Game 170 | March 19, 1969 | Bobby Richardson
Playing second base alongside shortstop Tony Kubek, Richardson was a key part of the dominant New York Yankee teams of the 1950s and 1960s. He was a seven-time all-star in his 11-year career. He is probably best remembered for his defensive play in the 1962 World Series that kept Willie Mays and Matty Alou from scoring the runs that would have beaten the Yankees and given the series to the San Francisco Giants. His manager; Casey Stengel, once said of Richardson, a devout Christian, "Look at him. He don't drink, he don't smoke, he don't chew, he don't stay out late, and he still can't hit .250."
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