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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)   vs. BSN 5 AB, 1 H, 0 HR, 0 RBI, 0 SB
Teams (by GP): Phillies/Cubs/Mets 1948-1962

Final Game: September 30, 1962 (Age 35)   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
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