Paul Richards

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Birthdate 11/21/1908
Death Date 05/04/1986
Debut Year 1932
Year of Induction
Teams Athletics, Dodgers, Giants, Orioles, Tigers, White Sox
Positions Catcher, Executive, Manager

Innovative skipper Paul Richards used on-base percentage in the ’50s; many believe that former Vets Committee candidate belongs in the Hall.

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Paul Richards spent a lifetime in professional baseball

Paul Richards spent a lifetime in professional baseball

Waxahachie High School won nine straight Texas state championships from 1919 through 1927. Late in 1923 their third baseman fell sick and couldn’t play. Waxahachie coach A.A. “Double-A” Scott turned to fourteen year old eighth grader Paul Richards to play the hot corner for the final two games
Paul Richards has been considered by the Veterans Committee for the Hall of Fame

Paul Richards has been considered by the Veterans Committee for the Hall of Fame

The back of the Heilbroner card shows a listing of team for which Paul Richards played in his first six years as a professional player. The first team listed atop the card is “High School Waxahachie”, the Texas high school state champions. Not old enough to vote
Richards' playing career went from 1932-1946

Richards' playing career went from 1932-1946

Paul Richards enjoyed an eight-year career as a Major League catcher from 1932-1946. Shown here is a reprint card from the 1933 Goudey set with a bold Richards autograph. Richards gained baseball fame as a manager and front office executive. As Orioles general manager, he was the architect of a 17-p
Paul Richards' greatest contributions to baseball came as a manager

Paul Richards' greatest contributions to baseball came as a manager

Though his teams never won a pennant, Paul Richards remains one of baseball’s most respected managers. He took over awful teams in Chicago, Baltimore, and Houston and turned each club around. Along the way he helped young players grow into stars. Among those who found their way in the big leag
Hall of Fame third baseman credits Paul Richards' influence on his career

Hall of Fame third baseman credits Paul Richards' influence on his career

Paul Richards took over as skipper of the Baltimore Orioles in 1955. When it came time for September call ups from the minor leagues, Brooks Robinson was promoted to the big leagues. Richards was the manager and general manager of the Orioles for the first 7 years of the Hall of Famer’s career

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