Bobby Richardson, second baseman for the New York Yankees from 1955 through 1966, will be the featured speaker at the 76th Annual Old Timers annual banquet, scheduled for Thursday, January 23, 2014, at the Millennium Maxwell House, 2025 Rosa L. Parks Blvd.
Richardson played in more than 1,400 games while the New York Yankees were winning American League pennants in nine of his first ten years. Named the Most Valuable Player in the 1960 World Series (still the only player from a losing team to be so named), he holds numerous World Series records, including single-game runs-batted-in, runs-batted-in in a series, and hits in a series. Richardson also holds the record for having played in 30 consecutive World Series games.
After retiring from the Yankees at the age of 31, Richardson became the baseball coach at South Carolina. In 1975, his team compiled a record of 51-6, losing to Texas in the final game of the College World Series. Having also coached at Coastal Carolina College and Liberty University, he stepped down as Athletic Director at Liberty in 1990. Active in the Fellowship of Christian Athletes, for ten years Richardson has been president of Baseball Chapel.
Previous speakers include R. A. Dickey, Bill Buckner, Tommy Lasorda, Tim Corbin, Buck Showalter, and Hall of Famer Harmon Killebrew.
Since 1999 the Old Timers Baseball Association of Nashville has awarded 138 scholarships worth close to $275,000. Funds are raised at their annual scramble golf tournament and all proceeds go toward assisting some young men who might not have had the chance to further their education.
The deadline for submitting scholarship applications is December 15th, and the form can be accessed here:
Please ask high school coaches, principals, and guidance counselors to encourage qualified candidates to apply. More information about the group can be found on the Old Timers website, http://www.otbaseball.com.
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