Norval James Ritchey

Dec. 30, 1931 – Nov. 2, 2022

Norv was born in Scotts Valley, Ore. on Dec 30, 1931 to Claude and Pearl (Cox) Ritchey, and lived there until graduating from Yoncalla High School. Norv died Nov. 2, 2022 of age-related causes at 90.That fall, at age 16, he enrolled at The University of Oregon (UO), where he lettered playing catcher for the baseball team. He joined the Sigma Nu fraternity, worked as a houseboy and joined the U.S. Air Force ROTC. After graduation, Norv was drafted by the then Brooklyn Dodgers baseball club and played on one . . .