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Donald Richard "Richie" Ashburn (March 19, 1927 – September 9, ...

wikipedia - 12 Sep 2016
Donald Richard "Richie" Ashburn (March 19, 1927 – September 9, 1997), also known by the nicknames, "Putt-Putt", "The Tilden Flash", and "Whitey" due to his light-blond hair, was an American center fielder in Major League Baseball. He was born in Tilden, Nebraska (some sources give his full middle name as "Richie"). From his youth on a farm, he grew up to become a professional outfielder and veteran broadcaster for the Philadelphia Phillies and one of the most beloved sports figur
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Hidden History: Utica Blue Sox

WUTR WFXV CNYhomepage - 16 Oct 2017
The '47 Blue Sox featured future major leaguers Granny Hamner, Stan Lopata and Hall of Famer Richie Ashburn, who hit .362 that year in his first full season of pro ball. The three of them, and their manager, Eddie Sawyer, would all be part of the ...
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The reasons for rituals: the logic behind football superstitions

Tufts Daily - 06 Oct 2017
When on hot streaks, National Baseball Hall of Fame center fielder Richie Ashburn was so worried that the clubhouse employees would mix up his lucky bat that he would bring it home and sleep with it alongside him in bed. Countless other stories abound ...
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Phillies Richie Ashburn vs. Odubel Herrera

Call to the Pen - 30 Jul 2017
In fact, the glory days of those current broadcasters were a far cry from the squads with Richie Ashburn in the 1950s. On the other hand, being a hot dog is nothing new: The popular Willie Montanez was one in the early 1970s. The Phils acquired Garry ...
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Happy Birthday, Richie Ashburn!

Scout - 19 Mar 2017
When the Phillies built Citizens Bank Park, the centerfield fan area was named Ashburn Alley, commemorating the career and life of Richie Ashburn. The area features a larger than life statue of Ashburn, a focal point of the stadium. There was actually ...
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Bittersweet visit to Richie Ashburn's hometown - 01 Jul 2016
CARCH Bill Campbell and Richie Ashburn in the broadcast booth at Connie Mack Stadium. This goes with the excerpts for "Bill Campbell: The Voice of Philadelphia Sports." Bill is holding up Tastykakes in the photo. In the background is the famous ...
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Hoskins Named NL Rookie Of The Month

CBS Philly - 03 Sep 2017
According to the Elias Sports Bureau, Hoskins became the first player in team history to record a hitting streak of at least 13 contests within his first 30 career Major League games since Hall of Famer Richie Ashburn accomplished the feat during his ...
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Hall-Of-Fame Careers That Cooperstown Never Gave The Time Of Day

FiveThirtyEight - 26 Jul 2017
Then there's recently retired center fielder Jim Edmonds (64 percent), whose career was roughly as good as Ashburn's by JAWS, despite what all but 11 voters thought in 2016. Even the less-probable members of the All-One-and-Done Team were borderline ...
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Richie Ashburn's Widow in Tears Over His Endangered Gladwyne Grave

Philadelphia Magazine (blog) - 22 May 2013
It has been nearly 16 years since Philadelphia lost Richie Ashburn, one of the greatest Phillies players of all time. The beloved Hall of Famer, who played for the team from 1948 through 1959, died of a heart attack in 1997 after broadcasting a ...
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George Will's 2017 Opening Day Quiz

Washington Post - 31 Mar 2017
Mickey Mantle, Willie Mays, Andre Dawson, Kirby Puckett, Ken Griffey, Jr. Ty Cobb, Richie Ashburn, Mickey Mantle, Willie Mays, Andre Dawson. Ty Cobb, Mickey Mantle, Willie Mays, Kirby Puckett, Ken Griffey Jr. Richie Ashburn, Mickey Mantle, Kirby ...
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Stengel and Durocher: smart alecks at war with each other

Washington Post - 07 Apr 2017
Stengel's affectionate nickname was “the Ol' Perfessor,” while Durocher was known as “the Lip.” After his death Stengel was eulogized by one of his players, Richie Ashburn, as “the happiest man I've ever seen.” Durocher was called “the least liked ...

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