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Dot Richardson Biography

Dreams Of Olympic Gold, Outshines Elders, Struggles To Become Doctor, Olympian, Golden Olympic MomentSELECTED WRITINGS BY RICHARDSON:


American softball player

Two-time Olympic softball gold medalist Dot Richardson is much more than just a star shortstop. Richardson, who hit the first home run ever in Olympic softball, became an orthopedic surgeon while simultaneously training for the U.S. Olympic team. Richardson chronicled her success in a memoir, Living the Dream.


(With Don Yaeger) Living the Dream, New York: Kensington Books, 1997.

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