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Fenway
01-26-2007, 07:51 AM
CINCINNATI (AP) -- Vern Ruhle, a former major league pitcher and coach for several teams, died after a yearlong battle with cancer. He was 55. (http://www.khou.com/sports/astros/stories/khou070121_as_vernruhledies.8bdb3c0.html)

Dan Shaughnessey this morning recalls Ruhle's place in Red Sox folklore

Vern Ruhle died in Cincinnati last week at the age of 55. If you don't know Ruhle's place in Red Sox history, you're definitely new to the Nation. Ruhle was the hurler who hit rookie Jim Rice with a pitch, breaking the slugger's hand Sept. 21, 1975. It was a pitch that probably cost the Red Sox the '75 World Series.

TommyJohn
01-26-2007, 09:04 AM
Vern Ruhle died in Cincinnati last week at the age of 55. If you don't know Ruhle's place in Red Sox history, you're definitely new to the Nation. Ruhle was the hurler who hit rookie Jim Rice with a pitch, breaking the slugger's hand Sept. 21, 1975. It was a pitch that probably cost the Red Sox the '75 World Series.


Was he ever subjected to death threats? Driven to Idaho? Any nasty sportswriters condone making his life hell? Just wondering.

IndianWhiteSox
01-26-2007, 12:38 PM
I know he wasn't well known or well-liked (at least by Red Cub fans) but its just sad that someone has to suffer like that for a year before passing away.:whiner:


Oh, thoughts and prayers are with his family.:praying:

Fenway
01-26-2007, 11:57 PM
Was he ever subjected to death threats? Driven to Idaho? Any nasty sportswriters condone making his life hell? Just wondering.

Shaughnessey did in particular.

Funny thing is, if Boston had won in 1975, Dan never would have the lucrative Bambino book franchise.