The legend of the Astros from Houston, JR Richard, passed away at the age of 71, being this a historical pitcher who shone for years in the Big leagues (MLB).
According to information from the Astros, the ex-pitcher JR Richard Regrettably passed away at the age of 71, being a sensible loss for this organization and for the Big leagues in general because of what he meant as a player.
JR Richard, who was a two-time National League strikeout champion, had a successful career in the MLB, which was interrupted by a debilitating stroke and various cerebrovascular complications that ended her internship as a professional.
Here the report:
Astros Hall of Fame starting pitcher JR Richard, one of the greatest players to don an Astros uniform, has passed away. He was 71 years old. pic.twitter.com/ylqq2nPQMi
– Houston Astros (@astros) August 5, 2021
At 6’8 “, JR Richard was an intimidating right hander who led the MLB in strikeouts in 1978 and 1979 and started the 1980 All-Star Game for the NL.
He spent his entire 10-year career with the @Astros.
– MLB Vault (@MLBVault) August 5, 2021
Richard shone with the Astros 1971 to 1980, being an All-Star of the MLB and in addition, he is a member of the Hall of Fame of this organization, without a doubt a game that affects the sidereal because of what this former right-hander meant to them.
In addition, it can be highlighted from JR Richard that on September 25, 1971, he struck out 15 Giants batters in his debut in the MLB, a record that he still shares to this day.
For life in Big leagues, the right JR Richard he played 238 games, leaving a record of 107-71, being between 1978 and 1979 in the voting to win the Cy Young of the National League.
JR Richard He only wore the uniform of the Astros on the MLB and posted a 3.15 ERA in 221 starts (1606.0 innings), giving up 770 walks and 1,493 career strikeouts.