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Muddy Ruel


The short bio from the Helmar-R319 card back: “Muddy” dons the “tools of ignorance” as catcher for the Washington Senators. Though slight at 150 pounds, he does not let his size stop him. He has led American League catchers in putouts, assists, double plays, and fielding three times. He was field general for the Senators when they won the World Series in 1924. He averaged .316 in 1923, and .310 in ’25. Before the Senators, Muddy played for the Yankees. In 1920 he was behind the plate, the closest man to Ray Chapman when Carl Mays’ submarine pitch cracked Chapman’s head. Muddy stands 5’8”, bats and throws from the right side.


Birth Date: February 20, 1896
Birth Location: St. Louis, MO
Death Date: November 13, 1963
Death Location: Palo Alto CA, USA
Weight: 150 lb
Height: 5 ft 9 in
Bats: R
Throws: R
Debut Date: May 29, 1915
Final Game Date: August 25, 1934
Years Played: 20
Games Played: 1,468
At Bats: 4,514
Runs: 494
Hits: 1,242
Doubles: 187
Triples: 29
Home Runs: 4
RBIs: 534
Stolen Bases: 61
Base on Balls: 606
Batting Average: 0.275
Position: Catcher

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