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Rich Wortham
Rich Wortham from Odessa Texas
Richard Wortham was born October 22, 1953 in Odessa Texas. A 1972 graduate of Odessa High School. He was a member of Team USA in the Amateur World Series. In college he pitched for the University of Texas Longhorns before signing with White Sox.

Highly sought after while in Odessa High School, Wortham was selected in the 5th round of the 1972 draft by the Texas Rangers, but elected to attend the University of Texas and play for legendary Coach Cliff Gustafson instead. He had a great deal of success as a college pitcher with a record of 50–7 and was the ace of the 1975 Longhorns team that won the College World Series. He was drafted again that year by the Rangers in the 14th round, but again did not sign. He was then selected by the White Sox in the January secondary phase of the 1976 draft.

In 1973, he was also a member of Team USA during the Federación Mundial de Béisbol Amateur World Series, the first time Team USA won a Gold Medal in that competition. He defeated Dennis Martínez and Team Nicaragua in the final.

Today, Wortham serves as the executive director of the Texas Beef Council and lives in Leander, Texas. In 2010, he was elected to the College Baseball Hall of Fame.

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