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J.R. Richard stood tall (6-9) in MLB history

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James Rodney Richard stood tall on and off the baseball mound.

The 6’9” righthander whose fastball turned baseballs into heat-seeking missiles fanned 1,493 batters and was a two-time National League strikeout leader.

A NL earned run champion in 1979, Richard had a 107-71 lifetime record and 3.15 earned run average during a shortened career that was destined for even more record wrecking achievements.

And more than 30 years after his playing days were over, J.R.is still being remembered and honored.

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