By Glen Sparks
You’ll get that rare chance to glimpse “Muddy” Ruel in action if you click on some of these highlights from the 1924 World Series between the Washington Senators and the New York Giants.
You also can see pitching great Walter Johnson rev it up and fire his sidearm fastball to home plate. Plus, watch the crowd go wild and storm the field, in jacket and tie. Some of the footage put up by mlb.com is set to Rascal Flats’ cover version of Motley Crue’s “Kickstart My Heart.” Freaky.
The Senators beat the Giants 4 games to 3 to take the Series. Herold Dominic “Muddy” Ruel, a St. Louis native, hit just .095 in the seven games. He rebounded and batted .316 in the ’25 Series in a losing effort. Ruel played 19 seasons for six teams, including his hometown Browns. The catcher hit .275 lifetime.