Hiraldo "Chico" Ruiz Sablon (December 5, 1938 - February 9, 1972) was a Cuban professional baseball player. An infielder, Ruiz played in Major League Baseball for the Cincinnati Reds and California Angels from 1964 through 1971. He was the only Major League player ever to pinch-hit for Johnny Bench. He is, however, best remembered for a zany play he made his rookie season that has entered baseball folklore.
By Dean Hanley
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