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Richard Cooper Wortham
- Bats Right, Throws Left
- Height 6' 0", Weight 185 lb.
- School University of Texas at Austin
- High School Odessa (TX) High School
- Debut May 3, 1978
- Final Game July 23, 1983
- Born October 22, 1953 in Odessa, TX USA
 Biographical Information
Rich Wortham had one save in his major league career. It came on June 3, 1980 as a member of the Chicago White Sox against the Texas Rangers. He pitched the last out of a 5-4 victory, getting Pat Putnam to groundout with runners on 1st and 2nd.
Wortham outdueled Dennis Martinez, 1-0, in the finale of the 1973 FEMBA Amateur World Series to help Team USA win its first Gold Medal ever in an Amateur World Series. He tossed 27 shutout innings in the event to be named the All-Star LHP. He also played for the US when they won the Silver in the 1975 Pan American Games. He made the College Baseball Hall of Fame in 2010.