Lance Clayton Richbourg
- Bats Left, Throws Right
- Height 5' 10½", Weight 160 lb.
- School University of Florida
- Debut July 4, 1921
- Final Game September 25, 1932
- Born December 18, 1897 in DeFuniak Springs, FL USA
- Died September 10, 1975 in Crestview, FL USA
Lance Richbourg had his best major league season in 1928 with the Boston Braves when he was in the top ten in the National League in several batting categories. Although he played most of his major league career for the Braves, early in his career he was on the World Series champion Washington Senators in 1924, and at the end of his career he was on the pennant-winning Chicago Cubs in 1932.
In his best year as a hitter, 1928, he had the third highest slugging average on the Braves, behind Rogers Hornsby and George Sisler. His batting average that year was seventh in the league, not far behind Sisler, who was fourth in the league. He was also among the league leaders a couple of times apiece in stolen bases and triples during the period 1927-1930.
In 1947 he was owner of the semi-pro Crestview Packers in the Interstate League.
He was the first player from the University of Florida to make the majors. BaseballLibrary.com states that the New York Giants did training in Gainesville, FL and Lance came to their attention while in college.
His son, also named Lance Richbourg, is an artist.
- Led 1917 Dixie League with a .345 BA
- Led 1917 Dixie League with 78 H
- Led 1920 Central League with a .415 BA
- Led 1920 Central League with 9 3B
- Led 1926 American Association with 247 H, 151 R, 28 3B, and 48 SB
- Led 1933 Southern Association with 46 2B and 30 SB
- Had a 30 game hitting streak between the 1927 and 1928 seasons with the Boston Braves
- 100 Runs Scored Seasons: 1 (1928)
Year-by-Year Managerial Record
|1934||Nashville Volunteers||Southern Association||32-34||2nd||New York Giants||Lost League Finals||replaced Charlie Dressen (55-31)|
|1935||Nashville Volunteers||Southern Association||--||New York Giants||--|| replaced Frank Brazill|
replaced by Johnny Butler
|1936||Nashville Volunteers||Southern Association||86-65||2nd||New York Giants|
|1937||Nashville Volunteers||Southern Association||80-73||5th||none|
|1938||Richmond Colts||Piedmont League||66-72||5th||New York Giants|
|1939||Richmond Colts||Piedmont League||70-71||4th||none||Lost in 1st round|
|1940||Ft. Pierce Bombers||Florida East Coast League||--||none||--||replaced by Ray Phelps|
|Bristol Twins||Appalachian League||4th||none||Lost in 1st round||replaced Tim Murchison|
|1941||Tallahassee Capitols||Georgia-Florida League||47-86||8th||none|