Class of 1971
As 5' 11" forward on Larry McNulty's 69-70 and 70-71 State Championship Basketball Teams, Rich's versatility allowed him the luxury of playing the game like Charles Barkley. Non-other than the Basketball Hall of Fame and 2000 Sports Writer of the Year, THE BOSON GLOBE'S Bob Ryan describes Rich's play as the following. " Rich Ramos, who generally averages about 10 points per game, did better than that in the opening quarter, scoring 11 of A-B's 19, mainly on a succession of twisting back-hand lay-ups right out of an old Billy Cunningham movie." On the baseball diamond, Rich was one of the most feared pitchers in eastern Massachusetts.
His blazing fastball, competitive nature and in-your-face demeanor caused opposing batters to walk softly in the batters box. After lettering in four sports, Rich attended prep school at Bridgeton Academy and attended the School of Education at Boston University. Rich joined the U.S. Air Force in 1977 receiving an Air Force Commendation for Fire Fighting. Rich is a top Real Estate executive in New York City. Rich resides in Brooklyn with Carol Thompson his fellow 1971 AB grad (whom he first met in third grade!). His most memorable athletic moment at AB was scoring a 98-yard touchdown on a swing pass from quarterback Richie Delaney. Rich joins The First Family of AB athletics, his brother Al, his sister Paula and Mom and Dad in the Hall of Fame.