Major League Baseball
High School: Grant
* MLB Career: 8 Years (Philadelphia, Seattle)
* .281 Career Batting Average
* 55 Career Home Runs
* 304 Career RBI
Ricky was a great all around athlete at Grant High School. He made a name for himself as an elite hitter and with tremendous skills. He was a highly sought after player, so when it came time for the Philadelphia Phillies to make their 1st round pick in the 1983 MLB Draft, they chose Ricky.
Ten years later, he was playing on a Phillies team that went to the World Series. He was part of some very good Phillies teams including the one that represented the National League in the 1993 World Series. Rickey's second season in the bigs was his best as he had 149 hits while batting .285 with 12 home runs and 75 RBI.
Ricky is well known for hitting a home run in his very first career at-bat and for being one of the most reliable pinch hitters in Major League Baseball. Ricky went on to play a total of eight seasons; seven with Philadelphia and one for the Seattle Mariners. He had a .281 career Batting Average, with 304 Career RBI's.
Ricky followed in the tradition of great baseball players from Grant High School such as Sacramento Sports Hall of Famer, LeRon Lee and his brother Leon. Ricky will always be known as one of the best players from Grant who made it to the major leagues while winning a National League Pennant.