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Ruth Richard

Ruth Richard

Ruth Richard

Ruth Richard

Ruth Richard

Profile Information

  • Maiden Name:
  • Nickname: Richie
  • Hometown: Argus, PA (US)
  • Throwing Hand: Right
  • Batting Hand: Left
  • Born: September 20, 1928
  • Died: May 6, 2018

Ruth RichardHistory

Richard, Ruth (9/20/1928 - 5/6/2018)
By Carl Knerr

Ruth Richard, 89, of Quakertown died May 6, 2018 in Belle Haven Nursing Home. Born in Sellersville, PA she was the daughter of the late Oliver Frank & Carrie (Seacrist) Richard.

For six consecutive years she was an All Star Professional Baseball Player for the Rockford Peaches of the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League. She then worked for the former Ametek/U. S. Gauge in Sellersville.

Ruth was a member of the Baseball Hall of Fame, the Pennsylvania State Hall of Fame and the Pennridge-Quakertown Hall of Fame. She received awards from both the Senate and House of Representatives of Pennsylvania.

She was survived by her brother-in-law, a nephew, a niece, a great niece, and a great great niece.

She was predeceased by her sister Arlene “Mickey” Knerr and a brother Norman Richard. Graveside Services were held on Friday, May 25, 2018 at 11:00 A.M. at St. John’s Ridge Valley Cemetery 910 Allentown Rd. Sellersville, PA 18960.  Arrangements were the care of the C. R. Strunk Funeral Home, Inc. (www.crstrunk.com) Quakertown.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions were recommended for the All American Girls Professional Baseball League.

Submitted on: 06/06/2018

Author: Carl Knerr

Contributed By: Carl Knerr

Copyright: C.R. Strunk Funeral Home, Quakertown, PA


LeagueBatting Record

Year Ga AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB BB SO AVG
1947 47 147 5 26 3 1 0 7 2 4 13 .177
1948 110 363 30 61 9 5 1 35 11 25 24 .168
1949 84 265 23 45 0 0 1 20 11 27 14 .170
1950 95 315 29 79 11 6 1 28 12 25 13 .251
1951 99 368 34 102 7 3 0 60 6 18 19 .277
1952 106 394 41 112 14 5 3 46 9 13 12 .284
1953 92 341 33 86 11 0 2 48 7 15 9 .252
1954 92 325 42 97 12 0 7 43 14 15 5 .298

LeaguePitching Record

Year G IP R ER ERA BB SO HB WP W L PCT
1947 3 7 - - - - - - - - - -

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