Robert Clinton (Bobby) Richardson was born on this date in Sumter, S.C.
Bobby Richardson played for the New York Yankees from 1955-1966. He was an eight-time all-star, and 1960 World Series MVP.
He became head baseball coach at USC in 1970, where he built a strong program that still exists today. His teams went to the NCAA tournament in 1975 and 1976, his last season.
In 1975, the Gamecocks finished second in the College World Series.
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Richardson’s 220 career wins at USC rank third all-time. He became a member of the USC Hall-of-Fame in 2004.