Episode 44 – Bobby Richardson

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Bobby Richardson

Bobby Richardson became a New York Yankee at 19. Over the next twelve years, Bobby played in more than 1400 games with the Yankees winning American League pennants in nine years of his first decade in professional baseball. Named the Most Valuable Player in the 1960 World Series (still In the history books from winning this honor on a losing team), Bobby holds countless World Series records, including runs-batted-in in a game, runs-batted-in in a series and hits in a series. He’s also the record holder for playing in 30 consecutive World Series games. In 1962, Bobby was runner-up to Mickey Mantle in the voting for American League MVP. He was a member of seven American League All-Star teams and won five consecutive Rawlings Gold Glove awards. At 31, after retiring from the Yankees, Bobby became the baseball coach at the University of South Carolina. He is still active in the Fellowship of Christian Athletes and served for ten years as the president of Baseball Chapel. Bobby and his wife, Betsy, live in Sumter, South Carolina.


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