Wortham, Richard 2010-07-01

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Richard Wortham, former baseball player for University of Texas (UT) was a 2010 inductee into the College Baseball Foundation’s Hall of Fame. He talks about his career first as a college baseball player and then as a professional player.

General Interview Information

Interviewee Name: Richard Wortham

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Date: July 01, 2010

Location: Lubbock, Texas

Interviewer: Daniel Sanchez

Length: 00:51:10


Background; Born at Odessa, Texas; Family background; Sibling’s occupation; Recollections of childhood; Sporting activities; Differences in sports now and then; Leagues he was part of; Positions he played; Level of competition; Playing during junior high and high school; Evolution of his pitch; About his favorite catcher; Recruitment by colleges; Colleges that approached him; Reasons he chose University of Texas; First semester at UT; Advantages of being in athletics; Influences; Major in business administration; Differences in playing tactics; Freshman year; Initial wins; About his injury; Team won the Southwest Conference Championship; Played at Omaha, Nebraska; Sophomore year; Played at Central America; Contracted Pneumonia; Played at Omaha; People who supported him; Description of the accident in his junior year; Post-accident recollections; Adjustments to his playing tactics; Team won the national title; Most of the team drafted; About his coach; Memories of the national championship game; Awards and recognition; Drafted by Chicago White Socks; Reasons he choose to go there; Various sporting events he was part of; Achievements of his pro-career; Scores and tactics; Things he misses; Recollections of Rosenblatt stadium; Views on being inducted in hall of fame.

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