Saturday, October 30, 2010

Rudy Rufer; Former New York Giants infielder, 83

Unfortunately, this is the second death of a shrinking number of living former New York Giants players in the past week. Infielder Rudy Rufer, who played during the 1949 and 1950 seasons in the Polo Grounds, died earlier this week a few days shy of his 84th birthday. Rufer's death was recently preceded by that of catcher Valmy Thomas the previous week. Their passings have left the total number of living New York Giants alumni to 38.


  1. My grandfather played briefly with the St. Louis Browns in the late 30's and alot of those ball players have left us for the great ball game in the sky as well.

  2. Who was your grandfather? There are only a scant few left who made their debuts in MLB in the 1930's that are still alive. Bob Feller, Bobby Doerr, Phil Cavaretta and Al Brancato come to mind.