Joe Rudi is a former left fielder in Major League Baseball who played for the Kansas City & Oakland Athletics (1967–76, 1982), California Angels (1977–80) and Boston Red Sox (1981). In a 16-year career, Rudi was a .264 hitter with 179 home runs and 810 RBI in 1,547 games. He won American League Gold Gloves in 1974, 1975 and 1976, and played in the Major League Baseball All-Star Game in 1972, 1974 and 1975. He batted and threw right-handed.
Rudi currently works in real estate in Baker City, Oregon. He is a long-time amateur radio operator with the call sign NK7U.