Herold Dominic Ruel
- Bats Right, Throws Right
- Height 5' 9", Weight 150 lb.
- High School Soldan High School
- Debut May 29, 1915
- Final Game August 25, 1934
- Born February 20, 1896 in St. Louis, MO USA
- Died November 13, 1963 in Palo Alto, CA USA
Muddy Ruel was a catcher in the major leagues for 19 years, from 1915 to 1934. After his playing days, he was general manager of the Detroit Tigers, then assistant to the commissioner of baseball, and later manager of the 1947 St. Louis Browns. A scholar with a legal degree from Washington University in St. Louis, Ruel was legal counsel for Commissioner Chandler in 1946. He was admitted to argue cases in front of the Supreme Court.
Ruel's best years were in the mid 1920's. He was 11th in the MVP voting in both 1923 and 1924, and was 6th in 1927. He was on the Washington Senators teams in 1924 and 1925 that went to the World Series. He scored the winning run in Washington's only World Series championship in 1924.
He originally broke in as a 19-year-old rookie with the St. Louis Browns in 1915, the same year that George Sisler pitched 15 games as a 22-year-old rookie with the Browns. Sisler was to spend most of his playing career with the Browns, while Ruel was there in 1915, again in 1933, and then as manager in 1947.
|St. Louis Browns Manager
|Detroit Tigers General Manager
Year-By-Year Managerial Record
|1947||St. Louis Browns||American League||59-95||8th||St. Louis Browns|