Jeff Richardson (richaje01)

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Jeffrey Scott Richardson
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Biographical Information[edit]

Jeff Richardson was called up to the big leagues in 1989 after Barry Larkin went down with an injury. He was the Cincinnati Reds' starting shortstop for most of the rest of the year. Traded to the Pittsburgh Pirates right before the start of the 1990 season, he spent the entire year in the minors. He was called up for a few games for the Pirates in 1991, but spent another full season in the minors in 1992. He was traded to the Boston Red Sox right before the start of the 1993 season and called up in May for a final 15-game stint in the big leagues. He was injured in a collision with Frank Thomas, herniating two discs in his back. After trying to battle through the pain, he finally called it quits in 1995.

Richardson was a manager in Pirates farm system from 1996-1998, managing the Erie Sea Wolves in 1996, the Augusta GreenJackets in the first half of 1997, and the Lynchburg Hillcats for the rest of 1997 and 1998. He took over as head coach at Louisiana Tech University in 1999. In 2001, he led the school to its first winning season in more than a decade. He resigned following the 2002 season to devote more time to his family and businesses in Grand Island, Nebraska. He currently owns three bars in Grand Island including Balz, a sports bar whose slogan is "Who Needs Hooterz When You Got Balz."

Year-By-Year Minor League Managerial Record[edit]

Year Team League Record Finish Organization Playoffs Notes
1996 Erie Sea Wolves New York-Penn League 30-46 12th Pittsburgh Pirates
1997 Augusta GreenJackets South Atlantic League 34-37 -- Pittsburgh Pirates replaced by Scott Little on June 16
Lynchburg Hillcats Carolina League 42-28 2nd Pittsburgh Pirates League Champs replaced Jeff Banister (40-30) on June 19
1998 Lynchburg Hillcats Carolina League 61-60 -- Pittsburgh Pirates replaced by Jeff Livesey on August 19

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