Rugger Ardizoia Stats

Rugger Ardizoia was born on Thursday, November 20, 1919, in Oleggio, Italy. Ardizoia was 27 years old when he broke into the big leagues on April 30, 1947, with the New York Yankees. His biographical data, year-by-year hitting stats, fielding stats, pitching stats (where applicable), career totals, uniform numbers, salary data and miscellaneous items-of-interest are presented by Baseball Almanac on this comprehensive Rugger Ardizoia baseball stats page.

New York Times in 2015 [ Link ]. At the completion of his professional baseball career in 1951, he went to work selling rental linen for 30 years. Still, his passion for baseball did not dwindle, as he played on the semiprofessional level until he was 61. He continued to attend old-timers reunions well into his 90s, willing to share his stories of playing with the legendary Yankees no matter how brief it was." - NY Baseball History Examiner Nick Diunte (07/21/2015, 'Rugger Ardizoia, 95, was the oldest living New York Yankee', Source )
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Rugger Ardizoia Autograph on a 2011 TriStar SignaCuts Baseball Card (#05/10)
Rugger Ardizoia Autograph on a 2011 TriStar SignaCuts Baseball Card (#05/10)

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Birth Name:
Rinaldo Joseph Ardizoia
Nickname:
Rugger
Born On:
11-20-1919  (Scorpio)
Place of Birth Data Born In:
Oleggio, Italy
Year of Death Data Died On:
07-19-2015 ( 500 Oldest Living )
Place of Death Data Died In:
San Francisco, California
Cemetery:
The Italian Cemetery, Colma, California
High School:
Commerce High School (San Francisco, CA)
College:
None Attended
Batting Stances Chart Bats:
Right
Throwing Arms Chart Throws:
Right
Player Height Chart Height:
5-11
Player Weight Chart Weight:
180
First Game:
04-30-1947 (Age 27)
Last Game:
04-30-1947
Draft:
Not Applicable
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Rugger Ardizoia Pitching Stats

G GS GF W L PCT ERA CG SHO SV IP BFP H ER R HR BB IBB SO WP HB BK HLD
1947 28 Yankees 1 0 1 0 0 .000 9.00 0 0 0 2.0 10 4 2 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
G GS GF W L PCT ERA CG SHO SV IP BFP H ER R HR BB IBB SO WP HB BK HLD
1 Year 1 0 1 0 0 .000 9.00 0 0 0 2.0 10 4 2 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
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Rugger Ardizoia Hitting Stats

G AB R H 2B 3B HR GRSL RBI BB IBB SO SH SF HBP GIDP AVG OBP SLG
1947 28 Yankees 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
G AB R H 2B 3B HR GRSL RBI BB IBB SO SH SF HBP GIDP AVG OBP SLG
1 Year 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
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Rugger Ardizoia Fielding Stats

POS G GS OUTS TC TC/G CH PO A E DP PB CASB CACS FLD% RF
1947 Yankees P 1 0 6 1 1.0 1 0 1 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 4.50
POS G GS OUTS TC TC/G CH PO A E DP PB CASB CACS FLD% RF
P Totals 1 0 6 1 1.0 1 0 1 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 4.50
1 Year 1 0 6 1 1.0 1 0 1 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 4.50
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Rugger Ardizoia Miscellaneous Stats

SB CS SB% PH PR DH AB/HR AB/K AB/RBI K/BB K/9 BB/9
1947 Yankees 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.00 0.00 4.50
SB CS SB% PH PR DH AB/HR AB/K AB/RBI K/BB K/9 BB/9
1 Year 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.00 0.00 4.50
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Rugger Ardizoia Miscellaneous Items of Interest

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Rugger Ardizoia | New York Yankees Brace Postcard | Photoshop by Baseball Almanac, Inc.
Rugger Ardizoia was the fourth Major League Baseball player born in Italy , the first from Oleggio, a comune in the Province of Novara in the Italian region Piedmont. During his big league debut on April 30, 1947 , he pitched two innings of relief, faced ten batters, allowed four hits, walk one and surrendered a home run (to Wally Judnich ).

Rugger Ardizoia, Major League Debut
Rugger Ardizoia | The Post Standard (Syracuse, NY) | April 30, 1947 | Page 12
Did you know that Rugger Ardizoia served in the United States Army Air Forces during World War II and shared the following memory about a baseball game he played in on Iwo Jima, "One day we were playing a game when a big named band were playing a concert nearby for the troops. We had over 10,000 troops watching us play while the band had roughly 1,000. The band leader was so disgusted he left." This quote, and more about his military career, can be found on Gary Bedingfield's Baseball in Wartime website ( Link ).

Last-Modified: November 2, 2019 4:27 AM EST

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