"Richard "Rich" Godhard Becker" was a Major League Baseball (MLB) player between 1993–2000.

Born in Aurora, Illinois, Becker was selected in the third round of the 1990 Major League Baseball Draft out of West Aurora High School by the Minnesota Twins. In high school Becker, excelled at football and baseball. In football, he played quarterback and running back on offense and corner back on defense. However, he excelled on the baseball diamond and as a result had come to the attention of elite college baseball programs and scouts from MLB. Becker spent his first minor league season with the Elizabethton Twins. He played in 56 games, had 194 at-bats with 56 base hits, including six home runs for a .289 batting average. He played for the Kenosha Twins, Visalia Oaks and the Nashville Xpress teams before being called up to the Minnesota Twins in 1993.

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