Library to Welcome Former World Series MVP Bobby Richardson

October 22, 2012

Categories: Events

This Saturday, Oct. 27, from 10 – 11 a.m., Bobby Richardson, former second baseman for the New York Yankees and World Series MVP, will be at the Library to sign copies of his new book Impact Player.

Richardson played 11 seasons with the Yankees, one of the most prolific sports dynasties of all-time. He played in seven World Series, winning three of them. In the 1960 Series, he put together one of the greatest offensive innings in baseball history – 6 RBIs, including a grand slam, in one inning! Though the Yankees went on to lose to the Pittsburgh Pirates, Richardson was named World Series MVP that year, and to this day, he is the only World Series MVP selected from the losing team.

More important than his accolades on the field, along the way, Richardson used his faith to shine a light into the Yankee clubhouse. He counted Mickey Mantle as a close personal friend and he was instrumental in Mantle’s decision to follow Christ before his death.

In Impact Player, Richardson shares his life story, including never-before-told personal memories of his time with the Yankees.

Come to the Billy Graham Library this Saturday to meet a baseball legend! Books will be available for purchase at Ruth’s Attic Bookstore, and they make a great gift!

And, you can check out Bobby Richardson’s story from the 1965 Billy Graham Crusade in Honolulu and also in his own words from a 2003 issue of Decision magazine.



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