Richmond Harrison

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Richmond Harrison is a lineup player for the Hellmouth Sunbeams, and has been with the Sunbeams since the Season 13 elections. Harrison has previously played for the Canada Moist Talkers and Hades Tigers.

Official League Records

Harrison joined the ILB as a lineup player for the Canada Moist Talkers with the Return of Blaseball.

During the Season 3 elections the Moist Talkers benefited from the Rigour Mortis blessing the Houston Spies received, which increased Harrison's baserunning from ★★ to ★★★.

On Season 6, Day 19, Harrison was exchanged to the Hades Tigers due to Feedback. Harrison was replaced by Fish Summer.

During the Season 7 elections, the Tigers received the Paracausal Event blessing, rerolling Harrison's stats twice, first to , and then to ★★★, finally receiving a 4% boost from the Pretty Plz? blessing to reach ★★★.

Following the Season 9 elections, Harrison received the Siphon modification due to the passing of the Forecast:Blooddrain decree.

Over the course of Season 10, Harrison made use of this new modification, siphoning defensive ability from Sam Scandal of the Dallas Steaks, Ren Hunter of the New York Millennials, and Oliver Mueller, Summers Pony, & Quack Enjoyable; all of the Seattle Garages. These siphonings doubled Harrison's own defense from ★★ to ★★★★★ by the end of the Season.

During the Coffee Cup, Harrison played for Royal PoS as a lineup player.

Harrison was traded to the Hellmouth Sunbeams in exchange for Aldon Cashmoney during the Season 13 elections via the Tigers' Plunder will. Harrison then received benefits from all four "Bubble" while with the Sunbeams, increasing their batting, baserunning, and defense by 4%.

During the Season 15 elections, Harrison's baserunning was boosted 3.4 -> 3.6 as a result of the Running Practice blessing.

On Season 16, Day 26, Harrison siphoned some of Mexico City Wild Wings lineup player Yong Wright's baserunning ability in a game with Blooddrain weather, increasing their own ability 3.6 -> 4.1 . However, on Day 80, Harrison's baserunning ability was siphoned by Miami Dale lineup player Randy Dennis, decreasing it 4.1 -> 3.6 .

COMMUNITY LORE

The remainder of this article contains lore created collaboratively by the Blaseball community.

History

Many were surprised to see Harrison back on the pitch for a second season after a close encounter with THE MAW in Season 1, which resulted in the loss of his right arm. However, his return saw him on the plate with both arms intact. In addition, reports say that he increased in size dramatically between seasons, adding a full six inches to his height. This trend has continued as of the beginning of season three, seeing Harrison standing a towering 9 feet 3 inches tall. Fans in the stands have reported witnessing him consuming vast amounts of what appear to be salmon pellets and brine shrimp. It is rumored that rather than hair, Harrison is in possession of feathered filaments sprouting from his pale pink skull, a rumor supported by a blurry photograph that appears to show a helmetless Harrison emerging from the Canadian floodwaters near Gleek Arena.

Harrison is well-known for their contribution to the record-setting Season 2, Day 96 game, hitting one of two grand slams in the bottom of the 3rd inning (alongside Hobbs Cain). 13 runs were scored during the inning, leading to a final score of 18-3 and securing the Moist Talkers a spot in the playoffs. However, Harrison's most clutch moment may have been during the Season 3 playoffs, during Game 3 of the first round, when the Moist Talkers were tied 1-1 in the series against the reigning two-time champion Philly Pies. Harrison came to bat in the top of the 9th inning with 2 out, 2 runners on, and down by 2 runs. Harrison hit a home run, giving the Moist Talkers the lead which they would keep and win the game to pull ahead in the series 2-1.

Feedback Swap

During a game on Season 6, Day 19, Harrison got lost in an intense feedback storm and found himself in the Hades Tigers dugout. As per official ILB regulations, this made him a member of the team.

Initially, Harrison found it difficult to adjust to the high heat and low humidity in Hades. To help with this, the Tigers suggested he spend the time between games in one of the rivers of the underworld. Initially Harrison chose to stay in the River Lethe, but after repeatedly forgetting to show up to games he moved to the River Styx instead. Many spectators fear complete immersion in the Styx may have rendered Harrison completely invulnerable, especially as he has recently been spotted relaxing in the River Phlegethon, which is made of fire.

World Tour

In Season 7 Spears Taylor declared themselves Harrison's mentor, promising to teach him everything they knew. Unfortunately, this proved ineffective as Taylor did not actually know much about Blaseball. Instead, the mentorship turned into a series of expeditions around the world to visit the home cities of other teams and find Blaseball wisdom. It was at their last stop, the infinite Los Angeli, where the pair managed to lose their way in spacetime and encounter their future selves in a paracausal event.

Harrison somehow came away from the encounter with several years of growth. Harrison does not seem to be any more cognizant of the fact he is playing Blaseball, but he is a good deal larger at an even 12 feet tall, which has greatly improved his slugging ability. Hades took it upon himself to "make up for missed birthday presents" that Harrison would theoretically be due as a result of these years of growth, and had a 70'-diameter gong installed in the stands beyond center field. Well-struck Richmond Harrison home runs sound the gong loudly enough that the reverberations can be felt for almost exactly the duration of his famed home run trot.

This strategy, along with Harrison's growth, have proven very fruitful, and with his improvement, Harrison was voted the Tigers' MVP for Season 8 in a fan poll.

Trivia

  • Harrison does not speak, instead communicating in burbles or warbles, much akin to the audio of this video. No recordings of his vocalizations have been yet attained, as he is known to attack audio/video equipment, particularly if he can see his reflection in the lens (as such, mirrors were forbidden in Gleek Arena, and bringing one into the stadium was considered an act of sabotage).
  • Harrison is reported to be good friends with Hobbs Cain, who displays an unusual talent for deciphering his warbling, citing similarities between Harrison's vocalization and those of Cain's patron, The Leviathan.
  • Since his transfer to the Tigers, he has been seen wearing a Tigers cap stacked on top of his Moist Talkers hat. Some fans have begun to speculate that his hat cannot be removed, or may even be part of his head. It's not clear if Harrison is even aware of his trade to the Tigers.
  • It has recently been discovered that Harrison has PhDs in both Applied Fluid Dynamics and Civil Engineering with a specialization in hydrodynamics and irrigation. This just hasn't come up in conversation before. In addition, he is currently working on a degree in Quantum Mechanics in order to help his Unstable friends.

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