Nolen Richardson

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Nolen Richardson
Third baseman
Born: (1903-01-18)January 18, 1903
Chattanooga, Tennessee
Died: September 25, 1951(1951-09-25) (aged 48)
Athens, Georgia
Batted: Right Threw: Right
MLB debut
April 26, 1929, for the Detroit Tigers
Last MLB appearance
April 17, 1939, for the Cincinnati Reds
MLB statistics
Batting average.247
Runs scored39
Runs batted in45

Clifford Nolen Richardson (January 18, 1903 – September 25, 1951) was a third baseman in Major League Baseball. He was born in Chattanooga, Tennessee and attended college at the University of Georgia. Besides, he was a member of the Sigma Chi Fraternity.

Richardson played for the Detroit Tigers, New York Yankees and Cincinnati Reds in a span of six seasons between 1929 and 1939. In 168 career games, he collected 117 hits in 473 at bats for a .247 batting average.

In between, Richardson was the shortstop and team captain of the 1937 Newark Bears, which is widely regarded as the best in Minor League Baseball history.[1] Afterwards, Richardson became the head baseball coach at the University of Georgia.

Richardson died on September 25, 1951 in Athens, Georgia.


  1. ^ Minor League Baseball Top Teams. Retrieved on February 20, 2018.

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