Nolen Richardson

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Nolen Richardson
Third baseman
Born: (1903-01-18)January 18, 1903
Chattanooga, Tennessee
Died: September 25, 1951(1951-09-25) (aged 48)
Athens, Georgia
Batted: Right Threw: Right
MLB debut
April 26, 1929 for the Detroit Tigers
Last MLB appearance
April 17, 1939 for the Cincinnati Reds
Career statistics
Batting average .247
Home runs 0
Runs batted in 45
Teams

Clifford Nolen Richardson (January 18, 1903 – September 25, 1951) was a third baseman in Major League Baseball. He was born in Chattanooga, Tennessee. He attended college at the University of Georgia and was a member of the Sigma Chi Fraternity.[citation needed]

Richardson played 6 seasons in the majors (1929, 1931–1932 with the Detroit Tigers, 1935 with the New York Yankees, and 1938–1939 with the Cincinnati Reds). In 168 career games, Richardson had 117 hits in 473 at bats (.247 average). He was the shortstop and captain of the 1937 Newark Bears team that is widely regarded as the best in minor league history. Richardson later became the head baseball coach at the University of Georgia.

He died on September 25, 1951 in Athens, Georgia.

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