Saturday, January 11, 2014

The Year Of Dicks, Day 11!

It's time for the first color in the rainbow of Dicks!

Presenting Dick Green!

Dick was a slick-fielding 3-time World Champion with the Oakland A's, and an Athletics lifer (playing his entire Major League career with the team in Kansas City and Oakland). He primarily played 2nd base, but he's manned every position in the infield and even caught twice during his 12 year big league career. He got his 3rd ring and a Babe Ruth Award (solely for his fielding!) in '74, but the A's dropped him before the '75 season, (probably because Charlie O. didn't feel like actually paying him). That was it for Dick and baseball, but when you get dumped by your only team after a performance like his in the '74 Series (6 double plays!), who can blame you for quitting?

According to this site, after he left baseball, Dick co-owned a moving company in Rapid City for a bunch of years before selling his half and retiring. Hopefully Dick's enjoying retirement!

1 comment:

  1. Hmmm... I wonder what other colored Dicks you have in store for us.


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