Life Before Superstations: A Story about J.R. Richard

On July 30th, 1980, WLW radio in Cincinnati announced Houston Astros pitcher J.R. Richard had collapsed during a pre-game workout, and had been rushed to a Houston hospital. I was 16 years old. I was not an Astros fan, but I’d followed J.R. since 1974, because I thought he had a cool baseball card.  Richard … Continue reading Life Before Superstations: A Story about J.R. Richard