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Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Richie Ashburn Hall of Fame Biography

Richie Asburn was a member of the 1950 Philadelphia “Whiz Kids” that won the National League pennant. Ashburn would spend the first 12 years of his career in the Phillies uniform, before spend two years with the Chicago Cubs, and his last with the infamous 1962 New York Mets.

Ashburn hitting line was .308/.396/.382 with 29 home runs and 586 RBI. He had 2,574 hits and a lifetime batting average of .308.

He was a two time NL batting champ, his #1 has been retired by the Phillies, and a member of the Philadelphia Baseball Wall of Fame. He was elected by the Veteran’s Committee in 1995 to the Baseball Hall of Fame.

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