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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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Russell Association sees God move at tent revival

Alabama Baptist - 01 Dec 2017
The vision for the event first started when Richie Ashburn, pastor of Silver Run Baptist Church, Seale, read an article in The Alabama Baptist in 2016 about a tent revival held in Monroeville. The article quoted revival organizers describing the event ...
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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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Commentary: Whitey and Harry, Phillies' broadcasting legends - 30 Mar 2017
Ashburn symbolized the persona of those surprising 1950 pennant winners: young, innocent, and not the least bit intimidated. He was that way on the air, too. Unabashed, he told it like it was. TV viewers and radio listeners relished tuning in for 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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Bittersweet visit to Richie Ashburn's hometown - 01 Jul 2016
A map pinpoint 25 miles from the nearest Walmart in Norfolk, where another dry-witted Nebraskan, Johnny Carson, grew up, Tilden looked much as Ashburn described it on those distant summer nights. But just as boyhood heroes always disappoint in the ...
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George Will's 2017 Opening Day Quiz

Washington Post - 31 Mar 2017
29. Are the five centerfielders elected to Cooperstown in their first year of eligibility. Mickey Mantle, Willie Mays, Andre Dawson, Kirby Puckett, Ken Griffey, Jr. Ty Cobb, Richie Ashburn, Mickey Mantle, Willie Mays, Andre Dawson. Ty Cobb, Mickey ...
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Burton's Barber Shop will celebrate 125 years

Daily Local News - 28 Oct 2017
But there are also shots of Major League Baseball greats like Richie Ashburn, Dick Allen and Charlie Manuel — folks who have arrived to speak at the famous “Old Timers Hall of Fame Banquet,” which Burton holds every year in January. It's been going on ...
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Wind keeps summer flounder action unsteady

Delmarva Daily Times - 29 Jun 2017
Can it possibly be true that the Fourth of July is staring us squarely in the face? As Richie Ashburn used to say as I listened to the Phillies on the beach way back when on the sands of Rehoboth, “Hard to believe, Harry.” Hard to believe for sure (as ...
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The reasons for rituals: the logic behind football superstitions

Tufts Daily - 06 Oct 2017
Although their pregame practices vary, the Jumbos share a larger human tendency to engage in specific rituals before important events. Over the years, athletes at all levels of competition have adopted particular traditions, routines or superstitions ...

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