Dick Raddatz (Red Sox, WEEI) has died
Thu Mar 17 07:18:59 EST 2005
Bob Nelson wrote:
>Former Red Sox pitcher Dick "The Monster" Raddatz (with the team in the early 60s) died yesterday from injuries related to a fall down a flight of stairs at his home in Easton. He was 67. Listeners to WEEI were familiar with his appearances on "The Big Show" and I believe he also did some work with the various Sunday night sports shows on local TV. More recently, Raddatz was pitching coach for Lynn's North Shore Spirit.
Raddatz was one of the greats. I had the privilege to meet him at one
of the Sox events (Fantasy Ball). Awhile back since it was in the old
Garden. He, along with Bill Lee and others, made for a genuinely good
time. I recall Raddatz as being, far and above (pun intended), the most
accessable of the stars at that reception. His style was to be generous
with his discussions with individual fans and never seemed to tire of
the demands that the crowd placed on him.
And just think, Dick got the job done for less than the usual $3.2 M and
without the need for teammates to inject his butt with performance
RIP and Play ball --
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