Charles Herbert Ruffing
Born: May 3, 1904, Granville, Illinois
Died: February 17, 1986, Mayfield Heights, Ohio
Boston Red Sox (1924-1930), New York Yankees (1930-1942, 1945-1946), Chicago White Sox (1947)
Elected to the Hall of Fame by Baseball Writers: 1967
This Day in Baseball History
On May 22, 1911, Clifford Curtis of the Boston Braves sets a major league record by losing his 23rd consecutive game. Curtis had begun the streak by losing a game on June 13, 1910. Curtis’ record will eventually be broken by Anthony Young, a luckless right-hander with the New York Mets.