New-York Historical Society's Bill Shannon Dictionary of New York Sports

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Red Ruffing

Red Ruffing (Baseball.  Born, Granville, IL, May 5, 1904; died, Mayfield Heights, OH, Feb. 17, 1986.)  Another pitcher who traveled the well-worn road from Boston to New York, Charles Herbert Ruffing was traded to the Yankees by the Red Sox May 6, 1930, for outfielder Cedric Durst.  Ruffing promptly became one of the mainstays of […]

Red Ormsby

Red Ormsby (Baseball.  Born, Chicago, IL, Apr. 3, 1895; died, Chicago, IL, Oct. 11, 1962.)  A combat Marine during the First World War, Emmett T. Ormsby was an A.L. umpire for 19 seasons (1923-41).  Ormsby was gassed Nov. 9, 1918, during the Argonne offensive that ended the war.  The armistice was declared two days later, […]

Hal Chase

Hal Chase (Baseball.  Born, Los Gatos, CA, Feb. 13, 1883; died, Colusa, CA, May 18, 1947.)  A brilliant defensive first baseman, a solid hitter, and a thoroughly unsavory character, Harold Homer Chase played parts of nine seasons with the Yankees (then known as the Highlanders) and managed them for a bit over a season.  Chase […]

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