Bobby Richardson

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1957 Topps

Robert Clinton Richardson

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Biographical Information[edit]

Second baseman Bobby Richardson played 12 seasons for the New York Yankees and was in 7 World Series, hitting .305 in Series play. He was the 1960 World Series MVP. He had the only 6-RBI World Series game in the 20th Century; Hideki Matsui became the second ever 49 years after Richardson and Albert Pujols was the third 51 years later.

An overall ordinary hitter with a fairly weak OBP, the slick-fielding Richarson was named to All-Star teams in seven seasons and came close to being regular-season MVP in 1962, when he finished second behind teammate Mickey Mantle. He was a five-time Gold Glover. Curiously, he retired from baseball at the young age of 30.

Richardson replaced Al Worthington as head coach at Liberty University in 1987 and stayed through 1990. Prior to Liberty, Richardson was the head coach at the University of South Carolina (1970-1976) and University of South Carolina Coastal Carolina College (1985-1986). Richardson also ran for Congress in 1974 as a Republican.

His grand-nephew J.T. Wise has played in the minors.

Notable Achievements[edit]

  • 7-time AL All-Star (1957, 1959 & 1962-1966)
  • 1960 World Series MVP
  • 5-time AL Gold Glove Winner (1961-1965)
  • 3-time AL At Bats Leader (1962-1964)
  • AL Hits Leader (1962)
  • 3-time AL Singles Leader (1961, 1962 & 1964)
  • 200 Hits Seasons: 1 (1962)
  • Won three World Series with the New York Yankees (1958, 1961 & 1962)

Records Held[edit]

  • Most at bats, extra inning game, 11, 6/24/62 (tied)

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