Tag: Richie Ashburn

A ten-foot bronze statue of Richie Ashburn is unveiled at Citizens Bank Park, the new home of the Phillies. Zenos Frudakis’s work of the five-time All-Star, located behind centerfield in Ashburn Alley, which features the team’s Walk of Fame.

A ten-foot bronze statue of Richie Ashburn is unveiled at Citizens Bank Park, the new home of the Phillies. Zenos Frudakis’s work of the five-time All-Star, located behind centerfield in Ashburn Alley, which features the team’s Walk of Fame.

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Hall of Famer and beloved Phillies announcer Richie Ashburnpasses away of an apparent heart attack in his New York hotel room

Hall of Famer and beloved Phillies announcer Richie Ashburn, an excellent contact hitter who once fouled off 14 pitches in one at-bat, passes away of an apparent heart attack in his New York hotel room after broadcasting a Mets-Phillies game last night. ‘Whitey’ collected the most hits by any major leaguer during the decade of the 1950’s.

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Mike McCormick is credited with a 5 inning no-hitter when the game is rained out,

Despite giving up a hit in the bottom of the sixth in the Giants’ 3-0 victory over Philadelphia, Mike McCormick is credited with a no-hitter when the game is rained out, and the inning is never completed, statistically erasing the hit. Due to a rule change in 1991 that mandates a game must last for at least nine innings for the hitless effort to be called an official no-hitter, the right-hander’s five-inning rain-shortened outing no longer appears in the record book as a no-no.

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Richie Ashburn clinches the batting title, going 3 for 4 to finish at .3495. Willie Mays .3466

1958 – In the Phillies’ 6 – 4, 10-inning win at Pittsburgh, Richie Ashburn clinches the batting title, going 3 for 4 to finish at .3495. Willie Mays, leading off in San Francisco’s win over St. Louis, is 3 for 5 to finish at .3466. Dave Philley sets a major-league record for consecutive pinch hits when he doubles in the 7th for his 8th straight pinch hit. Peanuts Lowrey had seven straight pinch hits in 1952.

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Richie Ashburn, known for his ability to foul pitches off, hits spectator Alice Roth twice in the same at bat

1957 – Richie Ashburn, known for his ability to foul pitches off, hits spectator Alice Roth twice in the same at bat. The first one breaks her nose, and the second one hits her while she is being removed from her seat on a stretcher. Ironically, she is the wife of Earl Roth, the sports editor of the Philadelphia Bulletin. The Phils win, 3 – 1, over New York.

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In the second game of a doubleheader at Busch Stadium, future Hall of Famer Richie Ashburn records the lone 5-hit game of his career in a 9-3 win by the 1956 Phillies over the 1956 Cardinals. “Whitey” had two doubles and three singles, and scored three runs to key the Fightin’ Phils victory.

In the second game of a doubleheader at Busch Stadium, future Hall of Famer Richie Ashburn records the lone 5-hit game of his career in a 9-3 win by the 1956 Phillies over the 1956 Cardinals. “Whitey” had two doubles and three singles, and scored three runs to key the Fightin’ Phils victory.

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Richie Ashburn hits his first major league homer‚ a leadoff inside-the-park home run‚ off Thornton Lee’s third pitch. It runs Ashburn’s hitting streak to 18 games but it’s the Phils’ only run‚ as the Giants win‚ 7 – 1. Bill Rigney leads off the 1st‚ 3rd‚ and 5th innings with hits‚ while Sid Gordon adds a three-run homer in the 5th. Lee is a complete-game winner over another ex-American League hurler‚ Walt Dubiel.

Richie Ashburn hits his first major league homer‚ a leadoff inside-the-park home run‚ off Thornton Lee’s third pitch. It runs Ashburn’s hitting streak to 18 games but it’s the Phils’ only run‚ as the Giants win‚ 7 – 1. Bill Rigney leads off the 1st‚ 3rd‚ and 5th innings with hits‚ while Sid Gordon adds a three-run homer in the 5th. Lee is a complete-game winner over another ex-American League hurler‚ Walt Dubiel.

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Don Richard (Richie) Ashburn is born in Tilden, Nebraska.

1927 – Don Richard (Richie) Ashburn is born in Tilden, Nebraska. A five-time All-Star, Ashburn will be a solid center fielder and a solid hitter for the Philadelphia Phillies. He will hit over .300 during 9 of his 15 major league seasons, twice capturing the National League batting title and conclude his career with a .308 lifetime average. Following his playing career, he will call Phillies games for more than three decades. Ashburn will be elected to the Hall of Fame by the Special Veterans Committee in 1995.

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    On June 30, 1962 With the aid of 13 strikeouts and a Frank Howard home run, Sandy Koufax no-hits Bob Miller and the Mets, 5 – 0 in Los Angeles. Sandy starts off the game by fanning the side on nine pitches in the 1st inning, the first National League pitcher to strike out the side on nine pitches since Brooklyn’s Dazzy Vance, in 1924. It […]
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