Chico Ruiz (Braves infielder)
November 1, 1951 |
Santurce, Puerto Rico
|July 29, 1978, for the Atlanta Braves|
|Last MLB appearance|
|September 25, 1980, for the Atlanta Braves|
|Runs batted in||4|
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.