Born: May 28, 1942|
|June 4, 1966, for the Cleveland Indians|
|Last MLB appearance|
|June 14, 1968, for the Chicago White Sox|
|Runs batted in||5|
Richard Lee "Buddy" Booker (born May 28, 1942 in Lynchburg, Virginia) is a former Major League Baseball catcher who played for two seasons. He played for the Cleveland Indians in 1966 and the Chicago White Sox in 1968.
Earned most of his prep accolades as a William Campbell High School basketball player. He broke the Virginia state scoring record with 719 points during the 1960 season.
He was a Carolina League All-Star in 1962 with the Burlington Indians, and after some short stints in Low-A ball, he advanced to Triple-A. Booker retired from the Milwaukee Brewers’ organization in 1974.
He was the President of Brookneal Dixie Youth baseball for seven years. Booker later received the Brookneal Town Council Good Citizen Award for his work with Dixie Youth and Babe Ruth baseball.
Booker was one of six inductees into the Lynchburg Area Sports Hall of Fame on June 20, 2007
- Career statistics and player information from Baseball-Reference