Brooklyn Dodgers. Then and Now. Johnny Rutherford
Johnny Rutherford then
Johnny Rutherford was born on Tuesday, May 5, 1925, in Belleville, Ontario, Canada. Rutherford was 26 years old when he broke into the big leagues on April 30, 1952, with the Brooklyn Dodgers.
Rutherford pitched both as a starter and reliever for the pennant-winning 1952 Dodgers. He made his major league debut in relief against the Cardinals at Sportsman Park. His first major league win came a week later, also in relief, in a 5–4 decision over the Cincinnati Reds at Ebbets Field.
At the plate, he batted .290 (9-for-31) with 3 runs batted in and 3 runs scored.
Rutherford made one appearance in the 1952 World Series He pitched one inning in Game # 4 and gave up one hit (a Mickey Mantle triple) and one earned turn.
Johnny Rutherford now
I looked everywhere for a current picture of Johnny Rutherford but I could not find one :-(