Go inside the clubhouse of one of the most prolific dynasties in baseball history with Bobby Richardson, an outspoken Christian who's still the only player from the losing team to be named the World Series MVP. Playing alongside Mickey Mantle, Roger Maris, and others, he was instrumental in the creation of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes.
Former Yankee Bobby Richardson played alongside Mickey Mantle, Roger Maris, Whitey Ford, Joe Pepitone, and Yogi Berra during one of the most prolific dynasties in baseball history, and he remains to this day the only player from the losing team ever to be named World Series MVP.
In Impact Player, Bobby shares his life story, including never-before-told tales from the Yankee clubhouse during the historic 55-65 pennant runs and World Series appearances. The book also features the unlikely friendship Richardson, a devout and outspoken Christian, shared with Yankee legend and renowned drinker and womanizer, Mickey Mantle.
The perfect combination of faith and baseball, Impact Player offers a rare glimpse into one of the most celebrated dynasties in the history of the game, and it paints a fascinating portrait of a life well-lived and the lasting rewards that come from knowing and loving God.
Bobby Richardson played second base for the NY Yankees from 1955 to 1966, playing in seven World Series and winning three. An outspoken Christian, Richardson played a vital role in the creation of Fellowship of Christian Athletes and Baseball Chapel. After retiring, Richardson coached for the University of South Carolina and later, at Liberty University. Bobby remains an active speaker and evangelist and currently lives in Sumter, South Carolina with his wife, Betsy.