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Vern RuhleTrack this Player High Level: MLB Stat Years: 1972-1987 MLB Years: 1974-1986
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Drafted

PositionsP-381Position when DraftedpPlayer Listed UnderMajor Leaguers
Proper NameVernon Gerald Ruhle
Height6-1Weight187BatsRightThrowsRight
Born DateJanuary 25,1951PlaceColeman,Michigan
Death DateJanuary 20,2007 [55.360]
High SchoolColeman Community (Coleman,MI)
CollegeOlivet College (Olivet,MI)

DraftedSelected by the Detroit Tigers [Team Picks] in the 17th round (404th overall) of the 1972 Amateur Entry Draft [Signed]
MLB DebutSeptember 9,1974 [23.227]
OrganizationsHOU [7] DET [6] CAL [2] CLE [1] Awards0
TBC Player ID17448Retrosheet IDruhlv001MLBAM ID121548
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Player Notes:   First player ever drafted out of Olivet College in 1972
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Career Talent RatingsPitchingStrikeouts26Walks86Hittable39SO/BB69vsPower39Hitting20Durability50Team.489Ratings Explained

Pitching Statistics

TopStats GlossaryPitching DetailsStatistical FeatsRemove Filters
YearTeamLeagueLvlOrgUnifPosAgeWLERAGGSGRCGSHGFSVIPHRERHRBBSOWPBKHBWHIPH9HR9BB9SO9K-BBWpctFIP
1972nullRk--Rel21021.29404000028.0246405300001.047.71--1.619.646.00.000-
1972nullA+--Rel21584.7513013000072.0875338028530001.6010.88--3.506.631.89.385-
1972Minor Totals (2 teams)Minor--Rel05103.78170170000100.01115942033830001.449.99--2.977.472.52.333-
1973nullA+--Rel22652.0615015000096.0812722024670001.097.59--2.256.282.79.545-
1973nullAA--Rel22622.8910010000081.0723326017340001.108.00--1.893.782.00.750-
1973Minor Totals (2 teams)Minor--Rel01272.44250250000177.015360480411010001.107.78--2.085.142.46.632-
1974nullAA--Rel23500.60505000045.02963012320000.915.80--2.406.402.671.000-
1974nullAAA--Rel231354.04220220000156.01788070042940001.4110.27--2.425.422.24.722-
1974Minor Totals (2 teams)Minor--Rel01853.27270270000201.020786730541260001.309.27--2.425.642.33.783-
1974Detroit TigersALMLBdet31S/R23202.73532101033.035131016100001.249.550.271.642.731.671.0002.91
1975Detroit TigersALMLBdet31ST2411124.03323118310190.0199104851765672101.399.430.813.083.171.03.4784.07
1976Detroit TigersALMLBdet31ST259123.92323205100199.222799871959880001.4310.230.862.663.971.49.4293.88
1977Evansville TripletsAmerAAAdet-S/R26146.861046000021.031191649150001.9013.291.713.866.431.67.200-
1977Detroit TigersALMLBdet31S/R26355.7014104001066.0834442915274001.4811.261.222.043.661.80.3754.37
1978Columbus AstrosSouAAhou-ST27411.85550410039.0329838251001.037.380.691.855.773.13.800-
1978Charleston CharliesILAAAhou-ST27442.7813130510094.0893629516481001.128.520.481.534.603.00.500-
1978Minor Totals (2 teams)Minor--ST0852.50181809200133.01214537824732001.098.190.541.624.943.04.615-
1978Houston AstrosNLMLBhou48S/R27332.1213103221068.0571716020271101.137.54--2.653.571.35.5002.67
1979Houston AstrosNLMLBhou48S/R28264.0713103220066.064333098332001.098.681.221.094.484.13.2503.86
1980Houston AstrosNLMLBhou48S/R291242.37282266210159.01485142729550201.118.360.401.643.111.90.7503.18
1981Houston AstrosNLMLBhou48S/R30462.91201551031102.0973633620390001.158.560.531.763.441.95.4003.19
1982Houston AstrosNLMLBhou48S/R319133.933121103231149.016981651224560101.3010.210.721.453.382.33.4093.50
1983Houston AstrosNLMLBhou48S/R32853.694193200113114.210749471336431001.258.401.022.833.371.19.6154.42
1984Houston AstrosNLMLBhou48Rel33194.58406340011290.01125846529602001.5611.160.502.895.982.07.1003.12
1985Cleveland IndiansALMLBcle48S/R342104.324216261073125.013965601630542001.3510.011.152.163.891.80.1674.20
1986San Jose BeesCalifA+--ST35213.00330210021.02010704162001.148.57--1.716.864.00.667-
1986Edmonton TrappersPCLAAAcal-S/R35014.15826004026.030141224170001.3110.380.691.385.884.25.000-
1986Minor Totals (2 teams)Minor--S/R0223.641156214047.050241928332001.239.570.381.536.324.13.500-
1986California AngelsALMLBcal43Rel35134.1516313005147.246252257231001.118.690.941.324.343.29.2503.61
1987Edmonton TrappersPCLAAAcal-S/R36076.2625916009077.21006354828375001.6511.590.933.244.291.32.000-
MLB Totals - 13 Season(s)Filter67883.73327188139291245111409.0148367558511934858215501.309.460.762.223.711.67.4321.01
Minor League Totals - 7 Season(s)Filter46403.441333697113130756.2773356289221974689001.289.190.262.345.572.38.535-
AAA Totals - 5 Season(s)Filter18214.3578285051130374.242821218119992116001.4110.280.462.385.072.13.462-
AA Totals - 3 Season(s)Filter1532.02205154100165.01334837337911001.037.250.162.024.962.46.833-
A+ Totals - 3 Season(s)Filter13143.19313282100189.018890670561362001.298.95--2.676.482.43.481-
Rk Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter021.29404000028.0246405300001.047.71--1.619.646.00.000-
Houston Astros Totals - 7 Season(s)Filter39463.351869393148307748.2754325279521663136401.239.050.621.993.761.89.459-
Detroit Tigers Totals - 4 Season(s)Filter25294.128376714430488.1544260224461451926101.4110.010.852.673.531.32.463-
Cleveland Indians Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter2104.324216261073125.013965601630542001.3510.011.152.163.891.80.167-
California Angels Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter134.1516313005147.246252257231001.118.690.941.324.343.29.250-
Average MLB - Per ~220 innings10143.735129225272220.0231105911954912101.309.460.762.223.711.67.4171.01
Average Minor - Per ~220 innings13123.443910293140220.0225104846571363001.289.190.262.345.572.38.520-

Batting Statistics

TopStats GlossaryBatting DetailsStatistical FeatsRemove Filters
YearTeamLeagueLvlOrgUnifPosAgeGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPSHSFIBBDPAVGOBPSLGOPSTBXBHPAbabipISOSecAwOBABB%SO%K-BBHR%AB/HRXBH%
1977Evansville TripletsAmerAAAdet-26104000000001400000.000.200.000.200005.000.000.250.14220.0080.004.000.000.000.00
1978Houston AstrosNLMLBhou48p2713180100010021401001.056.150.056.2061021.250.000.111.1169.5266.677.000.000.000.00
1979Houston AstrosNLMLBhou48p2813193110000011102000.053.100.105.2052122.125.052.105.1004.5550.0011.000.000.00100.00
1980Houston AstrosNLMLBhou48p29284971230020041504002.245.302.306.60815357.353.061.143.2817.0226.323.750.000.0025.00
1981Houston AstrosNLMLBhou48p3020241610030061104000.250.400.292.6927134.462.042.292.33817.6532.351.830.000.0016.67
1982Houston AstrosNLMLBhou48p3131410400010142715000.098.196.098.2944051.286.000.073.1567.8452.946.750.000.000.00
1983Houston AstrosNLMLBhou48p3241191200020031104000.105.227.105.3322026.250.000.158.17911.5442.313.670.000.000.00
1984Houston AstrosNLMLBhou48p334012010000002700000.083.214.083.2971014.200.000.167.16614.2950.003.500.000.000.00
MLB Totals - 7 Season(s)Filter18618212275009012296120003.148.244.176.420325225.314.028.143.0009.7842.674.360.000.0018.52
Minor League Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter104000000001400000.000.200.000.200005.000.000.250.00020.0080.004.000.000.000.00
AAA Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter104000000001400000.000.200.000.200005.000.000.250.00020.0080.004.000.000.000.00
Houston Astros Totals - 7 Season(s)Filter18618212275009012296120003.148.244.176.420325225.314.028.143.0009.7842.674.360.000.0018.52
Average MLB - Per 162 games16215910244008011984117003.148.244.176.420284196.314.028.143.0009.7842.674.360.000.0018.52
Average Minor - Per 162 games1626500000000166500000.000.200.000.2000081.000.000.250.00020.0080.004.000.000.000.00

Fielding Statistics

TopPositions by DayStats GlossaryAbout Fielding Data
YearTeam NameLgLevelOrgAgePosGGSInnPOAEDPTCTSCFPctRFgRFiSBCSSB%PBGPPos-ShareTm-Share
1974Detroit TigersALMLBdet23P5-3341--551.0001.000.15-----5100.03.1
1975Detroit TigersALMLBdet24P32-1901519513934.8721.060.18-----32100.020.1
1976Detroit TigersALMLBdet25P32-1991428-142421.0001.310.21-----32100.019.9
1977Detroit TigersALMLBdet26P14-6657111312.9230.860.18-----14100.08.6
1978Columbus Astros SouAAhou27P5--24--661.0001.20------5100.03.5
1978Charleston Charlies ILAAAhou27P13--211--13131.0001.00------13100.09.3
1978Houston AstrosNLMLBhou27P13-6847--11111.0000.850.16-----13100.08.0
1979Houston AstrosNLMLBhou28P13-6635--881.0000.620.12-----13100.08.0
1980Houston AstrosNLMLBhou29P28-1591517223432.9411.140.20-----28100.017.2
1981Houston AstrosNLMLBhou30P20-10249-213131.0000.650.13-----20100.018.2
1982Houston AstrosNLMLBhou31P31-149923213432.9411.030.21-----31100.019.1
1983Houston AstrosNLMLBhou32P41-1141219--31311.0000.760.27-----41100.025.3
1984Houston AstrosNLMLBhou33P40-90418212422.9170.550.24-----40100.024.7
1985Cleveland IndiansALMLBcle34P42-1251513--28281.0000.670.22-----42100.025.9
1986San Jose Bees CalifA+-35P3--23--551.0001.67------3100.02.1
1986Edmonton Trappers PCLAAAcal35P8--31--441.0000.50------8100.05.7
1986California AngelsALMLBcal35P16-47781-1615.9380.940.32-----16100.09.9
1987Edmonton Trappers PCLAAAcal36P25--87111615.9380.60------25100.017.5
MLB Totals for P - 13 season(s)-   P327-1408111174139298285.9560.870.20-----3270.00.0
AAA Totals for P - 3 season(s)-   P46--1319113332.9700.70------460.00.0
AA Totals for P - 1 season(s)-   P5--24--661.0001.20------50.00.0
A+ Totals for P - 1 season(s)-   P3--23--551.0001.67------30.00.0

Fielding Statistics - Position Grid

TopPositions by DayStats GlossaryAbout Fielding Data
YearTeam NameLeagueLevelOrgAgePC1B2BSS3BLFCFRFOFDH
1974Detroit TigersALMLBdet235----------
1975Detroit TigersALMLBdet2432----------
1976Detroit TigersALMLBdet2532----------
1977Detroit TigersALMLBdet2614----------
1978Columbus Astros SouAAhou275----------
1978Charleston Charlies ILAAAhou2713----------
1978Houston AstrosNLMLBhou2713----------
1979Houston AstrosNLMLBhou2813----------
1980Houston AstrosNLMLBhou2928----------
1981Houston AstrosNLMLBhou3020----------
1982Houston AstrosNLMLBhou3131----------
1983Houston AstrosNLMLBhou3241----------
1984Houston AstrosNLMLBhou3340----------
1985Cleveland IndiansALMLBcle3442----------
1986San Jose Bees CalifA+-353----------
1986Edmonton Trappers PCLAAAcal358----------
1986California AngelsALMLBcal3516----------
1987Edmonton Trappers PCLAAAcal3625----------

Other Pitching Statistics

TopRegular Season PitchingAbout 'Other' Stats
YearTeamLeagueCategoryAgeWLERAGGSGRCGSHOGFSVIPHRERHRBBSOWPBKHBWHIPH9HR9BB9SO9K-BBRA9WPct
1980Houston AstrosChamp. SeriesMLB29003.861007.0831301.2910.290.001.293.863.000.00.000
1981Houston AstrosDiv SeriesMLB30012.251108.0422100.754.500.002.251.130.500.00.000
1986California AngelsChamp. SeriesMLB350013.501000.22100010.0027.000.000.000.0000.00.000
MLB Playoffs - Divisional Series Totals - 1 yrs012.2510110008.0402021000.754.500.002.251.130.500.00.000
MLB Playoffs - Championship Series Totals - 2 yrs004.7020200007.71004013001.4311.740.001.173.523.000.00.000

Other Batting Statistics

TopRegular Season BattingStats GlossaryAbout 'Other' Stats
YearTeamLeagueCategoryAgeGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPSHSFIBBDPAVGOBPSLGOPSTBXBHPAbabipISOSecABB%SO%K-BBHR%AB/HRXBH%
1980Houston AstrosChamp. SeriesMLB2913000000000100000.000.000.000.000003.000.000.0000.0033.330.000.000.000.00
1981Houston AstrosDiv SeriesMLB3011000000000100000.000.000.000.000001.000.000.0000.00100.000.000.000.000.00
MLB Playoffs - Divisional Series Totals - 1 yrs11000000000100000.000.000.000.000001.000.000.0000.00100.000.000.000.000.00
MLB Playoffs - Championship Series Totals - 1 yrs13000000000100000.000.000.000.000003.000.000.0000.0033.330.000.000.000.00

Jobs in Baseball

TopAbout Jobs
YearTeamLgLevelCategoryOrgAgeJobGWLPctGBLRankManager/HCPlayoffs
1990Cal State FullertonNCAANCAA-39Assistant Coach.000--None listed
1991University of OklahomaNCAANCAACollege-40Assistant Coach241311.542--0Larry Cochell
1992University of OklahomaNCAANCAACollege-41Assistant Coach24177.708--0Larry Cochell
1993University of OklahomaNCAANCAACollege-42Assistant Coach271314.481--0Larry Cochell
1994University of OklahomaNCAANCAACollege-43Assistant Coach30219.700--0Larry Cochell
1995University of OklahomaNCAANCAACollege-44Assistant Coach28217.750--0Larry Cochell
1995Minnesota TwinsALMLBMLBmin44Scout1445688.38944.05Tom Kelly
1997Houston AstrosNLMLBMLBhou46Pitching Coach1628478.519--1Larry DierkerLost in 1st Round (Braves)
1998Houston AstrosNLMLBMLBhou47Pitching Coach16210260.630--1Larry DierkerLost in 1st Round (Padres)
1999Houston AstrosNLMLBMLBhou48Pitching Coach1629765.599--1Larry DierkerLost in 1st Round (Braves)
2000Houston AstrosNLMLBMLBhou49Pitching Coach1627290.44423.04Larry Dierker
2001Philadelphia PhilliesNLMLBMLBphi50Pitching Coach1628676.5312.02Larry Bowa
2002Philadelphia PhilliesNLMLBMLBphi51Pitching Coach1618081.49721.53Larry Bowa-
2003New York MetsNLMLBMLBnyn52Pitching Coach1616695.41034.55Art Howe-
2004Billings MustangsPioRkMinorcin53Pitching Coach743737.5004.53Luis AguayoLost in Finals
2005Cincinnati RedsNLMLBMLBcin54Pitching Coach1627389.45127.05Jerry Narron,Dave Miley-
2006Cincinnati RedsNLMLBMLBcin55Pitching Coach1628082.4943.53Jerry Narron
* The team record above is related to the full season for that team. It is possible that the job was only held for part of the season.
* MLB in Bold
* Highlighted rows indicate league champions

Roster Transactions

Top Change of Organization Injuries/DL Contracts
Tranx DatePosOrganizationAssignment40mStatusTypeTransaction DescriptionAgeRoster for Current Team
1987-02-19ContractSigned as Free Agent by Angels. 
1986-11-12Free AgentGranted Free Agency. 
1986-06-05ContractSigned as Free Agent by Angels. 
1985-11-12Free AgentGranted Free Agency. 
1984-12-22ContractSigned as Free Agent by Indians. 
1984-11-08Free AgentGranted Free Agency. 
1978-03-28ContractSigned as Free Agent by Astros. 
1978-03-27Released by Tigers. 
* Transactions data can be divided into 2 eras. 2012-2018 includes all MLB/Minor roster movement whereas 1903-2012 contains only MLB change of organization with some DL-related data since 2000s.

Salaries

TopAbout Salary DataPayroll SectionAll $ are USD
YearTeam NamePayrollAgeSalaryServMLB RkTm RkCentileAboveLeague AvgLeague MinCareer*Contracts
1985Cleveland IndiansTeam Payroll34295,000-3371044370,78060,000295,000
1986California AngelsTeam Payroll3560,000-61437-386,34760,000355,000
* Career earnings are a simple calculation of available yearly salaries listed here. They include only base salary and draft signing bonus. Minor league salaries are excluded. The value is not meant to reflect a player's actual career earnings.
* League minimum salaries are displayed in red