Arts & Culture

Red Ruffing’s fastball grip

William C. Greene1938

National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum
National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum

Close-up view of Red Ruffing's pitching grip focused on his extended right hand as he shows his method for gripping the baseball to throw a fastball. His outstretched hand at the center is in sharp focus with the lower part of Ruffing's face and his chest appearing slightly out of focus in the background. He wears a New York Yankees pinstriped, home uniform with an overlapping "NY" on the front of the jersey.

Photographer's imprint stamped on verso: Photo by Wm. C. Greene.

Date stamp on verso: Received Oct 12 1938.

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