Saturday, March 6, 2010

1967 Topps Pete Richert Washington Senators

Today marks the end of the 2010 Florida Spring Training Baseball  junket and upon return, there was a 1967 Topps Autographed Baseball card waiting in the mail. It is that of Pete Richert, pitcher of the Washington Senators. Card number 590 in the 1967 Topps Baseball card set of 609.

This autograph from Pete Richert was obtained by sending a through the mail request to his home in California on January 29, 2010. Mr. Richert returned the card signed with a thin blue sharpie autograph 34 days later. It is the 464th autographed in my collection. Thank you Pete!

Pete Richert pitched in the Major Leagues for 13 years from 1962 to 1974 for the Los Angeles Dodgers, Washington Senators, Baltimore Orioles, St. Louis Cardinals and Philadelphia Phillies. His career statistics include 80 wins, a 3.19 earned run average, 51 saves and 925 strikeouts. Pete was a member of two World Series Championship teams, 1963 with the Dodgers and 1970 with the Orioles and was named to two All-star teams in 1965 and 1966.

Pete Richert's career started out on a very high note. In his debut on April 12, 1962, Pete struck out the first 6 batters he faced, including 4 in one-inning. The six strikeouts tied a record and the 4 strikeouts in the inning set a record for a pitcher in his debut. To learn more about Pete Richert, go to his biography at wikipedia.org.


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2 comments:

  1. I am trying to contact Mr. Richert. Can you help?

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  2. Chris, I will not post his address from this site, but if you send an email to me at dugoutdug@gmail.com and I send it to you.

    Thanks, Doug

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