About Johnny Rutherford Autographed Memorabilia & Collectibles
John William Rutherford is a retired professional baseball player from Ontario, Canada. He throws right- handed and bats left- handed and went to the University of Detroit Mercy. He was born on May 5, 1925 and is nicknamed as “Doc”.
Rutherford began his professional career when he signed with the Brooklyn Dodgers as an undrafted amateur free agent in 1947. He served as both a starter and a relief pitcher during his time with the Dodgers. He made his Major League Baseball debut on April 30, 1952 in a game against the St. Louis Cardinals. He achieved his first majors win just a few days later, in a game against the Cincinnati Reds. After the game against the Reds, the next game he started was on July 31 against the Pittsburgh Pirates. He was also part of the Dodgers team that played against the New York Yankees in the 1952 World Series. Unfortunately, the Dodgers lost the series. His last game in the MLB was on September 23, 1952, against the Philadelphia Phillies. Rutherford has a 7 -7 win- loss record, with a .290 batting average, 4.25 earned run average, and 29 strikouts.
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