Vern Ruhle was drafted by the Detroit Tigers in 1972. He made his major league debut in 1974 and continued to play for the Tigers through 1977.
He spent the majority of his career with the Astros (1978-1984). Houston signed him on March 28, 1978 as a free agent. Vern spent the last two years of his playing career with Indians (1985) and the Angels (1986).
Following his career as a pitcher he was a pitching coach for the Astros, Phillies, Mets, and Reds. Unfortunately, Vern was diagnosed with cancer in 2006 and passed away the following year.