ELMIRA, NEW YORK - While the Major League Baseball Hall of Fame chose to vote no one in this year, the International League selected three, and one has a deep connection with the Southern Tier.
Don Richmond lived in the area for 30 years, while working for a local beer distributor, but before that, he was known through out the International league, for his crushing bat.
He returned to the game he loved after serving in World War II.
By the time his career came to a close in 1957, he had hit a career. 315 and played for five teams, including Rochester. There he was twice named an all-star, helped the Red Wings to two pennents, and twice, earned the batting crown.
Richmond passed away in 1981, but his family has been invited to attend a Red Wing's game this season, where he will be honored, in a pre-game ceremony.