Jimmy Ring Essentials
Bats: R Throws: R
73 Weight: 170
Born: 2 15, 1895 in Brooklyn, NY USA
Died: 7 6 1965 in Breezy Point, NY USA
Last Game: 9/26/1928
Full Name: James Joseph Ring
Pitcher Jimmy Ring debuted with the Reds in 1917. Pitching mostly in relief, he went 3-7 with a 4.40 ERA. His sophomore year with the Reds he mostly started going 9-5 with a 2.85 ERA
On the 1919 club he went 10-9 with a 2.26 ERA. In the World Series he started game 4 throwing a complete game shut out on 3 hits. He was used in relief of ineffective ace Dutch Ruether in game 6 and threw shutout innings in the 6th,7th, 8th and 9th, unfortunately he surrendered his only run of the Series in the 10th and took the loss leading to a 1-1 record despite only one earned run in 14 innings of Series play. In 1920 he had career highs in starts and appearances going 17-16 with a 3.54 ERA. After the season Ring was traded with Greasy Neale for future Hall of Famer Eppa Rixey.
In 5 seasons in Philadelphia he went 68-98 with a 4.47 ERA, which was basically a league average ERA at the time. He gave up the most walks in a season 4 times and threw the most wild pitches 4 times in Philly. He was traded to the Giants before the 1926 season and went 11-10 with a 4.57 ERA in his only season in New York.
That offseason he was traded to the Cardinals with Frankie Frisch for Rogers Hornsby much to the dismay of Cardinals fans. Ring went 0-4 with a 6.55 ERA. He was traded back to the Phillies in 1928 but the reunion didn’t go as well as hoped, he pitched to a 4-17 record and a 6.44 ERA. After baseball he spent several years as a county clerk. He passed away in 1965.