RICHARD SLENKER III
Richard is currently a minor league baseball player in the Houston Astros Organization. He was drafted in 2017 following a four-year Division 1 baseball career at Yale University. At Yale, he was named the sole team Captain his senior year and led the team to a program record in wins, their first Ivy League Baseball Championship title in 24 years, and a run in the NCAA tournament. He hit .331 over his career with 9 homeruns 47 doubles and 196 career hits. He was an All-Ivy selection three times and an All-Northeast selection in his final two seasons. In his freshman season, he led the Ivy League in cumulative batting average.
During the summers, he spent two seasons in the New England Collegiate Baseball League on the Mystic Schooners where he was named All-League twice and Most Improved Player in 2016. He led the team to two NECBL championship series and a league title in 2016. He spent time in the Cape Cod Collegiate Baseball League in the summer of 2015.
Richard attended Fox Lane High School he served as the Foxes’ team captain in his final two seasons. He was a three-year varsity starter batting .494 as a senior. Over his final three years, he collected a total of 102 hits, 70 RBIs, and 82 runs scored, with 25 doubles, 11 home runs and 37 walks... As a senior, collected 40 hits, 40 RBIs and 40 runs scored, with 10 doubles, seven home runs and 13 walks... Struck out just 16 times in three seasons, with only four strikeouts in his senior season... Named The LOHUD Journal Newspaper Westchester/Putnam Counties 2013 Player of the Year and was given the 2013 Tony Zimbalatti Coaches Award for Most Valuable Player for Section 1 Lower Hudson Valley New York... A 2013 New York State Sportwriters Association All-State First Team selection... Named to the Section 1 All-League team in each of his final three seasons, and the Section 1 All-Section team in his final two seasons.
Off the field, he is the founder of a Drone based media company that reaches hundreds of thousands of people across the world. In high school, he was President of Safe Rides, a club that offered free rides to students and community members under the influence on Friday and Saturday nights.