J.R. Richard Stats

J.R. Richard was born on Tuesday, March 7, 1950, in Vienna, Louisiana. Richard was 21 years old when he broke into the big leagues on September 5, 1971, with the Houston Astros. His biographical data, year-by-year hitting stats, fielding stats, pitching stats (where applicable), career totals, uniform numbers, salary data and miscellaneous items-of-interest are presented by Baseball Almanac on this comprehensive .R. Richard baseball stats page.

"I see where (J.R.) Richard claims he still throws ninety miles an hour. Maybe he does, providing he's throwing out of a car going sixty." - Bill 'Spaceman' Lee (While Pitching in the WPB Tropics Senior League in 1989)
J.R. Richard

J.R. Richard Autograph on a 1976 Topps Baseball Card (#625 | <a href='../baseball_cards/baseball_cards_oneset.php?s=1976top01' title='1976 Topps Baseball Card Checklist'>Checklist</a>)
J.R. Richard Autograph on a 1976 Topps Baseball Card (#625 | Checklist )

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Birth Name:
James Rodney Richard
Nickname:
J.R.
Born On:
03-07-1950  (Pisces)
Place of Birth Data Born In:
Vienna, Louisiana
Year of Death Data Died On:
Still Living ( 500 Oldest Living )
Place of Death Data Died In:
Still Living
Cemetery:
n/a
High School:
Lincoln High School (Ruston, LA)
College:
None Attended
Batting Stances Chart Bats:
Right
Throwing Arms Chart Throws:
Right
Player Height Chart Height:
6-08
Player Weight Chart Weight:
222
First Game:
09-05-1971 (Age 21)
Last Game:
07-14-1980
Draft:
1969 : 1st Round (2nd)
J.R. Richard

J.R. Richard Pitching Stats

G GS GF W L PCT ERA CG SHO SV IP BFP H ER R HR BB IBB SO WP HB BK HLD
1971 21 Astros 4 4 0 2 1 .667 3.43 1 0 0 21.0 96 17 8 9 1 16 0 29 2 0 0 -
1972 22 Astros 4 1 0 1 0 1.000 13.50 0 0 0 6.0 36 10 9 9 0 8 0 8 2 2 0 -
1973 23 Astros 16 10 2 6 2 .750 4.00 2 1 0 72.0 297 54 32 37 2 38 0 75 3 1 1 -
1974 24 Astros 15 9 0 2 3 .400 4.18 0 0 0 64.2 278 58 30 31 3 36 0 42 9 1 1 -
1975 25 Astros 33 31 1 12 10 .545 4.39 7 1 0 203.0 905 178 99 107 8 138 0 176 20 4 5 -
1976 26 Astros 39 39 0 20 15 .571 2.75 14 3 0 291.0 1,218 221 89 105 14 151 4 214 13 4 2 -
1977 27 Astros 36 36 0 18 12 .600 2.97 13 3 0 267.0 1,092 212 88 94 18 104 1 214 6 0 1 -
1978 28 Astros 36 36 0 18 11 .621 3.11 16 3 0 275.1 1,139 192 95 104 12 141 4 303 16 2 3 -
1979 29 Astros 38 38 0 18 13 .581 2.71 19 4 0 292.1 1,175 220 88 98 13 98 5 313 19 3 1 -
1980 30 Astros 17 17 0 10 4 .714 1.90 4 4 0 113.2 438 65 24 31 2 40 1 119 2 0 0 -
G GS GF W L PCT ERA CG SHO SV IP BFP H ER R HR BB IBB SO WP HB BK HLD
10 Years 238 221 3 107 71 .601 3.15 76 19 0 1,606.0 6,674 1,227 562 625 73 770 15 1,493 92 17 14 -
J.R. Richard

J.R. Richard Hitting Stats

G AB R H 2B 3B HR GRSL RBI BB IBB SO SH SF HBP GIDP AVG OBP SLG
1971 21 Astros 4 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 2 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
1972 22 Astros 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
1973 23 Astros 16 28 2 5 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 12 1 0 0 0 .179 .179 .179
1974 24 Astros 15 21 1 3 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 9 1 0 0 2 .143 .143 .286
1975 25 Astros 33 74 4 15 6 0 1 0 13 1 0 29 5 0 0 2 .203 .213 .324
1976 26 Astros 39 100 6 14 1 0 2 0 9 0 0 33 1 2 1 0 .140 .146 .210
1977 27 Astros 36 87 10 20 0 2 2 0 7 1 0 28 11 0 1 1 .230 .247 .345
1978 28 Astros 37 101 8 18 0 0 1 0 10 1 0 27 5 0 0 2 .178 .186 .208
1979 29 Astros 38 95 6 12 1 1 2 0 6 1 0 24 11 1 0 4 .126 .134 .221
1980 30 Astros 17 39 2 6 2 0 1 0 3 0 0 15 4 0 0 0 .154 .154 .282
G AB R H 2B 3B HR GRSL RBI BB IBB SO SH SF HBP GIDP AVG OBP SLG
10 Years 239 552 39 93 10 3 10 0 50 4 0 181 41 3 2 11 .168 .176 .252
J.R. Richard

J.R. Richard Fielding Stats

POS G GS OUTS TC TC/G CH PO A E DP PB CASB CACS FLD% RF
1971 Astros P 4 4 63 4 1.0 4 1 3 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 1.71
1972 Astros P 4 1 18 2 0.5 2 0 2 0 1 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 3.00
1973 Astros P 16 10 216 9 0.6 8 5 3 1 0 n/a n/a n/a .889 1.00
1974 Astros P 15 9 194 10 0.7 10 5 5 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 1.39
1975 Astros P 33 31 609 28 0.8 27 8 19 1 0 n/a n/a n/a .964 1.20
1976 Astros P 39 39 873 68 1.7 58 19 39 10 2 n/a n/a n/a .853 1.79
1977 Astros P 36 36 801 70 1.9 70 26 44 0 2 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 2.36
1978 Astros P 36 36 826 70 1.9 67 29 38 3 0 n/a n/a n/a .957 2.19
1979 Astros P 38 38 877 51 1.3 46 14 32 5 0 n/a n/a n/a .902 1.42
1980 Astros P 17 17 341 16 0.9 16 6 10 0 1 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 1.27
POS G GS OUTS TC TC/G CH PO A E DP PB CASB CACS FLD% RF
P Totals 238 221 4,818 328 1.4 308 113 195 20 6 n/a n/a n/a .939 1.73
10 Years 238 221 4,818 328 1.4 308 113 195 20 6 n/a n/a n/a .939 1.73
J.R. Richard

J.R. Richard Miscellaneous Stats

SB CS SB% PH PR DH AB/HR AB/K AB/RBI K/BB K/9 BB/9
1971 Astros 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 0.0 1.8 0.0 1.81 12.43 6.86
1972 Astros 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 0.0 0.0 0.0 1.00 12.00 12.00
1973 Astros 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 0.0 2.3 28.0 1.97 9.38 4.75
1974 Astros 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 21.0 2.3 21.0 1.17 5.85 5.01
1975 Astros 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 74.0 2.6 5.7 1.28 7.80 6.12
1976 Astros 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 50.0 3.0 11.1 1.42 6.62 4.67
1977 Astros 1 0 1.000 0 0 n/a 43.5 3.1 12.4 2.06 7.21 3.51
1978 Astros 1 1 .500 1 0 n/a 101.0 3.7 10.1 2.15 9.90 4.61
1979 Astros 0 1 .000 0 0 n/a 47.5 4.0 15.8 3.19 9.64 3.02
1980 Astros 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 39.0 2.6 13.0 2.98 9.42 3.17
SB CS SB% PH PR DH AB/HR AB/K AB/RBI K/BB K/9 BB/9
10 Years 2 2 .500 1 0 n/a 55.2 3.0 11.0 1.94 8.37 4.32
J.R. Richard

J.R. Richard Miscellaneous Items of Interest

1971 Houston Astros 50 $12,750.00 - -
1972 Houston Astros 50 $13,500.00 - -
1973 Houston Astros 50 $15,000.00 - -
1974 Houston Astros 50 $25,900.00 - -
1975 Houston Astros 50 $37,000.00 - -
1976 Houston Astros 50 $40,000.00 - -
1977 Houston Astros 50 $75,000.00 - -
1978 Houston Astros 50 $180,000.00 - -
1979 Houston Astros 50 $188,000.00 - -
1980 Houston Astros 50 $195,000.00 Stats -


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