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Vern Ruhle from the Chronology
Oct 11, 1980 - In one of the most exciting and controversial games in playoff history the Phillies tie the NLCS at 2 games apiece with a 10-inning 5-3 win over the Astros. In the 4th inning Houston is deprived of an apparent triple play when the umpires rule that pitcher Vern Ruhle had trapped Garry Maddox's soft line drive. In the 6th Houston loses a run when Gary Woods leaves the base early on Luis Pujol's would-be sacrifice ?y.
May 12, 1975 - The Royals leave a record tying 15 men on base without scoring in a 5-0 loss to the Tigers. Tiger rookie Vern Ruhle allows 12 baserunners in his 7 1/3 innings in picking up the win. The 15 runners in a shutout has been done 3 times before the last on August 1 1941. The mark will finally be eclipsed by the Cards in 1994.
May 1, 1975 - Hank Aaron goes 4-for-4 driving in 2 runs in the Brewers 17-3 win over Detroit. This brings his career RBI total to 2211 breaking Babe Ruth's published record of 2209. His third inning single off Vern Ruhle drives in Lezcano with his 2210th RBI. On February 3 1976 the Records Committee will revise Ruth's total to 2204; so in actuality Aaron set the record on April 18 1975.