Ronald Ralph Pruitt (born October 21, 1951) is a former professional baseball player. He played all or part of nine seasons in Major League Baseball for the Texas Rangers (1975), Cleveland Indians (1976–80 and 1981), Chicago White Sox (1980) and San Francisco Giants (1982–83). Primarily an outfielder, he also played substantially at catcher.
After attending Flint Central High School, Pruitt was drafted out of Michigan State University by the Rangers in 1972. In 9 seasons he played in 341 games and had 795 at bats, 88 runs scored, 214 hits, 28 doubles, 4 triples, 12 home runs, 92 RBI, 8 stolen bases, 94 walks (7 intentional), a .269 batting average, a .345 on-base percentage, a .360 slugging percentage, 286 total bases, 7 sacrifice hits, and 7 sacrifice flies.
By Dean Hanley
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