Friday, August 6, 2021

JR Richard, RIP -- August 6, 2021


While the Giants were making a huge comeback against the Astros last night -- down 4-0 going into the ninth, tied it in the ninth and won it in the tenth -- Mike Krukow announced that JR Richards had died. I remember when he pitched for the Astros. He was almost impossible to hit. Then he had a stroke when he was 30. I remember reading in the Sporting Green that he had been complaining about his neck hurting and his arm feeling heavy. Some people accused him of being a malingerer. He tried to come back, but didn't make. He lost his money and was homeless for a while. He became a minister. 

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