Re: Birthdays: 3/7
Richard was one of the hardest throwing pitchers I still have ever seen. He was something else before he had his stroke. I thought for a long time also that he had died. I think someone posted an article on RZ about him a while back? Back just before he had the stroke he started complaining about his arm hurting and not feeling right. Doctors examined him and couldn't find anything wrong. Lot of people said he was just being lazy and was wanting a new contract. Wasn't long after that was when he had his stroke. Since then I have never questioned a players injury or well being. I'll take his word for it and won't judge that part of him.
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