Richie Ashburn

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Birthday
19, 1927
Birthplace
Tilden, NE
Death Date
Sep 9, 1997 (70)
Birth Sign
Pisces
Birthday
19, 1927
Birthplace
Tilden, NE
Death Date
Sep 9, 1997 (70)

About

Hall of Fame center fielder who was a 6-time All-Star and 2-time National League batting champion. He became a longtime sports broadcaster after retirement.

Before Fame

He was nicknamed Putt-Putt by Ted Williams.

Trivia

His #1 Jersey was retired by the Philadelphia Phillies.

Family Life

He married his girlfriend Herberta at the end of the 1948 season.

Associated With

He was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame during the same ceremony as Mike Schmidt.