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Dick RuthvenTrack this Player High Level: MLB Stat Years: 1971-1986 MLB Years: 1973-1986
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1st Round Draft Pick
World Series Champion

PositionsP-355Position when DraftedPPlayer Listed UnderMajor Leaguers
Proper NameRichard David Ruthven
Height6-3Weight190BatsRightThrowsRight
Born DateMarch 27,1951 [67.090]PlaceSacramento,California
High SchoolIrvington (Fremont,CA)
CollegeFresno State University (Fresno,CA)

DraftedSelected by the Philadelphia Phillies [Team Picks] in the 1st round (1st overall) of the 1973 Amateur Entry Draft [Signed] ... Selected by the Minnesota Twins [Team Picks] in the 1st round (8th overall) of the 1972 Amateur Entry Draft ... Selected by the Baltimore Orioles [Team Picks] in the 20th round (473rd overall) of the 1969 Amateur Entry Draft
Signing ScoutsEddie Bockman
MLB DebutApril 17,1973 [22.021]
OrganizationsPHI [9] CHN [4] ATL [3] Awards1
TBC Player ID17477Retrosheet IDruthd001MLBAM ID121581
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Player Notes:   Member of the 1972 United States National Baseball team ... Opening Day Starter for Chicago Cubs in 1984
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Career Talent RatingsPitchingStrikeouts54Walks52Hittable47SO/BB54vsPower47Hitting58Durability67Team.497Ratings Explained

Pitching Statistics

TopStats GlossaryPitching DetailsStatistical FeatsRemove Filters
YearTeamLeagueLvlOrgUnifPosAgeWLERAGGSGRCGSHGFSVIPHRERHRBBSOWPBKHBWHIPH9HR9BB9SO9K-BBWpctFIP
1971Fresno State UniversityPCAANCAA-1ST201341.50201829400132.07230220561710000.974.91--3.8211.663.05.765-
1973Philadelphia PhilliesNLMLBphi40ST22694.21252323121128.012569601075988231.568.770.705.266.871.31.4003.87
1974Philadelphia PhilliesNLMLBphi40ST239134.02353506000212.2182106951111615310331.407.700.474.916.471.32.4093.49
1975nullAAA--Rel2410123.18230230000153.014872540691140001.428.71--4.066.711.65.455-
1975Philadelphia PhilliesNLMLBphi40S/R24224.201174003040.2372219222261011.458.190.444.875.751.18.5003.64
1976Atlanta BravesNLMLBatl40ST2514174.19363608400240.025511211214901424581.449.550.523.375.321.58.4523.43
1977Atlanta BravesNLMLBatl40ST267134.23252326210151.015886711462842411.469.420.833.705.011.35.3504.08
1978Atlanta BravesNLMLBatl40ST27264.1113130210081.0784337828453001.318.670.893.115.001.61.2503.79
1978Philadelphia PhilliesNLMLBphi44ST271352.99202009200150.213652501328753101.098.120.781.674.482.68.7223.27
1979Philadelphia PhilliesNLMLBphi44ST28754.27202003200122.012159581037583021.298.900.742.724.271.57.5833.80
1980Philadelphia PhilliesNLMLBphi44ST2917103.55333306100223.02419988974864331.419.710.362.983.471.16.6303.54
1981Philadelphia PhilliesNLMLBphi44ST301275.15232215000146.216294841054806131.479.940.613.314.911.48.6323.56
1982Philadelphia PhilliesNLMLBphi44ST3111113.79333128200204.0189998618591156261.218.320.792.605.071.95.5003.69
1983Philadelphia PhilliesNLMLBphi44ST32135.61770000033.2462321510260001.6612.301.342.676.952.60.2504.03
1983Chicago CubsNLMLBchn44ST321294.10252505200149.015678681728731001.239.401.021.694.402.61.5713.82
1984Lodi CrushersCalifA+chn-S/R33104.0021100109.09440280001.229.00--2.008.004.001.000-
1984Chicago CubsNLMLBchn44ST336105.04232210000126.215475711441552141.5410.940.992.913.911.34.3754.40
1985Chicago CubsNLMLBchn44S/R34474.5320155003087.01034944637260001.6010.610.623.812.680.70.3644.25
1986Chicago CubsNLMLBchn44Rel35005.06606003010.212964630001.6910.123.375.062.530.50-8.77
MLB Totals - 14 Season(s)Filter1231274.143553322361171212104.02155107597016576711455322341.399.200.703.274.891.49.4921.07
Minor League Totals - 2 Season(s)Filter11123.22251240010162.015776580711220001.418.72--3.946.781.72.478-
AAA Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter10123.18230230000153.014872540691140001.428.71--4.066.711.65.455-
A+ Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter104.0021100109.09440280001.229.00--2.008.004.001.000-
NCAA Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter1341.50201829400132.07230220561710000.974.91--3.8211.663.05.765-
Philadelphia Phillies Totals - 9 Season(s)Filter78654.002071989408511259.21239623561884757174112211.368.830.633.395.111.51.545-
Atlanta Braves Totals - 3 Season(s)Filter23364.197472216710472.0491241220361802719991.429.360.693.435.161.51.390-
Chicago Cubs Totals - 4 Season(s)Filter22264.557462125260372.0425211189411121573141.4410.230.992.703.781.40.458-
Average MLB - Per ~220 innings13134.14373526210220.022511210117801196241.399.200.703.274.891.49.5001.07
Average Minor - Per ~220 innings15163.22341330010220.0213103790961660001.418.72--3.946.781.72.484-

Batting Statistics

TopStats GlossaryBatting DetailsStatistical FeatsRemove Filters
YearTeamLeagueLvlOrgUnifPosAgeGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPSHSFIBBDPAVGOBPSLGOPSTBXBHPAbabipISOSecAwOBABB%SO%K-BBHR%AB/HRXBH%
1973Philadelphia PhilliesNLMLBphi40p2227381510020011406000.132.154.158.3126145.208.026.053.1462.2231.1114.000.000.0020.00
1974Philadelphia PhilliesNLMLBphi40p23356811310051101905000.191.191.206.39714173.265.015.015.1820.0026.030.000.000.007.69
1975Philadelphia PhilliesNLMLBphi40p241213120001000302000.154.154.154.3082015.200.000.000.1420.0020.000.000.000.000.00
1976Atlanta BravesNLMLBatl40p25377661310050132119001.171.213.184.39714189.236.013.039.1923.3723.607.000.000.007.69
1977Atlanta BravesNLMLBatl40p26254541211130021505002.267.298.400.69818352.379.133.178.3093.8528.857.501.9245.0025.00
1978Atlanta BravesNLMLBatl40p2713240200000001103000.083.083.083.1662027.154.000.000.0760.0040.740.000.000.000.00
1978Philadelphia PhilliesNLMLBphi44p27215371502040011403001.283.296.358.65419257.385.075.094.2951.7524.5614.000.000.0013.33
1978Totals for NL-NL         347771702040012506001.221.231.273.50421284.327.052.065.2271.1929.7625.000.000.0011.76
1979Philadelphia PhilliesNLMLBphi44p2821412600000021122000.146.222.146.3686047.200.000.049.1864.2623.405.500.000.000.00
1980Philadelphia PhilliesNLMLBphi44p293368716510811222012001.235.257.338.59523682.348.103.132.2662.4426.8311.000.000.0037.50
1981Philadelphia PhilliesNLMLBphi44p3023502730050021405000.140.173.200.37310357.194.060.100.1743.5124.567.000.000.0042.86
1982Philadelphia PhilliesNLMLBphi44p31336427110501026012101.109.108.156.26410277.179.047.031.1150.0033.770.000.000.0028.57
1983Philadelphia PhilliesNLMLBphi44p3279111000000303000.111.111.222.3332112.167.111.111.1440.0025.000.000.000.00100.00
1983Chicago CubsNLMLBchn44p32255351210030021304002.226.255.245.50013159.300.019.057.2303.3922.036.500.000.008.33
1983Totals for NL-NL         326261320030021607002.210.234.242.47615271.283.032.065.2182.8222.548.000.000.0015.38
1984Chicago CubsNLMLBchn44p3325442730020011805000.159.178.227.40510350.269.068.091.1832.0036.0018.000.000.0042.86
1985Chicago CubsNLMLBchn44p342024150001010706001.208.208.208.4165030.294.000-.042.1880.0023.330.000.000.000.00
1986Chicago CubsNLMLBchn44p3561000000000100000.000.000.000.000001.000.000.000.0000.00100.000.000.000.000.00
MLB Totals - 14 Season(s)Filter363671421231851442516212382109.183.205.230.43515424773.266.047.066.0002.0727.4313.250.13671.0019.51
Philadelphia Phillies Totals - 9 Season(s)Filter2124042472124030238126250103.178.198.228.4269216465.258.050.067.0001.7227.1015.750.000.0022.22
Atlanta Braves Totals - 3 Season(s)Filter751451027211801547117003.186.219.234.453344168.268.048.076.0002.9827.989.400.60145.0014.81
Chicago Cubs Totals - 4 Season(s)Filter76122824400601339015003.197.216.230.446284140.289.033.049.0002.1427.8613.000.000.0016.67
Average MLB - Per 162 games16229919558202012795137004.183.205.230.4356911345.266.047.066.0002.0727.4313.250.13671.0019.51

Fielding Statistics

TopPositions by DayStats GlossaryAbout Fielding Data
YearTeam NameLgLevelOrgAgePosGGSInnPOAEDPTCTSCFPctRFgRFiSBCSSB%PBGPPos-ShareTm-Share
1973Philadelphia PhilliesNLMLBphi22P25-128623623529.8291.160.238657.112792.615.4
1974Philadelphia PhilliesNLMLBphi23P35-212730724437.8411.060.17-----35100.021.6
1975Philadelphia PhilliesNLMLBphi24P11-40252197.7780.640.18-----1291.76.8
1976Atlanta BravesNLMLBatl25P36-2401844126362.9841.720.26-----3797.322.2
1977Atlanta BravesNLMLBatl26P25-1511016513126.8391.040.17-----25100.015.4
1978Philadelphia PhilliesNLMLBphi27P20-1508231-3231.9691.550.21-----2195.212.3
1978Atlanta BravesNLMLBatl27P13-819137-2922.7591.690.27-----13100.08.0
1979Philadelphia PhilliesNLMLBphi28P20-12269111615.9380.750.12-----2195.212.3
1980Philadelphia PhilliesNLMLBphi29P33-2232133636054.9001.640.24-----33100.020.4
1981Philadelphia PhilliesNLMLBphi30P23-14611201-3231.9691.350.21-----23100.021.5
1982Philadelphia PhilliesNLMLBphi31P33-2042216113938.9741.150.19-----33100.020.4
1983Chicago CubsNLMLBchn32P25-1491531224846.9581.840.31-----25100.015.4
1983Philadelphia PhilliesNLMLBphi32P7-3314-2551.0000.710.15-----7100.04.3
1984Chicago CubsNLMLBchn33P23-126819-127271.0001.170.21-----2592.014.3
1985Chicago CubsNLMLBchn34P20-87511111716.9410.800.18-----20100.012.4
1986Chicago CubsNLMLBchn35P6-10-1--111.0000.170.10-----6100.03.8
MLB Totals for P - 14 season(s)-   P355-21021492984119488447.9161.260.218657.113550.00.0

Fielding Statistics - Position Grid

TopPositions by DayStats GlossaryAbout Fielding Data
YearTeam NameLeagueLevelOrgAgePC1B2BSS3BLFCFRFOFDH
1973Philadelphia PhilliesNLMLBphi2225----------
1974Philadelphia PhilliesNLMLBphi2335----------
1975Philadelphia PhilliesNLMLBphi2411----------
1976Atlanta BravesNLMLBatl2536----------
1977Atlanta BravesNLMLBatl2625----------
1978Philadelphia PhilliesNLMLBphi2720----------
1978Atlanta BravesNLMLBatl2713----------
1979Philadelphia PhilliesNLMLBphi2820----------
1980Philadelphia PhilliesNLMLBphi2933----------
1981Philadelphia PhilliesNLMLBphi3023----------
1982Philadelphia PhilliesNLMLBphi3133----------
1983Chicago CubsNLMLBchn3225----------
1983Philadelphia PhilliesNLMLBphi327----------
1984Chicago CubsNLMLBchn3323----------
1985Chicago CubsNLMLBchn3420----------
1986Chicago CubsNLMLBchn356----------

Other Pitching Statistics

TopRegular Season PitchingAbout 'Other' Stats
YearTeamLeagueCategoryAgeWLERAGGSGRCGSHOGFSVIPHRERHRBBSOWPBKHBWHIPH9HR9BB9SO9K-BBRA9WPct
1978Philadelphia PhilliesChamp. SeriesMLB27015.791004.2630301.4311.570.000.005.7900.00.000
1980Philadelphia PhilliesChamp. SeriesMLB29102.002009.0325400.893.000.005.004.000.800.001.000
1980Philadelphia PhilliesWorld SeriesMLB29003.001009.0930701.009.000.000.007.0000.00.000
1981Philadelphia PhilliesDiv SeriesMLB30014.501004.0321001.006.750.002.250.000.000.00.000
MLB Playoffs - Divisional Series Totals - 1 yrs014.5010100004.0302010001.006.750.002.250.000.000.00.000
MLB Playoffs - Championship Series Totals - 2 yrs113.29303000013.7905057001.025.930.003.294.611.400.00.500
MLB Playoffs - World Series Totals - 1 yrs003.0010100009.0903007001.009.000.000.007.0000.00.000

Other Batting Statistics

TopRegular Season BattingStats GlossaryAbout 'Other' Stats
YearTeamLeagueCategoryAgeGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPSHSFIBBDPAVGOBPSLGOPSTBXBHPAbabipISOSecABB%SO%K-BBHR%AB/HRXBH%
1978Philadelphia PhilliesChamp. SeriesMLB2711000000000100000.000.000.000.000001.000.000.0000.00100.000.000.000.000.00
1980Philadelphia PhilliesChamp. SeriesMLB2922000000000200000.000.000.000.000002.000.000.0000.00100.000.000.000.000.00
1981Philadelphia PhilliesDiv SeriesMLB3011000000000000000.000.000.000.000001.000.000.0000.000.000.000.000.000.00
MLB Playoffs - Divisional Series Totals - 1 yrs11000000000000000.000.000.000.000001.000.000.0000.000.000.000.000.000.00
MLB Playoffs - Championship Series Totals - 2 yrs33000000000300000.000.000.000.000003.000.000.0000.00100.000.000.000.000.00

Awards [1]

TopAwards SectionAbout Awards
YearAwards (Notes)# Awards
1982NL Pitcher of the Month (May)1

Roster Transactions

Top Change of Organization Injuries/DL Contracts
Tranx DatePosOrganizationAssignment40mStatusTypeTransaction DescriptionAgeRoster for Current Team
1986-05-06Released by Cubs. 
1983-05-22TradeTraded by Phillies with Bill Johnson to Cubs for Willie Hernandez. 
1978-06-15TradeTraded by Braves to Phillies for Gene Garber. 
1975-12-12TradeTraded by White Sox with Ozzie Osborn and Ken Henderson to Braves for Larvell Blanks and Ralph Garr. 
1975-12-10TradeTraded by Phillies with Alan Bannister and Roy Thomas to White Sox for Mike Buskey and Jim Kaat. 
* 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
1985Chicago CubsTeam Payroll34766,667-94585++370,78060,000766,667
1986Chicago CubsTeam Payroll351,050,000-48394++386,34760,0001,816,667
* 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