Impact Player: Leaving a Lasting Legacy On and Off the Field by Bobby Richardson

Impact Player is a memoir of baseball great Bobby Richardson. Bobby Richardson was a star player for the Yankees, winning three world series with the team in the years '58, '61, and '62, and was an all-star player 8 times. He played second baseman, and was strong at defense. And while he is a notable figure in baseball, he is also a Christian who now devotes much of his time sharing his positive experiences with others.

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Bobby Richardson, born Robert Clint Richardson, lives a life that puts many professional athletes to shame. I was impressed with how he lived his life. He literally gave up pro ball to be with his family because his four young children needed him to be at home more. He ended up having 5 children with his wife, with whom he shares nearly 60 years of marriage. From professional baseball, Richardson went on to coach college ball.

More than reading about the life of a pretty good guy, I liked reading about all the historical players in baseball that he was intimate with on a daily basis: Mickey Mantle, Whitey Ford, Tony Kubek, Yogi Berra, and more. This makes for a feel-good read memoir, and with so may tell-all memoirs out there, Impact Player is actually one that can be read by anyone in the family.

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Disclosure: This book was provided by the publisher and any opinions are my own.