Richardson's dreams of a baseball career were put to rest by his father who insisted that Bill attend college. Richardson briefly played for Tufts University, as seen in this 1969 photo, but eventually Richardson set his sights on politics. In 1971, Richardson earned a graduate degree from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts.
Catch Charles Gibson's interviews with the presidential candidates in the series "Who Is" airing weekly through December on "World News With Charles Gibson." (Digital Collections and Archives, Tufts University)