Richie Ashburn (1954 – Topps #45)

Don Richard “Richie” Ashburn was a center fielder for the Philadelphia Phillies for 12 years (1948 – ’59), before being traded to Chicago Cubs (1960 – ’61) and ending his 15 year career with the New York Mets in 1962. With the Phillies, he was a 2-time N.L. batting champion (1955 and ’58). Richie was also a 4-time All-Star (he had another 2 with Mets – They played 2 All-Star games in 1962 – when he batted .306). He hit .308 during his career. His uniform number (#1) has been retired by the Philadelphia Phillies. Richie Ashburn was inducted into the Baseball Hall Of Fame by the Veterans Committee in 1995. After his 15 year career as a player, Ashburn was a radio and TV announcer for the Phillies until his death in 1997 at 70 years of age. He was one of the most popular and beloved Philadelphians of all time.

Richie Ashburn 1954 Topps #45


One response to “Richie Ashburn (1954 – Topps #45)

  1. I am not all that familiar with the Phillies but heard of Richie Ashburn and know he was one of the top MLB players but that is all I can comment about him. Sorry.


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