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Wednesday, September 6, 2023

Tracy Richardson grew up in Watertown, then turned minor league intern and assistant GM

Tracy Richardson 1990 Watertown Indians card

Tracy Richardson grew up in Watertown, graduating from Watertown High School. So, when it came time for Watertown's minor league team to pick an intern for 1989, Richardson became a natural fit, The Ogdensburg Journal wrote.

"We think Tracy will be a tremendous asset to our organization," Watertown Indians GM Tom Van Schaak told The Journal. "Being from the area is a big plus. He knows a lot of people and a lot of people know Tracy."

Richardson did well enough that year as intern to make it to assistant GM for 1990.

Richardson started work with Watertown after playing baseball himself at Watertown High and then Jefferson Community College and Brockport State, where he worked to complete a degree in physical education and sports management, The Journal wrote.

By that October, Richardson had been named the Indians' assistant general manager. He even got to go to the American League Championship series in Toronto with GM Van Schaak.

That November, Richardson spoke to The Lowville Journal and Republican about tickets going on sale for 1990.

"We are anticipating an even bigger demand for season tickets in 1990," Richardson told The Journal and Republican. "A large number of our 1989 ticket holders have already renewed for 1990."

Richardson then returned for 1990, and even got his own baseball card in that year's team set. Further information on his career beyond 1990 could not be found.

Tracy Richardson 1990 Watertown Indians card

1990 Minor League Tally 
Players/Coaches Featured:4,216
Made the Majors:1,383-32.8%
Never Made Majors:2,833-67.2%-X
5+ Seasons in the Majors:562
10+ Seasons in the Minors:345

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