Dick McAuliffe, American baseball player, Died at 76


Richard John McAuliffe was born on November 29, 1939, and died on May 13, 2016.

He was an American professional baseball player.

Dick played in Major League Baseball as a shortstop and second baseman for the Detroit Tigers from 1960 to 1973 and for the Boston Red Sox from 1974 to 1975.

McAuliffe was a part of the Tigers’ 1968 World Series championship, and was known for his unusual batting stance.

He was a left-handed hitter, he held his hands very high with a stance that faced the pitcher.

Dick the pitcher delivered to home plate, McAuliffe moved his forward (right) foot to a more conventional position for his swing.

McAuliffe was among the American League leaders in triples eight times, and his ability to draw walks also increased his offensive output, ending his career with a .343 on-base percentage.

When retiring from baseball, he owned a business that repaired and installed coin-operated washers and dryers for ten years, and also ran baseball schools.

He was ranked by Bill James 22nd all-time among second baseman in his Historical Baseball Abstract.

Dick McAuliffe passed away at 76 yrs old, due to a Stroke.