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Picking stocks is hard. Picking hitters is harder -- Rick Kirkpatrick 1950-2023

Orioles hit back to back homers in 3rd; blank Royals 5-0 in K.C. Sunday; breathing down Yanks' necks at 1/2 game back


The Orioles were good last year. This year their crop of youngsters is better, including rookie LF Colton Cowser, seen here smacking a homer off KC RHP Seth Lugo ((3-1, 2.03) yesterday. Baltimore has gained 2 games on first place New York in the last week. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)



     We at The 300 Club are deeply saddened at the passing late last year of lifelong Member and two-time 300 Club Champion Crawford N. (Rick) Kirkpatrick III. Rick, who grew up in Baltimore rooting for the O's, ran his own business managing assets for private clients. He often observed that most stocks do OK, but most batters fail. In 2009 his winning ballot produced a .3273 average, and in 2015 his picks hit .3123. His dad, a friend of Germain Glidden, was one of the original Members of the Club. Rick was also part of the informal advisory board of the Club, and he was instrumental in and supportive of our switch from 3 Alternates to 5 in 2023, the biggest rules change since the founding of the Club. He gently disparaged the decline in importance of Pitchers Wins, he felt that the rule against the overshift was unattractive but necessary, and he gave a Gallic shrug to OPS while agreeing that it was useful. Rick will be sorely missed as a friend, an advisor, and a humble and humorous baseball student and Club Member. Our hearts go out to his wife Pamela, his daughter Emma and son-in-law Jonathan, and his granddaughter Rosalie -- Jim Glidden


Rick Kirkpatrick accepting the Bowl from Jim Glidden, November 2015

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