November 26, 1947 |
|Batted: Left||Threw: Right|
|September 23, 1968 for the Pittsburgh Pirates|
|Last MLB appearance|
|October 3, 1985 for the Chicago Cubs|
|Runs batted in||890|
|Career highlights and awards|
Richard Joseph Hebner (born November 26, 1947) is an American baseball batting coach for the New Hampshire Fisher Cats, Double-A affiliate of the Toronto Blue Jays. He is a former professional baseball third baseman. He played from 1968 to 1985 in Major League Baseball. He played with the Pittsburgh Pirates, Philadelphia Phillies, New York Mets, and Chicago Cubs, all of the National League, and the Detroit Tigers of the American League. He was a starter for the Pittsburgh team that won the 1971 World Series. Hebner compiled a lifetime batting average of .276 with 203 home runs and 890 runs batted in in 1908 career games.
Hebner was also known for working as a gravedigger at a cemetery run by his father and brother Dennis.
He also has had a long career as a batting coach at the Major League (Boston Red Sox (1989–91); Phillies (2001)) and minor league levels, as well as serving as a minor league manager in the Pirates and Toronto Blue Jays farm systems. His was also the hitting coach for the 2006 Durham Bulls, the Triple-A affiliate of the then-Tampa Bay Devil Rays.
Hebner spent three years in the Baltimore Orioles organization. He was hired as manager of the Frederick Keys 49 games into the 2008 campaign on May 26, replacing Tommy Thompson who was granted a leave of absence due to personal reasons. In the two seasons under Hebner's watch, the Keys went 35–55 (6–15/29–40) in 2008 and 64–75 (31–38/33–37) in 2009. He was named the hitting coach for the Norfolk Tides on January 7, 2010, but only lasted one season in that capacity when the Orioles declined to retain him on September 24.
Hebner was born in Norwood, Massachusetts.
See also 
- "Richie Hebner". Retrieved 20 November 2011.
- Goldberg, Stan. "Hebner is Keys' new manager," Frederick (MD) News-Post, Tuesday, May 27, 2008.
- "Hebner To Continue As Keys Skipper in 2009," Frederick Keys press release, Tuesday, January 13, 2009.
- Richie Hebner (minor league statistics & history) – Baseball-Reference.com.
- "Tides Name 2010 Coaching Staff," Norfolk Tides press release, Thursday, January 7, 2010.
- Connolly, Dan. "Facebook allows Patton to meet half-sister for first time," The Baltimore Sun, Saturday, September 25, 2010.
|Boston Red Sox Hitting Coach
|Frederick Keys manager