Johnny Rucker Stats

Johnny Rucker was born on Monday, January 15, 1917, in Crabapple, Georgia. Rucker was 23 years old when he broke into the big leagues on April 16, 1940, with the New York Giants. 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 Johnny Rucker baseball stats page.

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Johnny Rucker

Johnny Rucker Autograph on a Self-Made Baseball Card (blank back)

Johnny Rucker Autograph on a Self-Made Baseball Card (blank back)

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Birth Name:
John Joel Rucker
Nickname:
The Crabapple Comet
Born On:
01-15-1917  (Capricorn)
Place of Birth Data Born In:
Crabapple, Georgia
Year of Death Data Died On:
08-07-1985 ( 500 Oldest Living )
Place of Death Data Died In:
Moultrie, Georgia
Cemetery:
Rucker Family Cemetery, Crabapple, Georgia
High School:
Undetermined
College:
Batting Stances Chart Bats:
Left
Throwing Arms Chart Throws:
Right
Player Height Chart Height:
6-02
Player Weight Chart Weight:
175
First Game:
04-16-1940 (Age 23)
Last Game:
09-29-1946
Draft:
Not Applicable

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Johnny Rucker Pitching Stats

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Johnny Rucker Hitting Stats

1940 23 Giants 86 277 38 82 7 5 4 1 23 7 0 32 3 0 0 3 .296 .313 .401
1941 24 Giants 143 622 95 179 38 9 1 0 42 29 0 61 8 0 0 7 .288 .320 .383
1943 26 Giants 132 505 56 138 19 4 2 0 46 22 0 44 10 0 0 3 .273 .304 .339
1944 27 Giants 144 587 79 143 14 8 6 0 39 24 4 48 10 0 1 2 .244 .275 .325
1945 28 Giants 105 429 58 117 19 11 7 0 51 20 3 36 3 0 0 3 .273 .305 .417
1946 29 Giants 95 197 28 52 8 2 1 0 13 7 0 27 5 0 3 2 .264 .300 .340
6 Years 705 2,617 354 711 105 39 21 1 214 109 7 248 39 0 4 20 .272 .302 .366

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Johnny Rucker Fielding Stats

1940 Giants CF 57 55 1,404 130 2.3 124 121 3 6 0 n/a n/a n/a .954 2.38
1941 Giants CF 142 140 3,669 369 2.6 357 344 13 12 5 n/a n/a n/a .967 2.63
1943 Giants CF 117 115 3,048 319 2.7 309 300 9 10 3 n/a n/a n/a .969 2.74
1944 Giants CF 139 134 3,489 329 2.4 324 310 14 5 4 n/a n/a n/a .985 2.51
1945 Giants CF 98 95 2,520 268 2.7 262 256 6 6 2 n/a n/a n/a .978 2.81
1946 Giants CF 54 41 1,107 97 1.8 92 91 1 5 0 n/a n/a n/a .948 2.24
CF Totals 607 580 15,237 1,512 2.5 1,468 1,422 46 44 14 n/a n/a n/a .971 2.60
6 Years 607 580 15,237 1,512 2.5 1,468 1,422 46 44 14 n/a n/a n/a .971 2.60

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Johnny Rucker Miscellaneous Stats

1940 Giants 4 0 1.000 23 6 n/a 69.3 8.7 12.0 - - -
1941 Giants 8 3 .727 1 0 n/a 622.0 10.2 14.8 - - -
1943 Giants 4 4 .500 13 2 n/a 252.5 11.5 11.0 - - -
1944 Giants 8 5 .615 3 3 n/a 97.8 12.2 15.1 - - -
1945 Giants 7 5 .583 4 3 n/a 61.3 11.9 8.4 - - -
1946 Giants 4 2 .667 16 25 n/a 197.0 7.3 15.2 - - -
6 Years 35 19 .648 60 39 n/a 124.6 10.6 12.2 - - -

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Johnny Rucker Miscellaneous Items of Interest

1940 New York Giants 26 Undetermined - -
1941 New York Giants 1 Undetermined - -
1943 New York Giants 3 Undetermined - -
1944 New York Giants 1 Undetermined - -
1945 New York Giants 1 Undetermined n/a -
1946 New York Giants 37 Undetermined - -
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Johnny Rucker had a hit in 18 straight games to start the 1945 season, setting the Giants ' franchise record for consecutive games with a hit to start a season . During the streak ( Game by Game Logs ), Johnny Rucker had twenty-eight hits, six doubles, a home run, ten RBBI, a .333 batting average, and his on base percentage was a league high .364 (at the time). In 2012, Rucker's record was finally broken, but do you know who did it? [ Answer ]

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Last-Modified: February 1, 2018 10:05 AM EST

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