Don Richmond
Third baseman
Born: (1919-10-27)October 27, 1919
Gillett, Pennsylvania
Died: May 24, 1981(1981-05-24) (aged 61)
Elmira, New York
Batted: Left
Threw: Right
MLB debut
September 16, 1941, for the Philadelphia Athletics
Last MLB appearance
May 13, 1951, for the St. Louis Cardinals
MLB statistics
Batting average.211
Home runs2
Runs batted in22

Donald Lester Richmond (October 27, 1919 – May 24, 1981) was a professional baseball third baseman.

Minor leagues

Richmond began his playing career in 1940, but it was interrupted for four years due to World War II.[1] He won the International League batting crown in 1950 and 1951 while playing for the Rochester Red Wings, posting an amazing .350 average in 1951.[1]

Richmond served as player-manager for the Batavia Indians in 1959.[1]

Richmond was elected to the Rochester Red Wings Hall of Fame in 1990, and to the International League Hall of Fame in 2013.[1]

Major leagues

Richmond played in the major leagues over parts of four seasons (1941, 1946–47, 1951) with the Philadelphia Athletics and St. Louis Cardinals. For his career, he compiled a .211 batting average in 152 at-bats, with two home runs and 22 runs batted in.

Personal life

Richmond was born in Gillett, Pennsylvania and died in Elmira, New York at the age of 61.


  1. ^ a b c d "International League Hall of Fame Class of 2013" (PDF). Retrieved June 10, 2013.