The legend of the Houston Astros, JR Richard, passed away at the age of 71, this being a historical pitcher who shone for years in the Major Leagues (MLB).
According to information from the Astros, ex-pitcher JR Richard unfortunately passed away at the age of 71, being a sensible loss for this organization and for the Major Leagues in general for what he meant as a player.
JR Richard, a two-time National League strikeout champion, had a successful MLB career, interrupted by a debilitating stroke and various cerebrovascular complications that ended his internship as a professional.
Richard shone with the Astros from 1971 to 1980, being once All-Star of the MLB and also, he is a member of the Hall of Fame of this organization, without a doubt a game that affects the sidereal because of what this former meant for them. right pitcher.
Additionally, it can be noted from JR Richard that on September 25, 1971, he struck out 15 Giants batters in his MLB debut, a record he still shares to this day.
For life in the Major Leagues, right-hander JR Richard played 238 games, leaving a record of 107-71, being between 1978 and 1979 in the voting to win the Cy Young of the National League.
JR Richard only wore the Astros uniform in MLB and posted a 3.15 ERA in 221 starts (1606.0 innings), giving up 770 walks and 1,493 career strikeouts.. (Fielding)
Astros Hall of Fame starting pitcher JR Richard, one of the greatest players to don an Astros uniform, has passed away. He was 71 years old. pic.twitter.com/ylqq2nPQMi
– Houston Astros (@astros) August 5, 2021