What Hall of Fame pitcher started off his major league career with a 39-96 won-loss record?
Answer later today after the jump...
The correct answer is Red Ruffing.
He had a 39-96 record with a slightly below average ERA+ at the start of his career with the Boston Red Sox, and led the A.L. in losses twice.
He then was traded to the New York Yankees, where he became one of their most successful and dependable starters on some of their great 1930s teams.