Richie Ashburn

Baseball Player Richie Ashburn Full Name: Richie Ashburn ["Putt-Putt", "The Tilden Flash" and "Whitey"]
Nationality: American

Profession: Baseball Player
Why Famous: An outfielder for the Philadelphia Phillies and veteran sportscaster, Ashburn is one of the most beloved sports figures in Philadelphia history.

In 1995, he was inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame.

Born: March 19, 1927
Star Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Tilden, Nebraska, USA

Died: September 9, 1997 (aged 70)
Cause of Death: Heart attack

Historical Events in the Life of Richie Ashburn

  • 1948-06-05 Phillies Richie Ashburn sets NL rookie consecut hitting streak at 23
  • 1954-09-08 With a 3-2 count, Phillies Richie Ashburn fouls next 14, then walks
  • 1957-08-17 Richie Ashburn fouls and hits fan Alice Roth twice in the same time at bat, 1st hit breaks her nose, 2nd one hits her while she is on the stretcher
  • 1995-07-30 Richie Ashburn and Mike Schmidt enter baseball's Hall of Fame

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