Championship Thinking in Sports

Jim Meier

Championship Thinking in Sports – Bobby Richardson: Impact Player

In this show, seven time New York Yankee All-Star 2nd baseman (’57, ’59, ’62, ’63, ’64, 65 and ’66) Bobby Richardson, shares information and stories about being a Yankee and wearing the pinstripes. Bobby draws from his recent book, Impact Player, as well as countless episodes from his life of rich experience and learning. Expect to hear from Bobby on these topics: Yankee teammates, Mickey Mantle, Tony Kubek, etc., Yankee Managers, Casey Stengel and Ralph Houk, Bobby’s faith, climbing the ladder of success, building a championship team, team leadership, youth in America and more. Bobby touched my life early. At age ten I caddied for Bobby and Tony Kubek when they traveled to Omaha while playing for the Yankee farm club, the Denver Bears. And on two other occasions in Omaha I had the good fortune to again meet and hear Bobby speak at a College World Series breakfast and Fellowship of Christian Athletes dinner. Bobby’s high level of integrity for the game and life makes it my pleasure to bring him to you in this show. Following the Booby Richardson segment, I will share one of six sports psychology stories and tips delivered at my January 4 talk at the American Baseball Coaches Association convention. The tip will be about “No Such Thing As Luck.”