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When Dot Richardson was playing catch at 10 years old, a man noticed
her great throw and asked if she wanted to play on his Little League
team. This was on the condition that she cut her hair short and would
be called Bob.
She went on to
become the captain of the American Olympic women's softball team while
attending medical school in orthopedic surgery. After ending 20-hour
shifts at the hospital she would do workouts in her room so she could
compete in the first woman's softball team at the Olympics in 1996.
She hit the first home run in Olympic softball history, helping the
U.S. team win the gold medal.
- Four time All-American
- NCAA Player
of the Decade for the 1980s
- Hit first home
run in Olympic softball history
- Won a gold medal
as the team captain for U.S. Women's Softball Team
- 14 Amateur Softball
Association (ASA) All-America selections
- 7 Erv Lind Awards
as the outstanding defensive player at the ASA Women's Major Fast
Pitch National Championships
- Three times
named Most Valuable Player
- four Pan American
Games gold medals (1979, 1987, 1991, 1995)
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