Richard Dale Long (February 6, 1926 – January 27, 1991) was a first baseman in professional baseball. Between 1951 and 1963, Long played in Major League Baseball with the Pittsburgh Pirates (1951, 1955–1957), St. Louis Browns (1951), Chicago Cubs (1957–1959), San Francisco Giants (1960), New York Yankees (1960, 1962–1963) and Washington Senators (1961–1962). He batted and threw left-handed.
A native of Springfield, Missouri, Long turned down an offer from the Green Bay Packers to play football, opting instead to play baseball.
By Dean Hanley
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