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We remember Ritchie Ashburn (1920-97)

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We remember Richie Ashburn who was born in Nebraska on this day in 1927.   

Ashburn broke with the Phillies in 1948:   .333, 32 Stolen bases, 154 hits in 117 games and the first rookie to start in the NL All Star team.    

He was third in the NL Rookie of the Year vote behind Alvin Dark and Gene Bearden.

Over the next 14 seasons, Ashburn won 2 batting titles, led the NL in hits 3 times, 4 OBP titles and twice in triples.

Ashburn retired in 1962:    .308 career batting average, .396 OBP, and 2,574 hits in 2,189 games.   He was selected to The Hall of Fame in 1995 and died in 1997.


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