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Game On Feature: Bobby Richardson

June 23, 2015  Lynchburg, Va.  RSS
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Former Liberty Baseball Coach Bobby Richardson was recently featured on the LFSN Game On Show.

Richardson enjoyed a 12-year major league baseball career with the New York Yankees from 1955-66. The infielder played on three World Championship teams and was selected the World Series MVP in 1960. During his time with the Yankees, the second baseman received four Gold Gloves and was a seven-time All-Star.

Retiring in 1966, Richardson was the head baseball coach at South Carolina, before becoming Liberty's head baseball coach in 1987. The Sumter, S.C., native led the Flames for four seasons (1987-90) and also served as athletics director (1989-90). 

Two of Richardson's assistant coaches went on to lead the program. Johnny Hunton succeeded Richardson in 1991, serving as head coach for seven years and leading the Flames to their first Big South title in 1993. In five seasons at the helm of the program (1998-2002), Dave Pastors led Liberty to two Big South titles in 1998 and 2000.

Later, Richardson went on to be a pioneering member and national leader in Fellowship of Christian Athletes.