For more great baseball stories like this one, 'like' us on Facebook -

Tuesday, January 10, 2023

Mike Richardson once hit a home run at Baltimore's Memorial Stadium; Played three seasons, made high-A

Mike Richardson's Frederick Keys got a unique home game in June 1990 and Richardson enjoyed the trip, according to The Washington Post.

The Keys traveled to Baltimore for an annual game at the major league Memorial Stadium. Richardson hit a two-run home run, The Post wrote.

"Home runs feel good, especially at a major league park," Richardson told The Post. "That is where you want to be and now I can say I hit one out of this place."

For Richardson, he wouldn't get a chance to hit another at a big league stadium. That season marked his third as a pro and also his last. He topped out at high-A.

Richardson's career began in 1988, taken by the Orioles in the 17th round of the draft out of Portland State University.

Richardson started with the Orioles at rookie Bluefield. He hit .279 over 44 games. He hit a two-run home run in a July game, his only home run on the year.

He moved to short-season Erie for 1989. He saw 32 games there and hit .345, with six home runs.

Richardson then made high-A Frederick for 1990. He got into 110 games and hit .234, with three home runs. He went 5 for 6 in a June win. That season, however, proved his final campaign

1990 Minor League Tally 
Players/Coaches Featured:4,109
Made the Majors:1,361-33.1%
Never Made Majors:2,748-66.9%-X
5+ Seasons in the Majors:554
10+ Seasons in the Minors:336

No comments:

Post a Comment