Thursday, August 19, 2021

Happy # 86 Bobby Richardson


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We remember Bobby Richardson who was born in South Carolina on this day in 1935.

Bobby was 19 when broke with the Yankees in 1955.  Richardson became the starting second baseman in 1959 when he hit .301 in 134 games.  

His best season was 1962 when he hit .302 with 209 hits.  Bobby caught the last out of the World Series that year, a line drive by Willie McCovey.

Richardson retired after the 1966 season:  .266 with 1,432 hits in 1,412 games.  

He played on great Yankee teams and remains a very underrated Yankee.  He was the 1960 World Series MVP.

We also remember Richardson for that great eulogy at Mickey Mantle's funeral in 1995.  

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