Richard Bombard

Inducted in 2003
Hall of Fame Brother/Brother duo honoree
Named to the 1978 All District team while playing for Eastwood High School
In the Summer of 1978, he pitched for the host Farmington team in the Connie Mack World Series
Offered several baseball scholarships but chose to attend Florida State University
Played for Florida State, Gulf Coast Community College and the University of Florida
In 1980, he was 8-1 with a 1.81 ERA for Gulf Coast
In 1981, he pitched the Gators to a 11-5 win over Kentucky to win the SEC title
Led the University of Florida Gators to the SEC tournament championship in 1982 pitching back to back complete games wins over Alabama 7-3 and the championship game victory over Tennessee 9-3
Overall had 30 wins and 9 losses for the Gators with a 3.78 ERA and 23 complete games
Drafted by the Houston Astros in the 10th round in 1982
Had a five year minor league career with the Houston Astros organization and spent a year with the Chicago Cubs organization
Became a successful pitching coach with the Cincinnati Reds, Detroit Tigers, Boston Red Sox and Anaheim Angels organizations
His 1988 staff with the Reds won the Southern League championship leading all teams with a 2.80 ERA
His 1992 Lakeland team won the Florida State championship
In 1995, his Jacksonville team led the Southern League with a team ERA of 4.01
Named International League All Star Pitching Coach in 2000
In 2002, one of his pitchers Tomo Ohka threw a 77 pitch perfect game