One of South Carolina’s most beloved professional athletes joinsBob this week to talk a little baseball and do a little upland bird hunting. New York Yankee MVP, Bobby Richardson will talk about his years with Mickey Mantle and other sports legends. He will also discuss his current work with the Fellowship of Christian Athletes and what it means to the future of sports. This is a show for the history books, so make sure you tune in!
Here’s a little history: Bobby Richardson debuted on August 5, 1955. He racked up 1,432 hits in his career, with a lifetime batting average of .266, 34 home runs and 390 RBIs. He won five Gold Gloves at second base, while forming a top double play combination with shortstop (and roommate) Tony Kubek. With the light-hitting but superb-fielding Yankee third baseman Clete Boyer, Richardson and Kubek gave the Yankees arguably the best defensive infield in baseball. His most famous defensive play came at the end of the 1962 World Series, mentioned below, when Richardson made a clutch catch that prevented Willie Mays and Matty Alou from scoring the runs that would have beaten the Yankees and given the Series to the San Francisco Giants.