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Lance Clayton Richbourg (December 18, 1897 – September 10, 1975) was an American professional baseball player who was a Major League right fielder for eight seasons between 1921 and 1932. Richbourg played college baseball for the University of Florida, and thereafter, he played professionally for the Philadelphia Phillies, Washington Senators, Boston Braves and Chicago Cubs. Richbourg was a career .308 hitter (806-2619) with 13 home runs and 247 RBI in 698 games played.

Lance Richbourg
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Richbourg from 1922
Seminole yearbook
Right fielder
Born: (1897-12-18)December 18, 1897
DeFuniak Springs, Florida
Died: September 10, 1975(1975-09-10) (aged 77)
Crestview, Florida
Batted: Left Threw: Right
MLB debut
July 4, 1921, for the Philadelphia Phillies
Last MLB appearance
September 25, 1932, for the Chicago Cubs
MLB statistics
Batting average.308
Runs scored378
Runs batted in247
Home runs13

Early yearsEdit

Richbourg was born in DeFuniak Springs, Florida, in the Florida Panhandle, in 1897.[1] He graduated from Walton High School in DeFuniak Springs. The high school adopted the nickname of "Braves" because Richbourg was a member of the Boston Braves in 1926.[1]

College careerEdit

He attended the University of Florida in Gainesville, Florida, where he played for the Florida Gators baseball team for a single season in 1919.[2] He graduated from Florida with a bachelor's degree in 1922. In between stints in the major leagues, Richbourg returned to Gainesville to coach the Gators baseball team in 1922 and 1923, and again in 1926.[2] He compiled a win-loss record of 39–21 (.650) in his three seasons as the Gators' head coach.[2]

Richbourg died in Crestview, Florida, in 1975; he was 77 years old.

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ a b, Players, Lance Richbourg. Retrieved November 20, 2010.
  2. ^ a b c Florida Baseball 2012 Media Supplement Archived 2014-09-03 at the Wayback Machine, University Athletic Association, Gainesville, Florida, pp. 110, 115, 118 (2012). Retrieved May 15, 2012.

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