Name: Rick Ritchey
Residence: Blue Knob
High school: Hollidaysburg, class of 1971
I usually attend games with: My wife and sometimes a grandson or my son.
My favorite sport: Baseball
My all-time favorite local player to watch while growing up: Mike Reid
My all-time favorite local coach: Joe Gallagher
My favorite high school team: Hollidaysburg
My favorite college team: Pittsburgh
My favorite pro team: Pittsburgh Pirates
The most famous sports person I have ever met: Rocky Bleier
My most prized sports photograph/memorabilia: I have a card from Roberto Clemente's wife. I sent her a sympathy card, and she sent me a thank you card back.
My sports claim to fame: I went to the last game played at Forbes Field, and I got to sit next to Roberto Clemente's wife and her two sons. I talked to her a little bit, and she signed my program.
If I were the czar of local sports, the one thing I would change would be: My big gripe is parents at Little League baseball games who scream at the coaches, umpires and the other kids. They need to be reprimanded when that happens.
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