I found this Chico Ruiz card in the Cincinnati Reds envelope of my 1965 set and it practically made me wince. For the Reds, he went 2 for 18 but scored seven runs which made me think he was used primarily as a pinch runner in 1965.
Ruiz’ 1965 card is pretty horrendous as a hitter. It’s not often you see a position player with a 55-13. Aside from the two 6s, he just has the one 8 and one 9 to go with the 11. Not only that, those rolling for Ruiz have to put up with four 24s.
One slightly odd thing, he has a 23-13 but a 24-32. The card maker in me wants to switch the two.
While Chico Ruiz (from “Santo Dom’o, Cuba” per the APBA card) never hit like Rod Carew, his sophomore ‘65 season was by far the worst. His averages hovered around the .230-250 range during his 8 year career with the Reds and Angels. He did manage to play seven positions (all but CF and pitcher) throughout his career.