Appel: Bobby Richardson’s enduring World Series records

From SABR member Marty Appel at The National Pastime Museum on October 11, 2017:

More than half a century has passed, and the World Series records of New York Yankees infielder Bobby Richardson continue to hold fast.

These are amazing not only for longevity, but for being serious offensive marks for a player better noted for defense.

Then there is one record that feels like it might stand forever; it continues to confound: Sixty-two years after the World Series MVP Award was created, Richardson remains the only player on a losing team to win it.

Never mind Reggie Jackson as Mr. October. Not only did Bobby Richardson put his stamp on the 1960 World Series—one of the greatest ever played, but two years later, he caught the final out of the seven-game classic against the San Francisco Giants, retiring the great Willie McCovey by going to his left to snare a blistering line drive that would have won the game for the Giants.

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Originally published: October 11, 2017. Last Updated: October 11, 2017.