The Ballplayers
A Baseball Player Encyclopedia (Rittwage to Romero)

Baseball Almanac is pleased to present a comprehensive list of EVERY Major League player whose last name falls between the names above. Included on the chart are links to the players biography, the years he played, an Auto(graphed) baseball card notation (Y=Yes) and a (HOF) Hall of Fame mark (Y=Yes). Bold entries stand for active players which are defined as those who played in at least one Major League game during the most recently completed season.

"Every hitter likes fastballs just like everybody likes ice cream. But you don't like it when someone's stuffing it into you by the gallon. That's how you feel when (Nolan) Ryan's throwing balls by you." - Reggie Jackson
The Ballplayers

A Comprehensive Player Registry

Rittwage
to
Romero
R is for Ruth.
To tell you the truth,
There's just no more to be said,
Just R is for Ruth.
1,066 Players
1970 - 1970
Y
1894 - 1894
1989 - 1998
Y
2000 - 2008
Y
1992 - 1994
Y
1975 - 1982
Y
2003 - 2004
Y
1983 - 1985
Y
1952 - 1961
Y
2001 - 2012
Y
1986 - 1998
Y
2000 - 2000
Y
1995 - 2013
Y
2001 - 2011
Y
2004 - 2018
Y
1995 - 1999
Y
1995 - 2003
Y
2006 - 2010
Y
2016 - 2017
Y
2015 - 2019
2014 - 2014
1970 - 1984
Y
1921 - 1925
1912 - 1933
Y
Y - 1963
2011 - 2019
Y
1938 - 1942
1998 - 1999
1941 - 1956
Y
Y - 1994
2006 - 2006
Y
1995 - 2004
Y
2014 - 2016
Y
2003 - 2003
Y
1887 - 1887
1953 - 1962
Y
1899 - 1899
1910 - 1915
1899 - 1899
2013 - 2019
1961 - 1964
Y
1890 - 1892
1979 - 1980
2004 - 2004
1933 - 1934
1979 - 1986
Y
1941 - 1946
2006 - 2007
Y
1993 - 1996
Y
1995 - 1995
Y
1986 - 1998
Y
2001 - 2014
Y
1954 - 1956
1967 - 1967
1962 - 1966
Y
1969 - 1981
Y
1972 - 1982
Y
1999 - 2008
Y
2000 - 2004
Y
1924 - 1925
2015 - 2015
1974 - 1984
Y
1919 - 1919
1943 - 1943
1948 - 1966
Y
Y - 1976
2006 - 2014
Y
1913 - 1914
1999 - 2004
Y
1981 - 1985
Y
1967 - 1979
Y
1919 - 1928
Y
2007 - 2008
Y
2014 - 2017
2017 - 2019
Y
1962 - 1962
Y
1912 - 1922
2008 - 2019
Y
1913 - 1919
1954 - 1954
1919 - 1930
2002 - 2004
Y
1969 - 1970
Y
1954 - 1955
Y
1996 - 1998
Y
2002 - 2010
Y
1966 - 1971
Y
1993 - 1998
Y
1940 - 1952
2012 - 2013
1985 - 1990
Y
1943 - 1951
1966 - 1983
Y
1955 - 1977
Y
Y - 1983
1978 - 1980
Y
1884 - 1885
2013 - 2013
2012 - 2016
1972 - 1977
Y
1970 - 1971
Y
2013 - 2013
1979 - 1981
Y
1978 - 1992
Y
2017 - 2019
1958 - 1964
Y
1942 - 1957
Y
1960 - 1968
Y
1956 - 1976
Y
Y - 1982
1884 - 1884
1911 - 1918
1955 - 1960
Y
1902 - 1902
1949 - 1949
1947 - 1956
Y
Y - 1962
1984 - 1992
Y
1987 - 1992
Y
1995 - 1997
Y
1998 - 2006
Y
1903 - 1910
1984 - 1992
Y
2009 - 2018
Y
2011 - 2012
Y
1886 - 1902
Y - 1945
1882 - 1892
1904 - 1905
2015 - 2019
Y
2013 - 2013
Y
2005 - 2007
Y
1969 - 1972
1972 - 1976
Y
2017 - 2019
Y
1974 - 1975
1943 - 1946
1945 - 1945
1914 - 1917
1914 - 1914
1944 - 1944
1988 - 1990
Y
1936 - 1936
1905 - 1906
1998 - 2003
Y
1976 - 1978
Y
1983 - 1984
Y
1957 - 1967
Y
1915 - 1916
1944 - 1945
2016 - 2019
2019 - 2019
Y
1961 - 1969
Y
1954 - 1954
2002 - 2019
Y
2015 - 2019
Y
1994 - 2016
Y
2011 - 2012
Y
1967 - 1983
Y
1991 - 1995
Y
2018 - 2019
2004 - 2006
Y
2012 - 2012
1973 - 1979
Y
2015 - 2019
Y
1982 - 1985
1968 - 1976
Y
1995 - 2006
Y
2009 - 2016
Y
2002 - 2017
Y
2010 - 2011
1995 - 2001
Y
1958 - 1959
2014 - 2014
2007 - 2009
Y
1952 - 1952
Y
1992 - 2002
Y
2009 - 2014
Y
2012 - 2013
Y
1991 - 2011
Y
Y - 2017
2018 - 2019
2016 - 2017
2005 - 2006
Y
1916 - 1918
2000 - 2002
Y
2011 - 2011
Y
1999 - 1999
Y
2005 - 2011
Y
1996 - 2002
Y
2012 - 2015
Y
2009 - 2010
Y
2002 - 2005
Y
2017 - 2018
1990 - 2003
Y
2017 - 2019
1986 - 1990
Y
1967 - 1970
2018 - 2019
1989 - 1991
Y
1986 - 1988
2008 - 2019
Y
1995 - 1995
Y
1996 - 1996
1984 - 1989
Y
2005 - 2015
Y
2001 - 2001
Y
2014 - 2014
Y
2014 - 2014
Y
2013 - 2019
Y
1923 - 1923
1938 - 1954
Y
1955 - 1966
Y
1976 - 1988
Y
2008 - 2013
Y
1981 - 1988
Y
1989 - 1990
Y
1923 - 1932
1927 - 1934
1929 - 1929
1938 - 1938
1925 - 1940
Y
2006 - 2007
Y
1935 - 1935
2002 - 2006
Y
1890 - 1890
2009 - 2015
Y
2014 - 2016
Y
1914 - 1914
1896 - 1897
1995 - 1995
2018 - 2019
1989 - 2008
Y
1992 - 1994
Y
1938 - 1938
Y
2010 - 2012
Y
1938 - 1938
1973 - 1985
Y
2016 - 2019
1917 - 1921
1915 - 1921
1963 - 1969
Y
1973 - 1975
Y
1949 - 1957
Y
1990 - 1992
Y
1901 - 1907
2008 - 2011
1983 - 1986
Y
1967 - 1968
Y
1967 - 1969
Y
1997 - 1997
Y
1921 - 1922
1953 - 1956
Y
1962 - 1977
Y
1990 - 1999
Y
2014 - 2019
Y
1966 - 1968
Y
1942 - 1952
Y
1962 - 1972
Y
1996 - 2012
Y
1931 - 1942
Y
2000 - 2000
Y
1912 - 1912
1927 - 1930
2015 - 2016
2000 - 2016
Y
1961 - 1970
Y
1884 - 1884
2000 - 2004
Y
2014 - 2015
Y
1964 - 1965
Y
1984 - 1986
Y
1984 - 1986
Y
2002 - 2005
Y
1950 - 1950
1958 - 1967
Y
2019 - 2019
1999 - 1999
Y
2017 - 2018
1987 - 1987
1954 - 1954
2008 - 2009
Y
2006 - 2006
Y
1977 - 1990
Y
2013 - 2018
Y
2018 - 2019
1999 - 2012
Y
1997 - 2003
Y
2009 - 2010
1984 - 1985
2009 - 2013
Y
2014 - 2016
Y


Did you know that the all-time career games won leader whose last name begins with a letter 'R' is Nolan Ryan with three-hundred twenty-four (324) wins?

The nearest active (played in at least one major league game in 2005) pitcher to The Ryan Express is Kenny Rogers who has one-hundred ninety (190) wins through the end of the 2005 regular season.

Some of the most popular players clicked on by visitors in this section are: Old Hoss Radbourn , Manny Ramirez , Pee Wee Reese , Jim Rice , Cal Ripken Jr. , Mariano Rivera , Brooks Robinson , Frank Robinson , Jackie Robinson , Alex Rodriguez , Pete Rose , Babe Ruth and Nolan Ryan .

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