saw regular playing time with the Sox over the next few years but had limited success. His best year, in terms of earned run performance, came in 1928, when he posted a respectable 3.89 ERA; however, he also received abysmal offensive support and consequently suffered 25 losses to only 10 wins. Granville is a village located in Putnam County, Illinois. ... State nickname: Land of Lincoln, The Prairie State Other U.S. States Capital Springfield Largest city Chicago Governor Rod Blagojevich (D) Senators Richard Durbin (D) Barack Obama (D) Official languages English Area 149,998 km² (25th)  - Land 143,968 km²  - Water 6,030 km² (4. ... An outfielder moves in to catch a fly ball Outfielder is a collective term including left fielder, center fielder, and right fielder, the three positions in baseball farthest from the batter. ... A baseball pitcher delivers the ball to home plate In baseball, the pitcher is the player who throws the baseball from the pitchers mound toward the catcher to begin each play, with the goal of retiring a batter who attempts to either make contact with it or draw a... See also: 1923 in sports, 1925 in sports and the list of years in sports. Football (American) Cleveland Bulldogs win National Football League title Football (Australian Rules) Victorian Football League Essendon wins the 28th VFL Premiership (under the finals system used, no grand final was played) Brownlow Medal awarded for... Jump to: navigation, search The Boston Red Sox are a Major League Baseball team located in Boston, Massachusetts. ... See also: 1927 in sports, other events of 1928, 1929 in sports and the list of years in sports. Cricket 23 June-26 June, London - West Indies play their first Test match, against England. ... In baseball statistics, earned run average (ERA) is the mean of earned runs given up by a pitcher per nine innings pitched. ...


Ruffing's career was renewed by a mid-season trade in 1930 which sent him to the New York Yankees. Buoyed by the offensive production of greats Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig, he won 15 games after the trade despite a hefty 4.14 ERA. Ruffing eventually turned into an ace, winning 20 games or more four times in a row from 1936 to 1939, and striking out a league high 190 batters in 1932. He regularly contended for the ERA crown, twice posting ERAs under 3.00, and appeared in seven World Series, won six (1932, 1936 - 1939, 1941), and posted a 7-2 career post-season record with a 2.63 ERA. See also: 1929 in sports, 1931 in sports and the list of years in sports. Cricket 10 January-13 January, Christchurch - New Zealand plays its first Test match, against England. ... Jump to: navigation, search The New York Yankees are a Major League baseball team based in The Bronx, New York City. ... Jump to: navigation, search George Herman Ruth, (b. ... Jump to: navigation, search New York Yankees great Lou Gehrig Henry Louis Gehrig, born Ludwig Heinrich Gehrig (born June 19, 1903 in New York City, New York -- died June 2, 1941 in New York City, New York,) was a Major League first baseman who played his entire career for the... See also: 1935 in sports, 1937 in sports and the list of years in sports. Events May 12: Jockey Ralph Neves was involved in a racing accident at Bay Meadows Racetrack in San Mateo, California and mistakenly pronounced dead. ... See also: 1938 in sports, other events of 1939, 1940 in sports and the list of years in sports. Many sporting events did not take place because of World War II. Auto Racing August 11 - Jean Bugatti, automobile designer and the 30-year-old son of Ettore Bugatti, died in... In baseball, a strikeout or strike out (denoted by K, K-S, or SO) occurs when the batter receives three strikes during his time at bat. ... See also: 1931 in sports, 1933 in sports and the list of years in sports. Baseball Brooklyns major league baseball team, known informally until now as the Superbas, the Robins, or the Trolley Dodgers, officially selects the name Brooklyn Dodgers. ... Jump to: navigation, search In baseball, the World Series is the championship series of Major League Baseball in the United States and Canada, played in October after the end of the regular season between the pennant winner of the American League and the pennant winner of the National League. ... See also: 1940 in sports, 1942 in sports and the list of years in sports. Many sporting events did not take place because of World War II. Baseball The New York Yankees won the World Series, beating the Brooklyn Dodgers by 4 games to 1. ...


After missing the 1942 and 1943 seasons due to the war, Ruffing was unable to regain his ace material upon returning in 1945. After moving to the Chicago White Sox in 1947, he retired. He finished his career with 273 wins, 225 losses, 1987 strikeouts and a 3.80 ERA. Ruffing was also an accomplished hitter, hitting 36 home runs and batting .269 in 1937 career at-bats. See also: 1941 in sports, other events of 1942, 1943 in sports and the list of years in sports. Many sporting events did not take place because of World War II. // Baseball January 4: Hall of Fame election: Rogers Hornsby is elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame, getting 78... See also: 1942 in sports, 1944 in sports and the list of years in sports. Many sporting events did not take place because of World War II. Baseball World Series: New York Yankees defeats St. ... Jump to: navigation, search World War II was a truly global conflict with many facets: immense human suffering, fierce indoctrinations, and the use of new, extremely devastating weapons such as the atom bomb World War II, also known as the Second World War, was a mid-20th-century conflict that... See also: 1944 in sports, other events of 1945, 1946 in sports and the list of years in sports. Many sporting events did not take place because of World War II. // Baseball January 28: Hall of Fame election: Baseball writers fail to elect a new inductee. ... Jump to: navigation, search The Chicago White Sox are a Major League Baseball team based in Chicago, Illinois. ... -1... For other uses of the phrase see Home run (disambiguation) In baseball, a home run is a base hit in which the batter is able to circle all the bases, ending at home plate and scoring a run himself (along with a run for each runner who was already on... Batting average is a statistic in both baseball and cricket measuring the performance of baseball hitters and cricket batsmen, respectively. ...


Ruffing was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1967. On July 10, 2004, the Yankees dedicated a plaque in his memory to hang in Monument Park at Yankee Stadium. The National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum, located at 25 Main Street in Cooperstown, New York, United States, is a semi-official museum operated by private interests that serves as the central point for the study of the history of baseball in North America, the display of baseball-related... See also: 1966 in sports, 1968 in sports and the list of years in sports. Auto Racing Stock car racing: Mario Andretti wins the Daytona 500 NASCAR Championship — Richard Petty Indianapolis 500 — A.J. Foyt USAC Racing — A.J. Foyt won the season championship Formula One Champion — New Zealand 24... Jump to: navigation, search July 10 is the 191st day (192nd in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian Calendar, with 174 days remaining. ... Jump to: navigation, search 2004(MMIV) is a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Yankee Stadium is the home stadium of the New York Yankees, a major league baseball team. ...


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Red Ruffing - Definition, explanation (385 words)
Ruffing's career was renewed by a mid-season trade in 1930 which sent him to the New York Yankees.
Ruffing eventually turned into an ace, winning 20 games or more four times in a row from 1936 to 1939, and striking out a league high 190 batters in 1932.
After missing the 1942 and 1943 seasons due to the war, Ruffing was unable to regain his ace material upon returning in 1945.
Boston Red Sox - BaseballWiki (5315 words)
Red Sox fans remember 1967 as the year of the "Impossible Dream." The slogan refers to the hit song from the popular musical play "Man of La Mancha." The team had finished the 1966 season in ninth place, but they found new life with Yaz leading the team to the World Series.
In 2002, the Red Sox were sold by president and Yawkey trustee John Harrington to a consortium headed by principal owner John Henry with Tom Werner serving as executive chairman and Larry Lucchino serving as president and CEO.
During the 2003-04 offseason, the Red Sox acquired another ace pitcher in Curt Schilling to bolster the pitching staff, and expectations again ran high that 2004 would finally be the year that the Red Sox ended their championship drought.
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