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Full Name: Don Richard Ashburn Primary Position: OF,CF
Height/Weight: 5' 10"/170 First Game: April 20, 1948
Birthdate: March 19, 1927 Final Game: September 30, 1962
Birthplace: Tilden, Nebraska MLB Experience: 15 years
Died: September 9, 1997
Deathplace: New York, New York
Bat/Throw: Left/Right


Biography

Richie Ashburn (Don Richard Ashburn) was born on March 19, 1927 in Tilden, Nebraska. He made his Major League debut on April 20, 1948 for the Philadelphia Phillies. In 1948, his rookie year, he hit .333 with 2 home runs and 40 RBI. Ashburn played for the Philadelphia Phillies, Chicago Cubs and New York Mets over the course of his 15 year career.

Most people believe that Richie Ashburn's best season was 1951, when he stole 29 bases, hit for a .344 average and knocked in 63 runs.

Statistics

Batting Stats

Year Team G AB R H HR RBI AVG OBP SLG 2B 3B BB SO HBP SH SB IBB GDP
1948 PHI N 117 463 78 154 2 40 .333 .410 .400 17 4 60 22 1 6 32 0 1
1949 PHI N 154 662 84 188 1 37 .284 .343 .349 18 11 58 38 1 7 9 0 7
1950 PHI N 151 594 84 180 2 41 .303 .372 .402 25 14 63 32 2 11 14 0 11
1951 PHI N 154 643 92 221 4 63 .344 .393 .426 31 5 50 37 2 17 29 0 4
1952 PHI N 154 613 93 173 1 42 .282 .362 .357 31 6 75 30 2 11 16 0 7
1953 PHI N 156 622 110 205 2 57 .330 .394 .408 25 9 61 35 5 14 14 0 3
1954 PHI N 153 559 111 175 1 41 .313 .441 .376 16 8 125 46 4 14 11 4 3
1955 PHI N 140 533 91 180 3 42 .338 .449 .448 32 9 105 36 3 2 12 5 3
1956 PHI N 154 628 94 190 3 50 .303 .384 .384 26 8 79 45 5 6 10 3 4
1957 PHI N 156 626 93 186 0 33 .297 .390 .364 26 8 94 44 4 1 13 1 10
1958 PHI N 152 615 98 215 2 33 .350 .440 .441 24 13 97 48 4 7 30 7 8
1959 PHI N 153 564 86 150 1 20 .266 .360 .307 16 2 79 42 6 7 9 4 10
1960 CHI N 151 547 99 159 0 40 .291 .415 .338 16 5 116 50 1 7 16 1 4
1961 CHI N 109 307 49 79 0 19 .257 .373 .306 7 4 55 27 3 1 7 2 4
1962 NY N 135 389 60 119 7 28 .306 .424 .393 7 3 81 39 0 1 12 2 4
Total 2189 8365 1322 2574 29 586 .308 .396 .382 317 109 1198 571 43 112 234 29 83

Fielding Stats

Year Team POS G GS INN PO A ERR DP TP PB SB CS PkO AVG
1948 PHI N OF 116 0 0 344 14 7 2 0 0 0 0 0 .981
1949 PHI N OF 154 0 0 514 13 11 3 0 0 0 0 0 .980
1950 PHI N OF 147 0 0 405 8 5 2 0 0 0 0 0 .988
1951 PHI N OF 154 0 0 538 15 7 6 0 0 0 0 0 .988
1952 PHI N OF 154 0 0 428 23 9 5 0 0 0 0 0 .980
1953 PHI N OF 156 0 0 496 18 5 4 0 0 0 0 0 .990
1954 PHI N OF 153 153 1342.1 483 12 8 2 0 0 0 0 0 .984
1954 PHI N CF 153 153 1342.1 488 12 8 2 0 0 0 0 0 .984
1955 PHI N OF 140 0 0 387 10 7 3 0 0 0 0 0 .983
1956 PHI N OF 154 0 0 503 11 9 3 0 0 0 0 0 .983
1957 PHI N RF 2 2 18 3 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1.000
1957 PHI N OF 156 156 1400 502 18 7 7 0 0 0 0 0 .987
1957 PHI N CF 154 154 1382 499 17 7 6 0 0 0 0 0 .987
1958 PHI N OF 152 152 1369.2 495 8 8 2 0 0 0 0 0 .984
1958 PHI N CF 152 152 1369.2 494 8 8 2 0 0 0 0 0 .984
1959 PHI N OF 149 144 1255 359 4 11 1 0 0 0 0 0 .971
1959 PHI N CF 149 144 1255 359 4 11 1 0 0 0 0 0 .971
1960 CHI N CF 97 90 805.1 208 8 5 2 0 0 0 0 0 .977
1960 CHI N LF 58 55 455.2 110 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 .974
1960 CHI N OF 146 145 1261 317 11 8 2 0 0 0 0 0 .976
1961 CHI N CF 62 56 489.1 105 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .991
1961 CHI N LF 15 13 115 25 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 .931
1961 CHI N OF 77 69 604.1 131 4 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 .978
1962 NY N CF 54 47 413 110 2 5 1 0 0 0 0 0 .957
1962 NY N 2B 2 1 8 5 4 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .900
1962 NY N RF 45 38 338.2 74 5 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1.000
1962 NY N OF 97 91 798.2 187 9 5 1 0 0 0 0 0 .975
1962 NY N LF 8 6 47 9 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.000
Total RF 47 40 356.2 77 6 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 1.000
Total LF 81 74 617.2 144 7 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 .968
Total 2B 2 1 8 5 4 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .900
Total OF 2105 910 8031 6089 178 110 43 0 0 0 0 0 .983
Total CF 821 796 7056.2 2263 53 45 14 0 0 0 0 0 .981

Transactions

  • Signed as an amateur free agent by Philadelphia Phillies (1945).
  • Traded by Philadelphia Phillies to Chicago Cubs in exchange for John Buzhardt, Al Dark and Jim Woods (January 11, 1960).
  • Sold by Chicago Cubs to New York Mets (December 8, 1961).

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