Richard Broadus Culler

Richard Broadus "Dick" Culler

(1915-1964)

Richard Broadus Culler

Culler was born in High Point and was a shortstop for the Philadelphia Athletics (1936), Chicago White Sox (1943), Boston Braves (1944-47), Chicago Cubs (1948) and New York Giants (1949). Culler attended High Point College where he was a three-sport letter winner playing baseball, basketball, and soccer. On the soccer field, Culler served as player/coach for three of his four years. Culler was captain of the basketball team and his #9 jersey was the first ever retired at the school. As a baseball player, Culler was the first freshman to be named to the all-conference roster.  At graduation, Culler was named the most outstanding athlete in High Point College’s history. During his eight seasons in the professional leagues, Culler played in 472 games and totaled 1,527 at bats, 195 runs, 372 hits, 39 doubles, 6 triples, 2 home runs, 99 RBI, 19 stolen bases, 166 walks with a .244 batting average, a .320 on-base percentage and a .281 slugging percentage. Following retirement from baseball, Culler devoted most of his time to officiating high school, ACC, and Southern Conference basketball games.

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