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Still Throwing Heat: Former Astro J.R. Richard’s Story of Redemption

Posted on · Tonight (July 12, 2016) is Major League Baseball’s All-Star Game. The Houston Astros have two players representing them in this year’s midsummer classic: second-baseman Jose Altuve and relief pitcher Will Harris. But more than 25 years ago, in 1980, one of the players that represented them in the All-Star Game was pitcher J.R. Richard. He […]

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Oversight of City Jails and J.R. Richard: Tuesday’s Show (June 30, 2015)

Posted on · We all experience peaks and valleys in our lives. Great accomplishments, health scares, personal milestones, economic woes; some years you’re up, others you’re down. But you’d be hard-pressed to find many Houstonians who have been on a roller coaster ride to match J.R. Richard, a mainstay in the Houston Astros rotation throughout the 1970s, and […]