Born: September 17, 1879, Calvert, Texas
Died: December 9, 1930, Kankakee, Illinois
Chicago Union Giants (1902), Cuban X-Giants (1903), Philadelphia Giants (1904-1906), Leland Giants (1907-1910), Chicago American Giants (1911-1926)
Elected to the Hall of Fame by Veterans Committee: 1981
This Day in Baseball History
On June 17, 1936, Charles “Red” Ruffing of the New York Yankees sets an American League record for pitchers by piling up 10 total bases. The Hall of Fame hurler hits two home runs as part of a four-hit day, helping the Yankees to a 15-4 crushing of the Cleveland Indians.