Bruce Wayne Ruffin

Inducted in 2004
Voted by the El Paso Baseball Hall of Fame Committee to be the first recipient of the newly created, “Recognized El Paso Major Leaguer Award”
Played in the Major Leagues for twelve years with the Philadelphia Phillies, Milwaukee Brewers and Colorado Rockies
Starred at Hanks High School under the guidance of Head Coach and El Paso Baseball Hall of Famer Mike Williams
Earned multiple All District recognition
Lead Hanks to 1982 District Championship
Teammate of Roger Clemens when the University of Texas Longhorns won the College Baseball National Championship in 1983
All Conference Selection in college
Began his professional Major League career in 1986 with the Philadelphia Phillies and was runner-up in the National League Rookie of the Year voting because of a splendid 9-4 record and a 2.46 ERA
He had a 12 year professional career in the Major Leagues with the Phillies, Milwaukee Brewers and the Colorado Rockies
He was a starting member of the first Colorado Rockies team in 1993
He earned 63 saves, won 60 games and pitched in 469 Major League games
He logged 1268 innings of work and had 3 shutouts
Shares the Major League record for most strikeouts in one inning with 4
Won Major League Baseball “Rolaids Relief” Award for best relief pitcher in 1996 when he earned 24 saves for the Colorado Rockies