RIP JR Richard

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RIP JR Richard
« on: August 05, 2021, 01:24:49 pm »
 :'(

Right up there with Nolan Ryan and Bob Gibson in terms of intimidation. I couldn’t imagine trying to hit off this dude throwing 100mph gas with no clue where the pitch was heading. Hall of Fame material before his career was cut short from a stroke. Sad story.

https://www.espn.com/mlb/story/_/id/31965916/houston-astros-icon-jr-richard-career-was-cut-short-stroke-1980-dies-age-71
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Re: RIP JR Richard
« Reply #1 on: August 05, 2021, 08:05:20 pm »
:'(

Right up there with Nolan Ryan and Bob Gibson in terms of intimidation. I couldn’t imagine trying to hit off this dude throwing 100mph gas with no clue where the pitch was heading. Hall of Fame material before his career was cut short from a stroke. Sad story.

https://www.espn.com/mlb/story/_/id/31965916/houston-astros-icon-jr-richard-career-was-cut-short-stroke-1980-dies-age-71

thanks hayta. i had it up to poat. that dude was scary to face. btw, club has the bb.harrrrrrrrrr.

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Re: RIP JR Richard
« Reply #2 on: August 06, 2021, 09:51:07 am »
The-then racist Astros management thought Richard's pre-stroke symptoms were his "jaking it," as was said in those days about (especially black and Latino) malingerers . After his career ended and another stroke,loss of his money and homelessness struck J.R, his former teammate Bob Watson and BAT (Baseball Assistance Team) helped Richard back on his feet ,after which he became a minister who helped countless Houston inner-city kids into baseball and non-sports careers.
The 6'8",240-lb. J.R. Richard of the seventies was the most scary hurler of the era with his height and 100 mph heater . On Sept. 6,1971 ,Richard,then 21,fanned 15 Giants to tie Dodgers' Karl Spooner's MLB debutant strikeout record . We're talking likely HOFer sans stroke .RIP,big boy !!!!!

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Re: RIP JR Richard
« Reply #3 on: August 06, 2021, 09:51:53 am »
Another easy puzzle to solve.   Alex, I will take 13 per center for $200.
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« Reply #4 on: August 06, 2021, 07:29:36 pm »
The-then racist Astros management thought Richard's pre-stroke symptoms were his "jaking it," as was said in those days about (especially black and Latino) malingerers . After his career ended and another stroke,loss of his money and homelessness struck J.R, his former teammate Bob Watson and BAT (Baseball Assistance Team) helped Richard back on his feet ,after which he became a minister who helped countless Houston inner-city kids into baseball and non-sports careers.
The 6'8",240-lb. J.R. Richard of the seventies was the most scary hurler of the era with his height and 100 mph heater . On Sept. 6,1971 ,Richard,then 21,fanned 15 Giants to tie Dodgers' Karl Spooner's MLB debutant strikeout record . We're talking likely HOFer sans stroke .RIP,big boy !!!!!

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Re: RIP JR Richard
« Reply #5 on: August 06, 2021, 07:30:37 pm »
Another easy puzzle to solve.   Alex, I will take 13 per center for $200.

absolute waste of a poat.

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Re: RIP JR Richard
« Reply #6 on: August 06, 2021, 08:36:50 pm »
absolute waste of a poat.

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The fukc you talking.  That poat cost  $7.37 .

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Re: RIP JR Richard
« Reply #7 on: August 07, 2021, 08:17:29 am »
You aren't worth seven pennies,CA .

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Re: RIP JR Richard
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