We remember Chico Ruiz (1934 — 1972)

We remember Giraldo (Sablon) Ruiz who was born in Santo Domingo, Cuba on this day in 1934. He died in early 1972 in an automobile accident.

Chico Ruiz broke with the Reds in 1964. He hit .240 over 8 seasons with Reds and later the Angels. His numbers, and limited playing time, have to be understood in the context of playing behind fellow Cuban Leo Cardenas with the Reds and later Jim Fregosi with the Angels.

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