Have You Heard that one of the best baseball players to ever come out of our area turned 80 years old today (8/19). Bobby Richardson is from Sumter and played second base for the New York Yankees from 1955 to 1966. He was the 1960 World Series MVP, the only time a player from a losing team received that award Pittsburgh beat New York in that series.
Richardson was later the head baseball coach at South Carolina, leading the Gamecocks to two national runner-up finishes in the College World Series. He also served two years as the head coach at Coastal Carolina.
Today is also Aviation Day and Soft Ice Cream Day.
One story says soft ice cream was “invented” by mistake on August 19, 1934.
The first Soap Box Derby race took place that exact same day.
And former president Bill Clinton turns 69 today.
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