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Bruce Wayne Ruffin (born October 4, 1963) is an American former professional baseball pitcher who played for the Philadelphia Phillies (1986–91), Milwaukee Brewers (1992) and Colorado Rockies (1993–97).

Bruce Ruffin
Born: (1963-10-04) October 4, 1963 (age 55)
Lubbock, Texas
Batted: Both Threw: Left
MLB debut
June 28, 1986, for the Philadelphia Phillies
Last MLB appearance
June 26, 1997, for the Colorado Rockies
MLB statistics
Win–loss record60–82
Earned run average4.19

Ruffin is a 1982 graduate of J. M. Hanks High School. Ruffin later attended the University of Texas where he was a member of the 1983 National Champional Squad.[1] He was selected in the second round of the 1985 Major League Baseball draft. He finished 7th in voting for the 1986 National League Rookie of the Year with a 9-4 record and a 2.46 ERA. He was promoted from the minor leagues to replace Steve Carlton in the Phillies' rotation after Carlton's release.

His son Chance was later a pitcher for the Seattle Mariners.

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ 1987 Topps baseball card # 499