A report on Paul Richards (baseball)

Richards as an active catcher.
Paul Richards while manager of the Orioles

American professional baseball player, manager, scout and executive in Major League Baseball.

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Baltimore Orioles

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American professional baseball team based in Baltimore, Maryland.

American professional baseball team based in Baltimore, Maryland.

The "Oriole Bird", which has been the official mascot figure since April 6, 1979.
Frank Robinson statue by Antonio Tobias Mendez.
The Orioles hosting one of the final games at Memorial Stadium in 1991.
The numbers on the Orioles' warehouse changed from 2130 to 2131 to celebrate Cal Ripken Jr. passing Lou Gehrig's consecutive games played streak.
The Orioles celebrate a 6–5 victory over the Mariners at Camden Yards on May 13, 2010.
Adam Jones in 2017
Oriole Park at Camden Yards
The 2012 uniforms. Left to right: home, away, Saturday (away with gray pants), Friday (away with gray pants).
Paul Blair shown with the full-bodied bird logo between 1954–1965
Earl Weaver with the 1970 World Series trophy
Eddie Murray
Jim Palmer
Cal Ripken Jr.
Earl Weaver
Brooks Robinson

Under the guidance of Paul Richards, who served as both field manager and general manager from 1955 to 1958 (the first man since John McGraw to hold both positions simultaneously), the Orioles began a slow climb to respectability.

Robinson in 2000

Brooks Robinson

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American former professional baseball player.

American former professional baseball player.

Robinson in 2000
Robinson in 1955
Robinson in 1963
1966 baseball card of Robinson
Robinson during his final season
Robinson in 2010

Lindsay Deal, who went to Capitol View Methodist Church with Robinson, had been a teammate of Baltimore Orioles manager Paul Richards on a minor league team, and he wrote a letter to Richards praising Robinson's ability.

1958 Baltimore Orioles season

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The 1958 Baltimore Orioles season involved the Orioles finishing 6th in the American League with a record of 74 wins and 79 losses, 17.5 games behind the AL and World Series champion New York Yankees.

The 1958 Baltimore Orioles season involved the Orioles finishing 6th in the American League with a record of 74 wins and 79 losses, 17.5 games behind the AL and World Series champion New York Yankees.

The team was managed by Paul Richards, and played their home games at Baltimore's Memorial Stadium, which hosted the All-Star Game that season.

Wilhelm with the Giants in 1953

Hoyt Wilhelm

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American Major League Baseball pitcher with the New York Giants, St. Louis Cardinals, Cleveland Indians, Baltimore Orioles, Chicago White Sox, California Angels, Atlanta Braves, Chicago Cubs, and Los Angeles Dodgers between 1952 and 1972.

American Major League Baseball pitcher with the New York Giants, St. Louis Cardinals, Cleveland Indians, Baltimore Orioles, Chicago White Sox, California Angels, Atlanta Braves, Chicago Cubs, and Los Angeles Dodgers between 1952 and 1972.

Wilhelm with the Giants in 1953
James Hoyt Wilhelm Commemorative Statue outside Huntersville Athletic Park in Huntersville, NC
Wilhelm in 1959
Wilhelm served as pitching coach of the Nashville Sounds from 1982 to 1984.

During the 1960 season, Orioles manager Paul Richards devised a larger mitt so his catchers could handle the knuckleball.

Gus Triandos

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Greek American professional baseball player and scout.

Greek American professional baseball player and scout.

As the Orioles' catcher, he used an outsized catcher's mitt designed by manager Paul Richards to handle the unpredictable knuckleball of Hoyt Wilhelm.

Harris with the Baltimore Orioles in 1955

Lum Harris

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American right-handed pitcher, coach, manager, and scout in Major League Baseball.

American right-handed pitcher, coach, manager, and scout in Major League Baseball.

Harris with the Baltimore Orioles in 1955

His catcher that season was Paul Richards, who in 1938 became Atlanta's player-manager.

Nicollet Park, home of the Minneapolis Millers

Minneapolis Millers

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American professional minor league baseball team that played in Minneapolis, Minnesota, through 1960.

American professional minor league baseball team that played in Minneapolis, Minnesota, through 1960.

Nicollet Park, home of the Minneapolis Millers
Moe Berg

Paul Richards (1932)

Hank Greenberg, Hall of Famer and 2-time MVP

1945 Detroit Tigers season

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The team's 45th since they entered the American League in 1901.

The team's 45th since they entered the American League in 1901.

Hank Greenberg, Hall of Famer and 2-time MVP

The catching duties were split between Bob Swift (94 games) and Paul Richards (83 games).

Hank Greenberg, Hall of Famer and 2-time MVP

1945 World Series

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The 1945 World Series matched the American League Champion Detroit Tigers against the National League Champion Chicago Cubs.

The 1945 World Series matched the American League Champion Detroit Tigers against the National League Champion Chicago Cubs.

Hank Greenberg, Hall of Famer and 2-time MVP
Phil Cavarretta
Virgil Trucks
A sports-related curse that was supposedly placed on the Chicago Cubs by Billy Goat Tavern owner William Sianis during Game 4.
Hal Newhouser
Hank Greenberg
Paul Richards

Paul Richards picked up four runs batted in in the seventh game of the series, to lead the Tigers to the 9–3 game win, and 4–3 Series win.

1972 Atlanta Braves season

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The seventh season in Atlanta along with the 102nd season as a franchise overall.

The seventh season in Atlanta along with the 102nd season as a franchise overall.

The 1972 Braves' 70–84 season, following on the heels of a hopeful, 82–80 mark in, resulted in the in-season firings of both general manager Paul Richards, on the job since January 1967, and field manager Luman Harris, who was in the midst of his fifth season as the team's skipper.