J.R. Richard

United States

Baseball

B: March 7, 1950

1980 All-Star

Richard was the second overall pick in the 1969 amatuer draft by the Houston Astros. He pitched for the Astros from 1971 to 1980, before a stroke cut short his promising career. In 1976, he won 20 games, finishing the season with a 20-15 record. He led the National League with 303 striekouts in 1978 and 313 in 1979; Richard also led the league with a 2.71 E.R.A. in 1979. In 1980, he was the starting pitcher in the All-Star Game, finishing the first half of the season with a 10-4 record and 1.90 E.R.A. On July 30, he suffered a massive stroke which required surgery. Despite comeback attempts his career was over with a 107-71 record and 1,493 strikeouts at age 30.

SUPERSTARS RECORD
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1979 Preliminary 2
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