Born: August 25, 1887|
New York City, New York
Died: October 20, 1949 62) (aged|
Bronx, New York
|September 30, 1910, for the New York Giants|
|Last MLB appearance|
|September 11, 1927, for the Boston Braves|
|Earned run average||2.66|
|Career highlights and awards|
Richard Rudolph (August 25, 1887, in New York City – October 20, 1949, in Bronx, New York), was a pitcher in the Major Leagues from 1910 to 1927. He played for the New York Giants and Boston Braves. He was an alumnus of Fordham University. Rudolph was known for throwing the spitball, and he was one of the 17 pitchers allowed to continue throwing the pitch after it was outlawed in 1920.
In 1914, Rudolph was a member of the Braves team that went from last place to first place in two months, becoming the first team to win a pennant after being in last place on the Fourth of July. The Braves then went on to sweep Connie Mack's heavily favored Philadelphia Athletics in the 1914 World Series, becoming the first team ever to win a series by 4 games to none with no ties. Rudolph pitched complete games and won the first and fourth games.
He is buried at Woodlawn Cemetery in The Bronx, New York City.
- The 1914 Boston Braves at www.thisgreatgame.com Archived July 17, 2011, at the Wayback Machine.
- "Dick Rudolph, 62, Star of '14 Braves – Pitcher Whose 27 Wins Helped Team From Cellar to Top Dies — Twice Victor in Series". New York Times. October 22, 1949. p. 17. Retrieved August 26, 2018.
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