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    Baseball Prospectus: Remembering Chico Ruiz

    Baseball Prospectus - Remembering Chico Ruiz

    That’s when Chico Ruiz would make his way to the dugout. At Crosley Field in Cincinnati, players had to go virtually through the stands to get to the dugout and there would be Ruiz, a seat cushion under his arm, an electric fan in his hand, wearing his alligator spikes, the flashiest footwear in the entire stadium. Somewhere there was a glove, although you didn’t notice it as he made his way for what was another night at work as a reserve on a Reds team that was good enough to be a pennant contender, not good enough to win one.
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    Re: Baseball Prospectus: Remembering Chico Ruiz

    I remember watching him walk through the aisle leading to the reds dugout on the 3B side. I don't remember the other stuff, but I remember him carrying that cushion.
    "All I can tell them is pick a good one and sock it." --BABE RUTH

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    Beer is good!! George Anderson's Avatar
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    Re: Baseball Prospectus: Remembering Chico Ruiz

    Ruiz is the only player to ever pinch hit for Johnny Bench. He pinch hit for JB in his first game on 8/28/67.
    "Boys, I'm one of those umpires that misses 'em every once in a while so if it's close, you'd better hit it." Cal Hubbard

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    Re: Baseball Prospectus: Remembering Chico Ruiz

    Quote Originally Posted by George Anderson View Post
    Ruiz is the only player to ever pinch hit for Johnny Bench. He pinch hit for JB in his first game on 8/28/67.

    That's right up there with pinch hitting Juan Castro for Josh Hamilton.
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