Had he not become a star baseball player, Richie Hebner may have become a hockey star--in the late 1960s, he was recruited by Boston Bruins General Manager Milt Schmidt. But Hebner chose wisely, logging an 18-year career, 203 home runs, and a World Series ring with the 1971 Pittsburgh Pirates. He hit home runs off of three Hall of Famers in the 1972 postseason: Gaylord Perry, Juan Marichal, and Jim Palmer. A gravedigger in the offseason, Hebner has stayed close to his native New England, currently working as a hitting coach for the AAA Buffalo Bisons.
Career: 1968-76: Pittsburgh Pirates
1977-78: Philadelphia Phillies
1979: New York Mets
1980-82: Detroit Tigers
1982-83: Pittsburgh Pirates
1984-85: Chicago Cubs
Career Statistics: 1908 Games Played, .276/.352/.438, 203 HR 890 RBI, 32.9 WAR
Road Trip Stop #11: Norwood, MA
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