Oct 30, 2017 Northern Sports Network, _Featured 0 comment

Awesome Montana World Series Story!

Long before television it was radio that Americans listened to during World Series.  Now picture this scene…78 years ago in a bar in Townsend, Montana a group of men were listening to game number two of the World Series between the New York Yankees and Cincinnati Reds.   A game that the Yankees would win 4-0.  Now at the conclusion of that game the radio announcer said that a new World Series record had been set as Yankees pitcher Monte Pearson had just pitched a two hitter.  At that point a man at the end of the bar said that was not true, he said that in the 1906 World Series there was a one hitter thrown!  Now at this point everybody in the bar was listening to this story.  Finally the bartender said, now how would you know that?  Were you at the game in 1906?  Was I there said the man…heck yes I was there…I was the pitcher who threw the one hitter!  Fifty-six year old Townsend rancher Ed Ruleback had pitched a one hitter for the Chicago Cubs 33 years earlier in 1906.  Ed Ruleback spent over 20 years in major league baseball, winning 181 games and his impressive career earned run average of just 2.28 has been bettered by only ten pitchers over the past 100 years!  Not bad for a Montana rancher………