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Richie Ashburn

Baseball Player Richie Ashburn

Full Name: "Putt-Putt", "The Tilden Flash" and "Whitey"
Profession: Baseball Player

United States of America

Biography: 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
Birthplace: Tilden, Nebraska, USA

Generation: Greatest Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Rabbit
Star Sign: Pisces

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

Historical Events

  • 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 Baseball player Richie Ashburn fouls and hits fan Alice Roth twice in the same game at bat playing for the Philadelphia Phillies, 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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