Thursday, November 12, 2015

Get To Know Your Reds, Part 45: Ken Raffensberger

According to Baseball Reference there have been 1,916 different players who got into a major league game as a Cincinnati Red/Red Stocking/Redleg as of the end of the 2015 season. So I threw them all into a randomizer and off we go.

Get To Know... Ken Raffensberger

Born: August 8, 1917, York, Pennsylvania
Signed: 1937, by the Cardinals
Debut: 1939, with the Cardinals
Reds Debut: 1947
Reds Stats: 8 season at SP, 250 games, 1490 IP, 511 K's. 3,64 ERA, 89-99 record
Final Major League Season: 1954, with the Reds

15-year career saw time with the Cardinals, Cubs, Phillies, and Reds.
All Star in 1944.
MVP votes in 3 seasons.
Double digits wins 6 times.
2x league leader in shutouts
"I stubbornly tried to slug with him and didn't have much success." -Stan Musial

Number of cards: 24
Number of cards as a Red: 22
Number of cards in my collection: 7 (32%)

Go Reds.


  1. Never heard of this guy. Pretty good player

    1. Yeah, there's not a lot of pop-culture talk of guys who played in the immediate post-war era, other than the huge ones. It's a shame.