Dick Rudolph

Dick Rudolph
Born: (1887-08-25)August 25, 1887
New York City, New York
Died: October 20, 1949(1949-10-20) (aged 62)
Bronx, New York
Batted: Right Threw: Right
MLB debut
September 30, 1910, for the New York Giants
Last MLB appearance
September 11, 1927, for the Boston Braves
MLB statistics
Win–loss record 121–108
Earned run average 2.66
Strikeouts 786
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.[1] 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.[2]


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