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Richard Ackermann

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Richard John Ackermann

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Biographical Information[edit]

Infielder Richard Ackermann played in the minor leagues from 1948 to 1950 and from 1953 to 1954. He played in the Cleveland Indians (1948-1949), Washington Senators (1950, 1953-1954) and Philadelphia Athletics (1953) systems.

With the Green Bay Bluejays in 1948, he hit .297 with 120 hits, 84 runs, 16 steals and 25 doubles in 113 games. In 1949, again with Green Bay, he hit .301 with 118 hits in 112 games. In 1950, Ackermann hit .294/.461/.418 in 92 games for the New Castle Chiefs. He did not play in 1951 or 1952, as he served with the Army in the Korean War.

Returning to baseball in 1953, Ackermann hit .263 with 75 hits in 96 games split between the Charlotte Hornets (.242/.358/.305 in 83 G as a utility infielder) and Fayetteville Highlanders (18 for 49, 5 2B, HR, 2 BB). He hit .294 with 126 hits in 124 games split between the Hagerstown Packets (.303/.414/.405 in 110 G, fielding .930 at shortstop) and Rock Hill Chiefs (10 for 46, HR, 7 BB) in 1954, his final season.

Overall, Ackermann hit .291 with 527 hits in 537 games over five seasons.

He then graduated college. He worked for Continental Bank and Merrill Lynch, where he was Managing Director of the institutional municipal bond department.