Murray Ruby

Athlete - Murray Ruby
Murray Ruby

Murray was a star athlete in boxing and on championship high school football, hockey and basketball teams, he actively involved himself with the downtown business improvement and supporting local sports teams.

He became a top ball player with the Huntsville Merchants famed for his long, straight throw from way back in left field and often later discussed these exploits with pitching great Bob McCulley. Murray eventually hung up the ball glove and followed his family to the slopes to begin another lifelong sport: skiing.

He became a founding member of the Hidden Valley Ski Club and maintained a lifetime membership—a family tradition that now spans three generations.He and Stella took up tennis in the 1970s and enjoyed the sport until the age of 89, playing doubles with the Huntsville Racqueteers.

Murray was inducted into the Huntsville Sports Hall of Fame in 2014, joining an illustrious group of athletes, team builders, and coaches. Murray was a consummate gentleman known to be a “good guy”. He also believed in giving back to the community and left a great impression on many.