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 History Players Teams Obituaries Site search Contact UsSponsor a page on Historic Baseball! Click here for detailsBobbyRichardsonRobert Clinton RichardsonBorn: August 19, 1935 in Sumter, S.C.Debut: 1955 | Pos: 2BH: 5’9″ | W: 170 | B: R | T: RYrGABRHHRRBISBBA121412538664314323439073.266>> Visit theBobby Richardson biography on Baseball Almanac for complete statistics.   Another Yankee earned the nickname, “Mr. October,” for his World Series heroics. A look at the history of the organization and Reggie Jackson might have been paying tribute to the Yankees’ original, “Mr. World Series.”   Bobby Richardson hit above .300 only twice in his career, but he had a habitof saving his most memorable performances for the times his team neededthem in the World Series.   During the 1960 World Series, Richardson put together one of the greatestsingle innings of offense in the history of baseball. In an inning, hehit a two-run single and followed it up with a grandslam. Richardson drovein 12 runs in that World Series and won the World Series MVP honor. TheYankees, however, lost to the Pirates, 4-3.   During the 1961 series, Richardson collected nine hits to lead all seriesbatters with a .391 average.   In the 1962 fall classic, Richardson is best remembered for making a divingcatch of a line drive by Willie McCovey. The catch ended the game and seriesand kept the tying and go-ahead runs stuck on the bases.   In the 1964 series, Richardson again made his mark. This time, Richardsonset a series record with 13 hits. In his career, Richardson finished witha  .305 average in 36 World Series games along with a home run and15 runs batted in.   Not all of his accomplishments were reserved for the World Series. In 1961,Richardson broke Nellie Fox’s string of Gold Gloves at second base in theAmerican League and captured the first of what would be five consecutiveGold Gloves. Richardson was also a fixture in the All-Star Game, appearingin 1957, ’59 and from  ’62-’66.   Richardsonset a Yankees’ record in 1962 when he recorded 692 at-bats. He also wasthe leader in the American League that season with 209 hits.  The1962 season accounted for the most productive of Richardson’s career. Hehit .302, had 8 home runs, 59 runs batted in and 11 stolen bases.   Following his retirement from baseball, Richardson became a college baseballcoach.