Rich Katz
Richard Katz was a member of the JU Baseball team from 1971-74. In his four-year career, Katz hit .375, the fifth-best average in the schools history, and also earning rankings on the school’s hits, RBI, walks, home runs and total bases lists.

Katz earned All-American honors in 1973 when he hit .396 and eight home runs, while leading the nation in RBI with 67. His consistent stroke at the plate enabled him to lead the Dolphins in hitting his final three seasons, never recording an average below .383. He was the first player in JU history to lead the team in hitting in consecutive season. As a senior, Katz led the squad in every major offensive statistical category.

At his time of departure from JU, Katz was ranked on most career offensive categories. He was first all-time, amassing 226, first in RBIs with 169, second in walks 115, first in total bases with 343 and second in home runs with 29. Katz still figures prominently in the history of JU Baseball over 30 years after his career ended.

Katz also coached JU baseball alum and fellow Dolphin hall of fame recipient Gus Bell in high school.