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What Might Have Been...
Steve Rushin
July 19, 1993
The annals of baseball are filled with twists of fate so tantalizing that sometimes you cannot help but wonder: What would have happened if...?
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July 19, 1993

What Might Have Been...

The annals of baseball are filled with twists of fate so tantalizing that sometimes you cannot help but wonder: What would have happened if...?

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In 1989 Ryan was signed by the Texas Rangers and, with the shadow of Richard finally removed, at last received the national attention he deserved.

In 1993 J.R. Richard was elected to the Hall of Fame on the first ballot. He might have been the greatest pitcher ever.

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