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Richard to be inducted to Walk of Fame

Richard to be inducted to Walk of Fame

DENVER -- Former All-Star pitcher J.R. Richard will be inducted into the Astros Walk of Fame at 3 p.m. on Friday. The Walk of Fame, which was unveiled this year, is situated along Texas Avenue outside of Minute Maid Park.

During his 10-year Astros career, Richard was one of the most feared pitchers in the game, setting several strikeout records while compiling a 107-71 record with a 3.15 ERA. Richard ranks near the top in most pitching categories on the Astros all-time lists.

Richard is scheduled to sign autographs on the main concourse from 6-6:30 p.m. prior to Friday night's game against the Reds. A limited amount of autograph vouchers ($25) are currently available for purchase at www.astros.com/flashback. One voucher per customer is allowed. One voucher is good for one autograph.

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Richard will throw out the ceremonial first pitch prior to Friday's game, in which the Astros will wear the popular rainbow jerseys from the 1970s. The Astros are wearing a jersey from the team's past during Friday home games this year as part of the team's 50th anniversary.

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