Richard David Ruthven (born March 27, 1951) is a former Major League Baseball pitcher with a 14-year career from 1973 to 1986. He played for the Philadelphia Phillies, Atlanta Braves and Chicago Cubs all of the National League. During his career, Ruthven had a record of 123-127, an ERA of 4.14, and 1145 career strikeouts. His Phillies teams won the National League East title in 1978 and the World Series in 1980, and his Cubs team won the National League East title in 1984.
He attended Irvington High School (Fremont, California) and California State University, Fresno. He has three children, Erik, Sean and Tyler Ruthven.
By Dean Hanley
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