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Richie Ashburn

Don Richard Ashburn (Whitey or Put Put)

Position: Centerfielder
Bats: Left, Throws: Right
Height: 5' 10", Weight: 170 lb.

Born: March 19, 1927 in Tilden, NE
High School: Tilden HS (Tilden, NE)
Signed
by the Philadelphia Phillies as an amateur free agent in 1945. (All Transactions)
Debut: April 20, 1948 (Age 21.032)   vs. BSN 5 AB, 1 H, 0 HR, 0 RBI, 0 SB
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1948 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Phillies/Cubs/Mets 1948-1962

Final Game: September 30, 1962 (Age 35.195)   vs. CHC 4 AB, 1 H, 0 HR, 0 RBI, 0 SB
Inducted into the Hall of Fame by Veteran's Committee as Player in 1995.
   View Richie Ashburn Page at the Baseball Hall of Fame (plaque, photos, videos).

Died: September 9, 1997 in New York, NY
Buried: Gladwyne Methodist Church Cemetery, Gladwyne, PA
View Player Bio from the SABR BioProject
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Career Home Runs

For all seasons after 1973, the play-by-play data is complete (summary of missing data for pre-1974). For some games from 1954 to 1973, we do not have complete play-by-play.

Richie Ashburn: 29 Career Home Runs

3 leading off, 0 walk-off, 4 tying, 10 go ahead, 2 lacking some details
2 Tms
PHI22
NYM7
 
vs RHP20
vs LHP9
 
Away17
Home12
 
Leverage
High Lev7
Medium Lev11
Low Lev9
8 Opps
NYG/SFG10
LAD/BRO4
CIN4
STL3
HOU3
PIT2
CHC2
MLN1
27 Pitchers
Don Newcombe2
Johnny Antonelli2
Ken Johnson1
Al Corwin1
Thornton Lee1
Ruben Gomez1
Hoyt Wilhelm1
Bob Anderson1
Lew Burdette1
Bubba Church1
Murry Dickson1
Stan Williams1
Sheldon Jones1
Preacher Roe1
Paul LaPalme1
Ken Raffensberger1
Harvey Haddix1
Marv Grissom1
Harry Perkowski1
Larry Jansen1
8 Parks
Polo Grounds15
Shibe Pk6
Ebbets Fld2
Sprtsmn3/Busch2
Crosley Fld1
Forbes Fld1
Wrigley Fld1
County Stad1
Where Hit
919
Unk8
82
General field locations when available.
 
7 Inside the Park
 
Game Totals
1·HR gms23
2·HR gms3
Gms w/ this # = 0 are not shown.
 
OrderPos
1st21
2nd7
Unk1
Outs
012
18
28
Unk1
 
DefPos
CF25
RF4
Bases
---16
1--7
12-4
Unk2
 
44 RBI
RISP4
0 on18
1 on7
2 on4
Any on11
Inning
13
33
43
55
65
72
85
93
 
1-36
4-613
7-end10
RelScore
+4..2
+15
Tied8
-14
-23
-4..5
Unk2
 
Ahead7
Tied8
Behind12
Unk2
Before event, for batter

Play By Play

View Pitches · WE and WPA Explanation
1948 HRs #car #yr #gm Date @Bat   Pitcher Score Inn Out RoB RBI BOP Pos WPA bWE Notes Play Description
1 1 1 1 1948-05-29 PHI @ NYG Thornton Lee t 1 0 1 1 8 Lead-Off,IPHR
2 2 2 1 1948-07-30 PHI CIN Ken Raffensberger tied 4-4 b 5 1 --- 1 1 8 0.156 69% Home Run
1949 HRs #car #yr #gm Date @Bat   Pitcher Score Inn Out RoB RBI BOP Pos WPA bWE Notes Play Description
3 3 1 1 1949-04-24 (1) PHI BRO Carl Erskine tied 4-4 b 7 0 1-- 2 1 8 0.247 89% Home Run; Heintzelman Scores
1950 HRs #car #yr #gm Date @Bat   Pitcher Score Inn Out RoB RBI BOP Pos WPA bWE Notes Play Description
4 4 1 1 1950-05-30 (1) PHI @ BRO Preacher Roe tied 4-4 t 8 0 --- 1 1 8 0.238 74% Home Run
5 5 2 1 1950-07-08 PHI @ BRO Don Newcombe behind 0-1 t 8 1 --- 1 1 8 0.246 45% Home Run
1951 HRs #car #yr #gm Date @Bat   Pitcher Score Inn Out RoB RBI BOP Pos WPA bWE Notes Play Description
6 6 1 1 1951-05-13 (1) PHI @ NYG Larry Jansen tied 0-0 t 1 0 --- 1 1 8 0.098 60% Lead-Off Home Run
7 7 2 1 1951-06-04 PHI PIT Murry Dickson behind 3-12 b 9 2 --- 1 2 8 0.000 0% IPHR Inside-the-park Home Run to CF
8 8 3 1 1951-07-03 PHI @ NYG Sheldon Jones tied 0-0 t 3 1 12- 3 2 8 0.242 78% Home Run; Johnson Scores/unER; Waitkus Scores
9 9 4 1 1951-09-03 (1) PHI @ NYG Al Corwin behind 1-3 t 5 0 12- 3 1 8 0.270 64% Home Run; Seminick Scores; Roberts Scores
1952 HRs #car #yr #gm Date @Bat   Pitcher Score Inn Out RoB RBI BOP Pos WPA bWE Notes Play Description
10 10 1 1 1952-07-29 (2) PHI CIN Bubba Church ahead 1-0 b 5 1 --- 1 2 8 0.114 81% IPHR Inside-the-park Home Run to CF
1953 HRs #car #yr #gm Date @Bat   Pitcher Score Inn Out RoB RBI BOP Pos WPA bWE Notes Play Description
11 11 1 1 1953-05-19 PHI @ CIN Harry Perkowski tied 0-0 t 4 0 --- 1 2 8 0.119 62% Home Run
12 12 2 1 1953-05-29 PHI @ NYG Bill Connelly ahead 8-1 t 6 1 --- 1 2 8 0.009 99% Home Run
1954 HRs #car #yr #gm Date @Bat   Pitcher Score Inn Out RoB RBI BOP Pos WPA bWE Notes Play Description
13 13 1 1 1954-06-29 PHI @ PIT Max Surkont tied 0-0 t 8 2 12- 3 2 8 0.436 92% IPHR Inside-the-park Home Run to RF; Schell Scores/unER; Morgan Scores/unER; Ashburn Scores/unER
1955 HRs #car #yr #gm Date @Bat   Pitcher Score Inn Out RoB RBI BOP Pos WPA bWE Notes Play Description
14 14 1 1 1955-06-21 PHI @ STL Harvey Haddix behind 2-6 t 7 2 1-- 2 1 8 0.084 12% Home Run; Smalley Scores
15 15 2 2 1955-06-21 PHI @ STL Paul LaPalme behind 7-8 t 9 0 1-- 2 1 8 0.559 84% Home Run; Gorbous Scores
16 16 3 1 1955-07-07 PHI @ NYG Hoyt Wilhelm t 6 1 8
1956 HRs #car #yr #gm Date @Bat   Pitcher Score Inn Out RoB RBI BOP Pos WPA bWE Notes Play Description
17 17 1 1 1956-04-28 PHI @ NYG Johnny Antonelli behind 0-2 t 6 0 --- 1 1 8 0.122 33% Home Run (Deep RF Line)
18 18 2 2 1956-04-28 PHI @ NYG Johnny Antonelli ahead 3-2 t 9 2 12- 3 1 8 0.145 98% Home Run (Deep RF); Seminick Scores/unER; Roberts Scores/unER; Ashburn Scores/unER
19 19 3 1 1956-04-29 (1) PHI @ NYG Ruben Gomez behind 0-1 t 3 2 --- 1 1 8 0.120 46% IPHR Inside-the-park Home Run to RF
1958 HRs #car #yr #gm Date @Bat   Pitcher Score Inn Out RoB RBI BOP Pos WPA bWE Notes Play Description
20 20 1 1 1958-04-27 PHI @ MLN Lew Burdette ahead 2-1 t 4 2 1-- 2 1 8 0.203 81% Home Run; Sanford Scores
21 21 2 1 1958-06-22 (1) PHI SFG Marv Grissom behind 2-4 b 8 2 1-- 2 1 8 0.413 53% Home Run; Bowman Scores/unER; Ashburn Scores/unER
1959 HRs #car #yr #gm Date @Bat   Pitcher Score Inn Out RoB RBI BOP Pos WPA bWE Notes Play Description
22 22 1 1 1959-07-02 (2) PHI CIN Don Newcombe behind 1-5 b 6 2 --- 1 2 8 0.050 11% IPHR Inside-the-park Home Run to CF (Deep CF)
1962 HRs #car #yr #gm Date @Bat   Pitcher Score Inn Out RoB RBI BOP Pos WPA bWE Notes Play Description
23 23 1 1 1962-06-10 (2) NYM @ CHC Bob Anderson ahead 2-1 t 8 1 --- 1 1 8 0.129 85% Home Run
24 24 2 1 1962-06-17 (1) NYM CHC Barney Schultz behind 4-5 b 5 0 --- 1 1 8 0.153 57% Home Run
25 25 3 1 1962-06-22 (1) NYM HOU Turk Farrell tied 0-0 b 1 0 --- 1 1 9 0.098 65% Lead-Off Home Run
26 26 4 1 1962-06-23 NYM HOU Ken Johnson ahead 2-1 b 3 0 1-- 2 1 9 0.139 84% Home Run; Hook Scores
27 27 5 2 1962-06-23 NYM HOU Dean Stone ahead 8-1 b 4 0 --- 1 1 9 0.008 99% IPHR Inside-the-park Home Run to RF
28 28 6 1 1962-07-14 NYM LAD Stan Williams behind 0-17 b 6 1 1-- 2 1 9 -0.001 0% Home Run (Fly Ball); Moorhead Scores
29 29 7 1 1962-08-19 NYM STL Lindy McDaniel behind 2-6 b 5 1 --- 1 1 8 0.063 16% Home Run

About the SABR Home Run Encyclopedia

Much of the data on Baseball-Reference.com's Home Run Logs comes from the Tattersall/McConnell Home Run Log, a database of all homers hit in the major leagues since 1876. This project was begun in the 1940's by John C. Tattersall and was continued after Tattersall's death in 1981 by Bob McConnell, one of SABR's original 16 members. David Vincent, another SABR member, has since assumed the leadership of the project. Baseball-Reference.com has licensed this remarkable database from the Society for American Baseball Research. All credit for the data therein goes to the intrepid researchers who digitized this data from archival sources.

For years from 1914 to 2014, RetroSheet play-by-play data has been used whenever the home run occurred in a game for which we have complete play-by-play data.

There are a handful of cases where the home run logs totals do not agree with the totals on our player pages. We are working to reconcile all of those differences, but believe that in all cases the Home Run Encyclopedia is correct.