Hebner worked in the family business in the off season since most of these guys didn't earn the truckloads of money that today's players make. His longevity as a player is probably related to how his job kept him fit in the off season. His family owned a cemetery in Massachusetts and he was a grave digger in the days before it was all done with the aid of machines.
It is no surprise that his nickname was "The Gravedigger".
1975 Kellogg's Richie Hebner #57
1972 Cereal Box rating -- 3 comment -- A good player on a good team.
2015 Rating -- 4 comment -- It helps that he played for the Cubs in his career.