March 16, 1888|
|Died: August 8, 1941
|May 1, 1909, for the Detroit Tigers|
|Last MLB appearance|
|April 28, 1913, for the Cincinnati Reds|
|Earned run average||3.79|
Ralph Talmadge Works (March 16, 1888 – August 8, 1941), nicknamed "Judge," was an American professional baseball pitcher. He played all or part of five seasons in Major League Baseball with the Detroit Tigers (1909–12) and Cincinnati Reds (1912–13).
Born in Payson, Illinois, Works was called "Judge" by teammates for his scholarly countenance. Works had career record of 24-24 with a 3.79 ERA. His best season was 1911 when he went 11-5 in 30 games for the Tigers. He ranked fifth in the American League in winning percentage (.688) in 1911, seventh in shutouts with three and eighth in games finished with 10.
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