A brief effort as a minor league infielder provided Milton Richman common ground for establishing a unique rapport with ballplayers. His longtime tenure with UPI was marked by his top reputation as a consistently hard working story breaker and as a scrupulously honest and fair newspaperman.
Richman was a man of great depth, warmth and integrity, and was always willing to share with others. Sartorially correct, soft-spoken and articulate, Richman's byline was a symbol of thorough and accurate reporting for many decades.
1980 J.G. Taylor Spink Award Winner Milton Richman (National Baseball Hall of Fame Library)