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.
- 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