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Encyclopedia > Paul Richards (baseball)

Paul Rapier Richards (November 21, 1908 - May 4, 1986) was an American player, manager, scout and executive in Major League Baseball. During his playing career, he was a catcher and right-handed batter with the Brooklyn Dodgers (1932), New York Giants (1933-35), Philadelphia Athletics (1935) and Detroit Tigers (1943-46). After retiring, he became the manager of the Chicago White Sox (1951-54, 1976) and Baltimore Orioles (1955-61). He was born in Waxahachie, Texas. November 21 is the 325th day of the year (326th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar. ... 1908 is a leap year starting on Wednesday (link will take you to calendar). ... May 4 is the 124th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (125th in leap years). ... 1986 is a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... In baseball, the head coach of a team is called the manager; this individual controls matters of team strategy on the field and team leadership. ... Professional sports scouts are trained talent evaluators who travel extensively for the purposes of watching athletes play their chosen sports and determining whether their set of skills and talents represent what is needed by the scouts organization. ... MLB logo Major League Baseball (MLB) is the highest level of play in professional baseball in the world. ... The position of the catcher Catcher is also a general term for a fielder who catches the ball in cricket. ... Brooklyn Dodgers redirects here. ... The San Francisco Giants are a Major League Baseball team based in San Francisco, California. ... This article is about the baseball team currently active in the American League. ... The Detroit Tigers are a Major League Baseball team based in Detroit, Michigan. ... The Chicago White Sox are a Major League Baseball team based in Chicago, Illinois. ... The Baltimore Orioles are a Major League Baseball team based in Baltimore, Maryland. ... Waxahachie is a city located in Ellis County, Texas. ...


Richards became a successful manager with the White Sox in 1951, with four winning-record seasons, but his club always finished behind the Yankees ('51, '52, '53) and Indians ('54). With the Orioles, he served as both field manager and general manager through 1958. After Lee MacPhail was hired as GM in 1959, Richards served strictly as the O's field manager through mid-September 1961. As GM, he concentrated on signing good defensive players (such as Brooks Robinson) and hard-throwing young pitchers (such as Steve Barber, Milt Pappas and Chuck Estrada). The O's finally blossomed in 1960 with a second place after five disappointing seasons. The New York Yankees are a Major League baseball team based in The Bronx, New York City. ... In Major League Baseball, the General Manager typically controls player transactions and bears the primary responsibility on behalf of the ballclub during contract discussions with players. ... Leland Stanford MacPhail, Jr. ... Brooks Calbert Robinson, Jr. ...


The following September, Richards resigned as manager of the Orioles to become general manager of the new Houston Colt .45s National League club. Richards stocked the Houston club (soon renamed the Astros) with young players - including Joe Morgan, Jimmy Wynn, Don Wilson and Rusty Staub - but he was fired after the 1965 season when the on-field results did not match ownership's expectations. The following year, Richards was hired as Director of Player Personnel by the Atlanta Braves - returning to the city where he excelled as a minor league catcher and player-manager for the Southern Association's Atlanta Crackers from 1938-42. By the end of the '66 season, Richards was given the title of general manager of the Braves. The Houston Astros are a Major League Baseball team based in Houston, Texas. ... This article refers to the American baseball league. ... The Houston Astros are a Major League Baseball team based in Houston, Texas. ... Joseph Leonard Morgan (born September 19, 1943 in Bonham, Texas) is a former Major League Baseball second baseman, considered by many as one of the greatest second basemen to have played the game. ... James Sherman Jimmy Wynn (born March 12, 1942 in Hamilton, Ohio), nicknamed The Toy Cannon, is a former center fielder in Major League Baseball who played for the Houston Astros, Los Angeles Dodgers, Atlanta Braves, New York Yankees, and Milwaukee Brewers. ... Don Wilson may refer to any of the following individuals: Don Wilson (baseball player), Major League Baseball player and 1971 National League All-Star Don Wilson, member of the surf rock band The Ventures Don W. Wilson, Archivist of the United States (1987-1993) This is a disambiguation page — a... Daniel Joseph Rusty Staub (born April 1, 1944 in New Orleans, Louisiana) was a Major League Baseball player for 23 seasons (1963-1985) with the Houston Colt . ... The Atlanta Braves are a Major League Baseball team based in Atlanta, Georgia. ... The Southern Association was a higher-level minor league in American organized baseball from 1902 through 1961. ... The Atlanta Crackers were a minor league baseball team that played in the Southern League for several decades until the Atlanta Braves moved from Milwaukee in 1966 and became the first major league baseball team based in the Southeastern United States. ...


Richards' six years at the helm of the Atlanta organization were in some ways his most successful in baseball: his 1969 Braves, skipped by his longtime protege Luman Harris, won the NL West title. But that team was swept by the eventual world champion "Miracle Mets" in the first NLCS ever played, and the Braves failed to contend in 1970 and 1971. Strangely, Richards did not reinvigorate the system with young players, as he had successfully done in Baltimore and Houston. He was fired in the middle of the 1972 season, and replaced by Eddie Robinson. See also: 1968 in sports, other events of 1969, 1970 in sports and the list of years in sports. // Auto Racing Stock car racing: LeeRoy Yarborough won the Daytona 500 NASCAR Championship - David Pearson Indianapolis 500 - Mario Andretti USAC Racing - Mario Andretti won the season championship Formula One Championship - Jackie... Chalmer Luman Harris (January 17, 1915 - November 11, 1996) was an American baseball player, coach, manager and scout. ... // Franchise history In 1957 the Brooklyn Dodgers and New York Giants abandoned New York for California, leaving the largest city in the United States without a National League franchise. ... NLCS can refer to different things: North London Collegiate School, a girls school in North London. ...


In 1976, after 3 1/2 years out of the game, Richards was hired by Bill Veeck to return to Chicago as manager of the White Sox. After a losing record, he retired from the field at the end of the season, but stayed in the game as a player personnel advisor with the Texas Rangers. William Louis Veeck Jr. ... Texas Rangers American League AAA Oklahoma RedHawks AA Frisco RoughRiders A Bakersfield Blaze Clinton LumberKings Spokane Indians R Arizona Rangers The Texas Rangers are a Major League Baseball team based in Arlington, Texas, a suburb in the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex. ...


Despite his skills as a motivator, mentor and strategist of the game, Richards never was able to lead a team to a pennant. Probably he is best known for designing the oversized catcher's glove used to catch knuckleball pitchers. A knuckleball (or knuckler for short) is a baseball pitch thrown so as to minimize the spin of the ball in flight. ... A baseball pitcher delivers the ball to home plate In baseball, the pitcher is the player who throws the baseball from the pitchers mound toward the catcher to begin each play, with the goal of retiring a batter who attempts to either make contact with it or draw a...


In 10 seasons as a player, Richards batted .227 with 15 home runs and 155 RBI. As a manager, he compiled a 923-901 record in 11 seasons (406-362 with Chicago, 517-539 with Baltimore).


Paul Richards died in Waxahachie, Texas at the age of 77. ...


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Paul Richards (baseball) at AllExperts (595 words)
Richards stocked the Houston club (soon renamed the Astros) with young players – including Joe Morgan, Jimmy Wynn, Don Wilson and Rusty Staub – but he was fired after the 1965 season when the on-field results did not match ownership's expectations.
Richards' six years at the helm of the Atlanta organization were in some ways his most successful in baseball: his 1969 Braves, skipped by his longtime protege Luman Harris, won the NL West title.
Paul Richards died in Waxahachie, Texas at the age of 77.
Gabe Paul: Information from Answers.com (682 words)
Paul rebuilt the minor league department and began to scout and sign Latin-American and African-American players, as he built a powerhouse team on the major league level.
The Reds failed to improve upon their 1956 mark during Paul’s tenure, however, and after the 1960 season, Paul departed the Rhineland to be the first general manager of the expansion Houston Colt.45s, where he prepared for the club’s 1962 debut.
Paul eventually became a part-owner in the team, as well as president and general manager, but the Indians were stuck in the middle-to-lower rung of the American League standings and struggled badly at the gate.
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