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J.R. Richard J.R. Richard
Full name: James Rodney Richard
Born: March 7, 1950, Vienna, Louisiana
First Game: September 5, 1971; Final Game: July 14, 1980
Bat: Right Throw: Right Height: 6' 8" Weight: 222
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Pitcher Matchups   Batter Matchups
Batting RecordBatting Record
Year Team                  G    AB    R    H  2B  3B  HR  RBI   BB IBB   SO HBP  SH  SF  XI ROE GDP   SB  CS   AVG   OBP   SLG   BFW Year TeamTeam
1971 HOU N Daily Splits    4     7    0    0   0   0   0    0    0   0    4   0   2   0   0   0   0    0   0  .000  .000  .000   0.0 1971 HOU N
1972 HOU N                 4     0    0    0   0   0   0    0    0   0    0   0   0   0   0   0i  0    0   0     -     -     -   0.0 1972 HOU N
1973 HOU N Daily Splits   16    28    2    5   0   0   0    1    0   0   12   0   1   0   0   0   0    0   0  .179  .179  .179   0.0 1973 HOU N
1974 HOU N Daily Splits   15    21    1    3   0   0   1    1    0   0    9   0   1   0   0   0   2    0   0  .143  .143  .286   0.0 1974 HOU N
1975 HOU N Daily Splits   33    74    4   15   6   0   1   13    1   0   29   0   5   0   0   3   2    0   0  .203  .213  .324   0.0 1975 HOU N
1976 HOU N Daily Splits   39   100    6   14   1   0   2    9    0   0   33   1   1   2   1   2   0    0   0  .140  .146  .210   0.0 1976 HOU N
1977 HOU N Daily Splits   36    87   10   20   0   2   2    7    1   0   28   1  11   0   1   4   1    1   0  .230  .247  .345   0.0 1977 HOU N
1978 HOU N Daily Splits   37   101    8   18   0   0   1   10    1   0   27   0   5   0   0   1   2    1   1  .178  .186  .208   0.0 1978 HOU N
1979 HOU N Daily Splits   38    95    6   12   1   1   2    6    1   0   24   0  11   1   0   2   4    0   1  .126  .134  .221   0.0 1979 HOU N
1980 HOU N Daily Splits   17    39    2    6   2   0   1    3    0   0   15   0   4   0   0   1   0    0   0  .154  .154  .282   0.0 1980 HOU N
Total            Splits  239   552   39   93  10   3  10   50    4   0  181   2  41   3   2  13i 11    2   2  .168  .176  .252   0.0 Total
Year Team                  G    AB    R    H  2B  3B  HR  RBI   BB IBB   SO HBP  SH  SF  XI ROE GDP   SB  CS   AVG   OBP   SLG   BFW Year TeamTeam
i - incomplete
All-Star Game Batting RecordAll-Star Game Batting Record
Year Team                  G    AB    R    H  2B  3B  HR  RBI   BB IBB   SO HBP  SH  SF  XI ROE GDP   SB  CS   AVG   OBP   SLG Year Team
1980 NL                    1     0    0    0   0   0   0    0    0   0    0   0   0   0   0   0   0    0   0     -     -     - 1980 NL   

Pitching RecordPitching Record
Year Team                  G  GS  CG SHO  GF  SV   IP      H   BFP  HR    R   ER   BB  IB   SO  SH  SF  WP HPB  BK  2B  3B GDP ROE   W   L    ERA    PW Year Team
1971 HOU N Daily Splits    4   4   1   0   0   0   21     17    96   1    9    8   16   0   29   0   1   2   0   0   1   0   0   1   2   1   3.43  -0.1 1971 HOU N
1972 HOU N Daily Splits    4   1   0   0   0   0    6     10    36   0    9    9    8   0    8   0   0   2   2   0   4   0   1i  0i  1   0  13.50  -0.9 1972 HOU N
1973 HOU N Daily Splits   16  10   2   1   2   0   72     54   297   2   37   32   38   0   75   0   1   3   1   1   8   2   7   1   6   2   4.00  -0.5 1973 HOU N
1974 HOU N Daily Splits   15   9   0   0   0   0   64.2   58   278   3   31   30   36   0   42   1   1   9   1   1   6   2   7   1   2   3   4.18  -0.3 1974 HOU N
1975 HOU N Daily Splits   33  31   7   1   1   0  203    178   905   8  107   99  138   0  176  10   4  20   4   5  27   4  22   9  12  10   4.39  -2.0 1975 HOU N
1976 HOU N Daily Splits   39  39  14   3   0   0  291    221  1218  14  105   89  151   4  214  13   6  13   4   2  36   2  26  16  20  15   2.75   1.7 1976 HOU N
1977 HOU N Daily Splits   36  36  13   3   0   0  267    212  1092  18   94   88  104   1  214   9   5   6   0   1  32   6  21  10  18  12   2.97   3.2 1977 HOU N
1978 HOU N Daily Splits   36  36  16   3   0   0  275.1  192  1139  12  104   95  141   4  303  13   4  16   2   3  33   8  14  12  18  11   3.11   0.9 1978 HOU N
1979 HOU N Daily Splits   38  38  19   4   0   0  292.1  220  1175  13   98   88   98   5  313  14   8  19   3   1  38   7  17  10  18  13   2.71   2.9 1979 HOU N
1980 HOU N Daily Splits   17  17   4   4   0   0  113.2   65   438   2   31   24   40   1  119   5   2   2   0   0  13   1   8   8  10   4   1.90   2.3 1980 HOU N
Total            Splits  238 221  76  19   3   0 1606   1227  6674  73  625  562  770  15 1493  65  32  92  17  14 198  32 123i 68i107  71   3.15   7.2 Total
Year Team                  G  GS  CG SHO  GF  SV   IP      H   BFP  HR    R   ER   BB  IB   SO  SH  SF  WP HPB  BK  2B  3B GDP ROE   W   L    ERA    PW Year Team
i - incomplete
All-Star Game Pitching RecordAll-Star Game Pitching Record
Year Team                  G  GS  CG SHO  GF  SV   IP      H   BFP  HR    R   ER   BB  IB   SO  SH  SF  WP HPB  BK  2B  3B GDP ROE   W   L    ERA Year Team
1980 NL    Daily Splits    1   1   0   0   0   0    2      1     9   0    0    0    2   0    3   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0.00 1980 NL   

Fielding RecordFielding Record
Year Team        POS    G   GS   CG   INN      PO    A  ERR   DP  TP   PB   CS   SB  PkO   AVG
1971 HOU N Daily   P    4    4    1    21       1    3    0    0   0    3    2    1    0 1.000
1972 HOU N Daily   P    4    1    0     6       0    2    0    1   0    0i   1    1    0i1.000
1973 HOU N Daily   P   16   10    2    71.2     5    3    1    0   0    2    5    9    0  .889
1974 HOU N Daily   P   15    9    0    64.2     5    5    0    0   0    2    4    9    0 1.000
1975 HOU N Daily   P   33   31    7   203       8   19    1    0   0    7   12   25    0  .964
1976 HOU N Daily   P   39   39   14   291      19   39   10    2   0    7   11   34    4  .853
1977 HOU N Daily   P   36   36   13   267      26   44    0    2   0    6   13   22    1 1.000
1978 HOU N Daily   P   36   36   16   275.1    29   38    3    0   0    5   14   34    6  .957
1979 HOU N Daily   P   38   38   19   292.1    14   32    5    0   0    6   10   28    1  .902
1980 HOU N Daily   P   17   17    4   113.2     6   10    0    1   0    1    1   14    1 1.000
Total              P  238  221   76  1605.2   113  195   20    6   0   39i  73  177   13i .939
Year Team        POS    G   GS   CG   INN      PO    A  ERR   DP  TP   PB   CS   SB  PkO   AVG
i - incomplete
All-Star Game Fielding RecordAll-Star Game Fielding Record
Year Team        POS    G   GS   CG   INN      PO    A  ERR   DP  TP   PB   CS   SB  PkO   AVG
1980 NL    Daily   P    1    1    0     2       0    0    0    0   0    0    0    1    0     -

TransactionsTransactions
Selected by Houston Astros in the 1st round (2nd pick overall) of the free-agent
draft (June 5, 1969).

Granted free agency (November 7, 1983).

Signed by Houston Astros (February 17, 1984).

Released by Houston Astros (April 27, 1984).


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