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Lot # 235: Red Ruffing Photograph Used For His 1941 Double Play Baseball Card (PSA Type I)

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Item was in Auction "2024 Winter Pop-Up",
which ran from 1/14/2024 7:00 PM to
1/28/2024 10:00 PM

Displayed is a Red Ruffing Type I original news service photo, from International News Photos, used for Ruffing's 1941 Double Play baseball card. Charles "Red" Ruffing was always hard to stop. He was an amateur ballplayer of 15, as a first baseman and outfielder, when he lost four toes from his left foot in a mining accident. Because he lost considerable foot speed after his accident, Ruffing became a pitcher. Showing sportsmanship, the other teams in his amateur league agreed not to bunt on him. As a Major Leaguer, Ruffing broke in with the Boston Red Sox and led the American League in losses in both 1928 and 1929. His 25 losses in 1928 tied a modern Major League record. "That's sure a record not to be broken," said Hall of Famer Ruffing. "I hope not, because it makes for a good topic when I go out and make speeches." Once again, Ruffing didn't let anything stop him. He moved on to the New York Yankees and had only one losing season in 15 seasons, and he was a part of six World Champion teams for the Yankees, with a 7-2 personal record in the Fall Classic. Ruffing finished with a lifetime record of 273-225, with a career 3.80 ERA. He was also a fine hitter, often used as a pinch hitter. He hit over .300 in seven seasons, with a peak of .364 in 1930, and with a lifetime 36 homers and 273 RBIs. The photo measures 4.25x6.7" and is in excellent condition, It has been encapsulated and PSA certified Type I AUTHENTIC.

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