Carlos Ruiz Stats

"It was like when one goes to school. When one goes to school, you don't have any idea of what you're going to learn. But as each day passes, you learn things. I believe sport is the same way. Some guys are born with a talent. But you have to nurture that talent and continue to learn. Life is like school. You aren't going to be born knowing what to do in every situation. You learn little by little.. I was always taught that a catcher has to be the brains of the team," Ruiz said. "You can't let things outside of your defensive duties affect what you do because it will affect the team. You have to always maintain that same enthusiasm. I won't tell you that I've never been discouraged. Of course I have; as a human being that's bound to happen. But you have to surpass those moments quickly to help the team." - Carlos Ruiz (Jorge Arangure Jr., 08/02/2012, 'The making of an All-Star catcher,' Source )
Carlos Ruiz

Carlos Ruiz Autograph on a 2005 Choice (#24)
Carlos Ruiz Autograph on a 2005 Choice (#24)

Birth Name:
Carlos Joaquín Ruiz
Nickname:
Bad Dude - Chooch - Señor Octubre
Born On:
01-22-1979  (Aquarius)
Place of Birth Data Born In:
David, Chiriquí, Panama
Year of Death Data Died On:
Still Living ( 500 Oldest Living )
Place of Death Data Died In:
Still Living
Cemetery:
n/a
High School:
Instituto David (Chiriqui, Panama)
College:
None Attended
Batting Stances Chart Bats:
Right
Throwing Arms Chart Throws:
Right
Player Height Chart Height:
5-10
Player Weight Chart Weight:
215
First Game:
05-06-2006 (Age 27)
Last Game:
Still Active
Draft:
Undrafted Free Agent / Signing Bonus = $8,000
Carlos Ruiz

Carlos Ruiz 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
2017 38 Mariners 1 0 1 0 0 .000 9.00 0 0 0 1.0 7 2 1 1 1 2 0 1 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 1.0 7 2 1 1 1 2 0 1 0 0 0 0
Carlos Ruiz

Carlos Ruiz Hitting Stats

G AB R H 2B 3B HR GRSL RBI BB IBB SO SH SF HBP GIDP AVG OBP SLG
2006 27 Phillies 27 69 5 18 1 1 3 0 10 5 2 8 2 1 1 3 .261 .316 .435
2007 28 Phillies 115 374 42 97 29 2 6 0 54 42 10 49 5 3 5 17 .259 .340 .396
2008 29 Phillies 117 320 47 70 14 0 4 0 31 44 6 38 4 1 4 14 .219 .320 .300
2009 30 Phillies 107 322 32 82 26 1 9 0 43 47 8 39 4 2 4 8 .255 .355 .425
2010 31 Phillies 121 371 43 112 28 1 8 0 53 55 13 54 0 1 6 8 .302 .400 .447
2011 32 Phillies 132 410 49 116 23 0 6 1 40 48 10 48 3 1 10 7 .283 .371 .383
2012 33 Phillies 114 372 56 121 32 0 16 0 68 29 6 50 0 4 16 6 .325 .394 .540
2013 34 Phillies 92 310 30 83 16 0 5 0 37 18 3 39 4 2 7 11 .268 .320 .368
2014 35 Phillies 110 381 43 96 25 1 6 0 31 46 1 60 1 5 12 11 .252 .347 .370
2015 36 Phillies 86 284 23 60 13 1 2 0 22 28 2 43 3 1 4 13 .211 .290 .285
2016 37 Phillies 48 165 18 43 6 0 3 0 12 24 1 28 0 0 4 3 .261 .368 .352
2016 37 Dodgers 14 36 3 10 2 0 0 0 3 3 0 5 0 0 1 1 .278 .350 .333
2017 38 Mariners 53 125 14 27 8 0 3 0 11 14 0 38 1 1 4 4 .216 .313 .352
G AB R H 2B 3B HR GRSL RBI BB IBB SO SH SF HBP GIDP AVG OBP SLG
12 Years 1,136 3,539 405 935 223 7 71 1 415 403 62 499 27 22 78 106 .264 .350 .391
Carlos Ruiz

Carlos Ruiz Fielding Stats

POS G GS OUTS TC TC/G CH PO A E DP PB CASB CACS FLD% RF
2006 Phillies C 24 18 528 161 6.7 158 147 11 3 1 1 11 3 .981 8.08
2007 Phillies C 111 100 2,739 744 6.7 742 688 54 2 4 5 57 26 .997 7.31
2008 Phillies 3B 1 0 3 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a .000 0.00
2008 Phillies C 110 92 2,484 686 6.2 681 623 58 5 2 4 65 20 .993 7.40
2009 Phillies C 107 100 2,646 759 7.1 756 707 49 3 7 1 61 23 .996 7.71
2010 Phillies C 118 109 2,922 880 7.5 874 814 60 6 7 4 50 20 .993 8.08
2011 Phillies 3B 1 0 3 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a .000 0.00
2011 Phillies C 128 113 3,153 1,022 8.0 1,018 950 68 4 4 8 77 23 .996 8.72
2012 Phillies C 106 95 2,569 935 8.8 929 856 73 6 8 5 64 33 .994 9.76
2013 Phillies C 86 83 2,235 704 8.2 701 657 44 3 9 4 63 21 .996 8.47
2014 Phillies C 109 104 2,880 925 8.5 920 852 68 5 9 4 74 28 .995 8.63
2015 Phillies C 83 81 2,148 678 8.2 667 626 41 11 8 5 46 11 .984 8.38
2016 Phillies C 47 46 1,254 430 9.1 427 393 34 3 3 1 18 12 .993 9.19
2016 Dodgers C 9 9 225 84 9.3 83 73 10 1 3 1 3 3 .988 9.96
2017 Mariners 1B 1 0 3 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a .000 0.00
2017 Mariners C 47 40 1,051 302 6.4 301 282 19 1 2 5 21 7 .997 7.73
2017 Mariners P 1 0 3 1 1.0 1 0 1 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 9.00
POS G GS OUTS TC TC/G CH PO A E DP PB CASB CACS FLD% RF
C Totals 1,085 990 26,834 8,310 7.7 8,257 7,668 589 53 67 48 610 230 .994 8.31
3B Totals 2 0 6 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a .000 0.00
P Totals 1 0 3 1 1.0 1 0 1 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 9.00
1B Totals 1 0 3 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a .000 0.00
12 Years 1,089 990 26,846 8,311 7.6 8,258 7,668 590 53 67 48 610 230 .994 8.31
Carlos Ruiz

Carlos Ruiz Miscellaneous Stats

SB CS SB% PH PR DH AB/HR AB/K AB/RBI K/BB K/9 BB/9
2006 Phillies 0 0 .000 3 3 0 23.0 8.6 6.9 - - -
2007 Phillies 6 1 .857 6 1 0 62.3 7.6 6.9 - - -
2008 Phillies 1 2 .333 9 4 0 80.0 8.4 10.3 - - -
2009 Phillies 3 2 .600 3 1 0 35.8 8.3 7.5 - - -
2010 Phillies 0 1 .000 7 0 0 46.4 6.9 7.0 - - -
2011 Phillies 1 0 1.000 13 0 0 68.3 8.5 10.3 - - -
2012 Phillies 4 0 1.000 15 1 0 23.3 7.4 5.5 - - -
2013 Phillies 1 0 1.000 7 0 0 62.0 7.9 8.4 - - -
2014 Phillies 4 2 .667 3 1 0 63.5 6.4 12.3 - - -
2015 Phillies 1 1 .500 4 0 0 142.0 6.6 12.9 - - -
2016 Phillies 3 1 .750 0 1 1 55.0 5.9 13.8 - - -
2016 Dodgers 0 0 .000 5 0 0 0.0 7.2 12.0 - - -
2017 Mariners 1 0 1.000 5 0 1 41.7 3.3 11.4 0.50 9.00 18.00
SB CS SB% PH PR DH AB/HR AB/K AB/RBI K/BB K/9 BB/9
12 Years 25 10 .714 80 12 2 49.8 7.1 8.5 0.50 9.00 18.00
Carlos Ruiz

Carlos Ruiz Miscellaneous Items of Interest

2006 Philadelphia Phillies 51 $327,000.00 - -
2007 Philadelphia Phillies 51 $380,000.00 - -
2008 Philadelphia Phillies 51 $425,000.00 - Stats
2009 Philadelphia Phillies 51 $475,000.00 - Stats
2010 Philadelphia Phillies 51 $1,900,000.00 - -
2011 Philadelphia Phillies 51 $2,750,000.00 - -
2012 Philadelphia Phillies 51 $3,700,000.00 Stats -
2013 Philadelphia Phillies 51 $5,000,000.00 - -
2014 Philadelphia Phillies 51 $8,500,000.00 - -
2015 Philadelphia Phillies 51 $8,500,000.00 - -
2016 Philadelphia Phillies 51 $8,500,000.00 - -
2016 Los Angeles Dodgers 51 "     " - -
2017 Seattle Mariners 52 $4,500,000.00 - -


Jason Varitek caught four no-hitters with the Boston Red Sox , the first catcher in baseball history behind the plate in four different no-hitters. Chooch made a little history himself:

Carlos Ruiz caught his fourth no-hitter with the Philadelphia Phillies on July 25, 2015 , tying the Major League record set by Varitek .

Every catcher in baseball history who caught three-or-more no hitters is listed in the Baseball Almanac No Hitter Record Book . Varitek and Ruiz appear in bold print as each one holds their respective league record, Jason caught the most no hitters in the American League (4) and Carlos caught the most no hitters in the National League (4).

The NL record setting no-no's took place on May 29, 2010 ( Roy Halladay ), October 6, 2010 ( Roy Halladay ), September 1, 2014 ( Cole Hamels , Jake Diekman , Ken Giles and Jonathan Papelbon ) and July 25, 2015 ( Cole Hamels ).

Two of the four gems Carlos Ruiz caught were during the same season ( 2010 ), a catching feat that hadn't occurred since Randy Hundley caught two no-hitters with the 1972 Chicago Cubs . Some additional backstops in the "I caught two in the same year club" include Del Crandall , Roy Campanella , Yogi Berra , Ernie Lombardi , Hank Severeid and Pinch Thomas .

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Last-Modified: December 17, 2018 11:45 AM EST

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