Born in the shadow of the then-under-construction Yankee Stadium, Richman was a light-hitting infielder in the Browns’ farm system when he quit baseball to go to work for United Press (later UPI) in 1944. He was known for his passion for golf and a willingness to do a series of one-hand pushups at a moment’s notice. Credited with many scoops, he enjoyed a reputation for honesty and fairness. In 42 years, he missed only two days from work. Richman received the J.G. Taylor Spink Award from the Hall of Fame in 1980.