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Ken Richardson (baseball)

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Batting average  .114
Role  Baseball player
Name  Ken Richardson
Runs batted in  2
Home runs  0

Died  December 7, 1987, Woodland Hills, California, United States

Kenneth Franklin Richardson (May 2, 1915 – December 7, 1987) was an American professional baseball player who spent 21 seasons in minor league baseball, interrupted by two, six-game Major League trials with the Philadelphia Athletics (1942) and Philadelphia Phillies (1946). He played six games for each team, collecting four hits, including one double. However, in the minors (1934–1946; 1948–1955) he played in 2,336 games, with his 2,168 hits including 222 home runs.

Born in Orleans, Indiana, Richardson threw and batted right-handed. A second baseman, third baseman and outfielder, he stood 5 feet 10 inches (1.78 m) tall and weighed 187 pounds (85 kg). Both of his MLB stints occurred in early-season trials; he had one single (off Charlie Wagner of the Boston Red Sox) in 15 at bats for the 1942 Athletics, and three hits (including his double off Kirby Higbe of the Brooklyn Dodgers) in 20 at bats for the 1946 Phillies.

Richardson played in the top-level Pacific Coast League for all or parts of eight seasons. In his 60s, he returned to baseball as a minor league manager in 1976 and from 1978–1981, spending the latter four seasons in the Milwaukee Brewers organization.


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