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Richie Ashburn

Baseball

Philadelphia Phillies

Played 12 seasons at OF for the Philadelphia Phillies (1948-59)

Phillies broadcaster for 35 years (1963-97)

Regarded as one of the best leadoff hitters and defensive players in the game

Batted .300 or better in 8 of his 12 seasons with the Phillies

First leadoff hitter to lead the NL in both batting and walks (1958)

One of only 2 players to twice lead the NL in Putouts, Assists, and Double Plays in the same season (1952, 1957)

Career stats with the Phillies: .311 AVG, 1114 R, 2217 H, 2764 TB, 946 BB, .390 OB%

Career fielding stats with the Phillies: .984 F%, 5702 TC, 5454 PO, 154 A, 40 DP

4 time NL All-Star selection with the Phillies (1948, 1951, 1953, 1958)

4 times finished in the NL Top 5 in Batting

2 time NL Batting Champion (1955, 1958)

2 times finished in the NL Top 5 in Runs

5 times finished in the NL Top 5 in Hits

3 times led the NL in Hits (1951, 1953, 1958)

6 times finished in the NL Top 5 in Triples

2 times led the NL in Triples (1950, 1958)

5 times finished in the NL Top 5 in Stolen Bases

1 time led the NL in Stolen Bases (1948)

5 times finished in the NL Top 5 in Walks with the Phillies

3 times led the NL in Walks with the Phillies

6 times finished in the NL Top 5 in On Base % with the Phillies

3 times led the NL in On Base % with the Phillies (1954, 1955, 1958)

4 times led the NL in Singles (1951, 1953, 1957, 1958)

9 times led NL in Putouts at OF (1949-54, 1956-58)

3 times led the NL in Assists at OF (1952-53, 1957)

3 times led the the NL in Double Plays at OF (1951-52, 1957)

Holds Phillies record for consecutive games played with 730

Holds Phillies single season record for Outfield Putouts with 538 (1951)

Shares Phillies single season record for Singles with 181 (1951)

Current rank on Phillies Career Leaders:

  • 8th in AVG [.311]
  • 3rd in Runs [1114]
  • 2nd in Hits [2217]
  • 7th in 2B [287]
  • 4th in 3B [97]
  • 5th in TB [2764]
  • 3rd in BB [946]
  • 6th in OB% [.390]

Current rank amongst Phillies Outfielders:

  • 1st in Total Chances [5702]
  • 1st in Putouts [5454]
  • 8th in Assists [154]
  • 4th in Double Plays [40]

Established MLB record for most seasons with 500+ putouts with 4

Established MLB record for most seasons with 400+ putouts with 9

Shares NL Record for most seasons leading the league in Chances at OF with 9

Shares NL Record for most seasons leading the league in Putouts at OF with 9

Current rank on the MLB Career Leaders:

  • 30th in Singles [2119]
  • 50th in BB [1198]

Selected as the NL Rookie of the Year by The Sporting News (1948)

Member of the NL Champion Phillies (1950)

Enshrined in the Phillies Wall of Fame (1979)

Voted to the Phillies Centennial Team (1983)

His uniform #1 was retired by the Phillies (8/24/79)

Inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame by the Veterans’ Committee (1995)

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