Posted by TM60+ on February 26, 2021, 4:30 pm, in reply to "Bundy"
Rich Courtney was one of the gentlest teammates I ever had. |
As one of his immature teammates Rich put up with more then his share of kidding from many of us and I have to admit at times we took the jokes too far.
He would always take the ribbing with an easy smile.
Rich was an almanac of many things and not just softball....
He seemed to know almost everything about almost anything big or small which created a term with those that knew him..Ē.
ďThatís a bundyĒ. as in an obscure fact you canít comprehend how someone knows it.
Rich held the record for most homeruns at the A world with 17? while playing for the Tribe in 1992....
That record was beat by Tommy Langenhorse a few years later when Andy P and Sunnyvale won the A world through the losers bracket
About five years ago I built a norcal Knucklehead senior team.l for a weekend with a bbq..Tommy was on the team and I invited Rich out to be our coach because his health kept him from being able to play...
At some point trying to store some chit I said...we had two A World HR record holders in our dugout... Tommy pointed out he had two more then Rich...
Rich in Bundyism fashion with a chesher cat smile on his face said...
Tommy... you were just luck I didnít get those five extra games you played in because you averaged 1.32 HR per game and I averaged 1.83 HR per game...I would have had close to 24 HR in the games you played.
I might be off on the numbers because I donít have a memory like Bundy but... someone pulled a phone out right there and Bundy was close to spot on on the HR per game percentage off the top of his head.
Rich enjoyed the last ten plus years with his girlfriend in Vellejo CA. He was a true gentle giant, one heck of a hitter.