J.R. Richard stood tall (6-9) in MLB history

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O. K. Davis James Rodney Richard stood tall on and off the baseball mound. The 6’9” righthander whose fastball turned baseballs into heat-seeking missiles fanned 1,493 batters and was a two-time National League strikeout leader. A NL earned run champion in 1979, Richard had a 107-71 lifetime record and 3.15 earned run average during a shortened career that was destined for even more record wrecking achievements. And more than 30 years after his playing days were over, J.R.is still being remembered and honored. Full text of this article is available to subscribers only. Login if you are alr...

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