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Richard Klaus

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Richard C. Klaus

  • Bats Right, Throws Right
  • Height 5' 10", Weight 170 lb.

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Biographical Information[edit]

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.

Year-by-Year Managerial Record[edit]

Year Team League Record Finish Organization Playoffs
1951 Sanford Giants Florida State League 67-70 5th New York Giants
1952 Moultrie Giants Georgia-Florida League 44-96 8th New York Giants
1953 Pauls Valley Raiders Sooner State League 63-74 5th New York Giants
1954 Danville Dans Mississippi-Ohio Valley League 66-59 2nd New York Giants League Champs
1955 Muskogee Giants Sooner State League 74-66 3rd New York Giants Lost League Finals
1956 Muskogee Giants Sooner State League 63-76 6th New York Giants
1957 Michigan City White Caps Midwest League 68-57 4th New York Giants
1958 St. Cloud Rox Northern League 72-50 1st San Francisco Giants Lost League Finals
1959 St. Cloud Rox Northern League 43-80 8th San Francisco Giants
1960 Eugene Emeralds Northwest League 74-67 4th San Francisco Giants none
1961 Eugene Emeralds Northwest League 69-70 4th San Francisco Giants
1962 Decatur Commodores Midwest League 42-78 8th San Francisco Giants
1963 Decatur Commodores Midwest League 62-61 4th San Francisco Giants none
1964 Decatur Commodores Midwest League 61-63 6th San Francisco Giants
1965 Decatur Commodores Midwest League 60-60 5th San Francisco Giants none
1966 Decatur Commodores Midwest League 49-76 8th San Francisco Giants