Newspaper article Charleston Gazette Mail

Former Astros, Giants GM Richardson Dies at 93

Newspaper article Charleston Gazette Mail

Former Astros, Giants GM Richardson Dies at 93

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ATLANTA - Former Houston Astros and San Francisco Giants general manager H.B. "Spec Richardson died Tuesday at the age of 93. The Muscogee County coroner's office confirmed Richardson died at his home in Columbus, Georgia due to natural causes.

Richardson was general manager of the Astros from 1967-75 and was the Giants' GM from 1976-80.

Richardson is remembered for several major trades. In 1971 he traded Joe Morgan, Denis Menke, Jack Billingham and Cesar Geronimo to Cincinnati in exchange for a package of players that included first baseman Lee May. Morgan, Billingham and Geronimo became key players on the Reds' championship teams.

The Astros released a statement saying they "join many others in the baseball world in mourning the passing of Spec Richardson, who served as the Astros general manager from 1967-75. …

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