Chico Ruiz (Braves infielder)

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Chico Ruiz
Born: (1951-11-01) November 1, 1951 (age 66)
Santurce, Puerto Rico
Batted: Right Threw: Right
MLB debut
July 29, 1978, for the Atlanta Braves
Last MLB appearance
September 25, 1980, for the Atlanta Braves
MLB statistics
Batting average .292
Home runs 0
Runs batted in 4

Manuel Ruiz Cruz is a former professional baseball player. An infielder, he played parts of two seasons in Major League Baseball, 1978 and 1980, for the Atlanta Braves.

Ruiz was signed by the Braves in 1969 at age 17. He began his professional career the following season with the Magic Valley Cowboys, then worked his way up through their farm system, making his major league debut in 1978. In all, he spent his entire fifteen-season playing career in their organization, including all or part of twelve seasons with the Richmond Braves from 1973 to 1984. He retired following the 1984 season.

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