Dick was appointed Secretary-Treasurer in April, 1998 upon the retirement of Chuck Stevens. He spent many years in financial management for several companies in the Southern California area before joining the Association. During his tenure as Secretary-Treasurer, the organization has seen its revenue increase threefold and the number of individuals helped by the Association is the highest in its history.
But Dick’s true love was baseball and as a young boy he fell in love with the Pacific Coast League. In 1986 he founded the Pacific Coast League Historical Society to honor the men who played in that league. That organization holds player reunions each year in Southern and Northern California. Dick has written three books on the PCL Los Angeles Angels and Hollywood Stars. He is the chairman of the Pacific Coast League Hall of Fame Committee, which selects a number of PCL greats to the Hall each year.
Dick has been an active member of the Society for American Baseball Research (SABR) for over 30 years and served as its president for six years. He is an avid reader and has a large baseball library that includes baseball guides going back to the 19th century. He has served on the SABR Seymour medal committee for the past three years. That group is responsible for selecting the best baseball history or biography written each year.