When Carlos "Chooch" Ruiz first joined the Philadelphia Phillies in 2006, he was coming off of a season in Double-A Reading in which he posted a.385 batting average with five doubles and six home runs in 91 at-bats. As a result of these numbers, Ruiz received his major league call-up and started 27 games with the Phillies. In 2007, he was awarded the starting catching job with the Phillies, among talk of concern regarding his ability to hit, catch and have his body hold up for the entire season.
Mike Piazza played in five games for the Florida Marlins. In those five games, the catcher posted a.278 batting average with zero home runs. Yet, at the Marlins September 28th “historic closing day” of Sun Life Stadium, Piazza will ... Read Post
PHILADELPHIA -- Ticking off the list of the most important Phillies, a team with perennial MVP and Cy Young candidates, it would take you a while to get down to Carlos Ruiz. To the Phillies pitchers, though, Ruiz is right near the t... Read Post