Richard C. Klaus
- Bats Right, Throws Right
- Height 5' 10", Weight 170 lb.
A shortstop, Richard Klaus played in 1942 and from 1946 to 1958, hitting .280 in 1,437 games over the course of a 14-year career. Though his statistics are incomplete, it is known that he hit at least 257 doubles, 24 triples and 58 home runs. In 1953, with the Pauls Valley Raiders, he hit a career-high 12 home runs, the only time he would eclipse ten in a season. He hit at least 21 doubles in each of his first seven seasons. He did not play from 1943 to 1945 due to World War II.
After managing, Klaus scouted for the San Francisco Giants into at least 1991. In 1991, he was named the Midwest Scout of the Year.