Richie Ashburn Stats

Richie Ashburn was born on Saturday, March 19, 1927, in Tilden, Nebraska. Ashburn was 21 years old when he broke into the big leagues on April 20, 1948, with the Philadelphia Phillies. His biographical data, year-by-year hitting stats, fielding stats, pitching stats (where applicable), career totals, uniform numbers, salary data and miscellaneous items-of-interest are presented by Baseball Almanac on this comprehensive Richie Ashburn baseball stats page.

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Richie Ashburn

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Richie "The Tilden Flash" Ashburn Autograph on a 1994 Topps Archives (#45)

Birth Name:
Don Richard Ashburn
Nickname:
Putt-Putt - Richie - The Tilden Flash - Whitey
Born On:
03-19-1927  (Pisces)
Place of Birth Data Born In:
Tilden, Nebraska
Year of Death Data Died On:
09-09-1997 ( 500 Oldest Living )
Place of Death Data Died In:
New York, New York
Cemetery:
Gladwyne Methodist Church Cemetery, Gladwyne, Pennsylvania Click For Grave Photo
High School:
Tilden High School (Tilden, NE)
College:
None Attended
Batting Stances Chart Bats:
Left
Throwing Arms Chart Throws:
Right
Player Height Chart Height:
5-10
Player Weight Chart Weight:
170
First Game:
04-20-1948 (Age 21)
Last Game:
09-30-1962
Draft:
Not Applicable

Richie Ashburn

Richie Ashburn Pitching Stats

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Richie Ashburn

Richie Ashburn Hitting Stats

1948 21 Phillies 117 463 78 154 17 4 2 0 40 60 3 22 6 - 1 1 .333 .410 .400
1949 22 Phillies 154 662 84 188 18 11 1 0 37 58 0 38 7 - 1 7 .284 .343 .349
1950 23 Phillies 151 594 84 180 25 14 2 0 41 63 0 32 11 - 2 11 .303 .372 .402
1951 24 Phillies 154 643 92 221 31 5 4 0 63 50 1 37 17 - 2 4 .344 .393 .426
1952 25 Phillies 154 613 93 173 31 6 1 0 42 75 4 30 11 - 2 7 .282 .362 .357
1953 26 Phillies 156 622 110 205 25 9 2 0 57 61 2 35 14 - 5 3 .330 .394 .408
1954 27 Phillies 153 559 111 175 16 8 1 0 41 125 4 46 14 1 4 3 .313 .441 .376
1955 28 Phillies 140 533 91 180 32 9 3 0 42 105 5 36 2 1 3 3 .338 .449 .448
1956 29 Phillies 154 628 94 190 26 8 3 0 50 79 3 45 6 1 5 4 .303 .384 .384
1957 30 Phillies 156 626 93 186 26 8 0 0 33 94 1 44 1 4 4 10 .297 .390 .364
1958 31 Phillies 152 615 98 215 24 13 2 0 33 97 7 48 7 2 4 8 .350 .440 .441
1959 32 Phillies 153 564 86 150 16 2 1 0 20 79 4 42 7 4 6 10 .266 .360 .307
1960 33 Cubs 151 547 99 159 16 5 0 0 40 116 1 50 7 1 1 4 .291 .415 .338
1961 34 Cubs 109 307 49 79 7 4 0 0 19 55 2 27 1 2 3 4 .257 .373 .306
1962 35 Mets 135 389 60 119 7 3 7 0 28 81 2 39 1 2 0 4 .306 .424 .393
15 Years 2,189 8,365 1,322 2,574 317 109 29 0 586 1,198 39 571 112 18 43 83 .308 .396 .382

Richie Ashburn

Richie Ashburn Fielding Stats

1948 Phillies CF 102 101 2,573 341 3.3 329 317 12 7 2 n/a n/a n/a .979 3.45
1948 Phillies LF 15 13 351 29 1.9 29 27 2 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 2.23
1949 Phillies CF 154 154 4,125 538 3.5 527 514 13 11 3 n/a n/a n/a .980 3.45
1950 Phillies CF 147 144 3,873 418 2.8 413 405 8 5 2 n/a n/a n/a .988 2.88
1951 Phillies CF 154 154 4,141 560 3.6 553 538 15 7 6 n/a n/a n/a .988 3.61
1952 Phillies CF 154 152 4,118 460 3.0 451 428 23 9 5 n/a n/a n/a .980 2.96
1953 Phillies CF 156 156 4,107 519 3.3 514 496 18 5 4 n/a n/a n/a .990 3.38
1954 Phillies CF 153 153 4,027 508 3.3 500 488 12 8 2 n/a n/a n/a .984 3.35
1955 Phillies CF 140 139 3,650 411 2.9 404 394 10 7 3 n/a n/a n/a .983 2.99
1956 Phillies CF 154 154 4,105 521 3.4 512 501 11 9 4 n/a n/a n/a .983 3.37
1957 Phillies CF 154 154 4,146 523 3.4 516 499 17 7 6 n/a n/a n/a .987 3.36
1957 Phillies RF 2 2 54 4 2.0 4 3 1 0 1 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 2.00
1958 Phillies CF 152 152 4,109 510 3.4 502 494 8 8 2 n/a n/a n/a .984 3.30
1959 Phillies CF 149 144 3,765 374 2.5 363 359 4 11 1 n/a n/a n/a .971 2.60
1960 Cubs CF 97 90 2,416 220 2.3 215 208 7 5 1 n/a n/a n/a .977 2.40
1960 Cubs LF 58 55 1,367 116 2.0 113 110 3 3 0 n/a n/a n/a .974 2.23
1961 Cubs CF 62 56 1,468 108 1.7 107 105 2 1 0 n/a n/a n/a .991 1.97
1961 Cubs LF 15 13 345 29 1.9 27 25 2 2 0 n/a n/a n/a .931 2.11
1962 Mets 2B 2 1 24 10 5.0 9 5 4 1 1 n/a n/a n/a .900 10.13
1962 Mets CF 54 47 1,239 117 2.2 112 110 2 5 1 n/a n/a n/a .957 2.44
1962 Mets LF 8 6 141 11 1.4 11 9 2 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 2.11
1962 Mets RF 45 38 1,016 79 1.8 79 74 5 0 1 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 2.10
CF Totals 1,982 1,950 51,862 6,128 3.1 6,018 5,856 162 105 42 n/a n/a n/a .983 3.13
LF Totals 96 87 2,204 185 1.9 180 171 9 5 0 n/a n/a n/a .973 2.21
RF Totals 47 40 1,070 83 1.8 83 77 6 0 2 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 2.09
2B Totals 2 1 24 10 5.0 9 5 4 1 1 n/a n/a n/a .900 10.13
15 Years 2,127 2,078 55,160 6,406 3.0 6,290 6,109 181 111 45 n/a n/a n/a .983 3.08

Richie Ashburn

Richie Ashburn Miscellaneous Stats

1948 Phillies 32 20 .615 1 0 n/a 231.5 21.0 11.6 - - -
1949 Phillies 9 12 .429 0 0 n/a 662.0 17.4 17.9 - - -
1950 Phillies 14 17 .452 4 0 n/a 297.0 18.6 14.5 - - -
1951 Phillies 29 6 .829 0 0 n/a 160.8 17.4 10.2 - - -
1952 Phillies 16 11 .593 2 0 n/a 613.0 20.4 14.6 - - -
1953 Phillies 14 6 .700 0 0 n/a 311.0 17.8 10.9 - - -
1954 Phillies 11 8 .579 0 0 n/a 559.0 12.2 13.6 - - -
1955 Phillies 12 10 .545 1 0 n/a 177.7 14.8 12.7 - - -
1956 Phillies 10 1 .909 0 0 n/a 209.3 14.0 12.6 - - -
1957 Phillies 13 10 .565 0 0 n/a 0.0 14.2 19.0 - - -
1958 Phillies 30 12 .714 0 0 n/a 307.5 12.8 18.6 - - -
1959 Phillies 9 11 .450 5 0 n/a 564.0 13.4 28.2 - - -
1960 Cubs 16 4 .800 6 0 n/a 0.0 10.9 13.7 - - -
1961 Cubs 7 6 .538 40 0 n/a 0.0 11.4 16.2 - - -
1962 Mets 12 7 .632 37 4 n/a 55.6 10.0 13.9 - - -
15 Years 234 141 .624 96 4 n/a 288.4 14.6 14.3 - - -

Richie Ashburn

Richie Ashburn Miscellaneous Items of Interest

1948 Philadelphia Phillies 1 $3,900.00 Stats -
1949 Philadelphia Phillies 1 $10,000.00 - -
1950 Philadelphia Phillies 1 $10,000.00 - Stats
1951 Philadelphia Phillies 1 $14,000.00 Stats -
1952 Philadelphia Phillies 1 $20,000.00 - -
1953 Philadelphia Phillies 1 $17,000.00 Stats -
1954 Philadelphia Phillies 1 $21,000.00 - -
1955 Philadelphia Phillies 1 $22,500.00 - -
1956 Philadelphia Phillies 1 $27,000.00 - -
1957 Philadelphia Phillies 1 $29,000.00 - -
1958 Philadelphia Phillies 1 $30,000.00 Stats -
1959 Philadelphia Phillies 1 $38,000.00 - -
1960 Chicago Cubs 1 $35,000.00 - -
1961 Chicago Cubs 1 $32,500.00 - -
1962 New York Mets 1 $29,000.00 Stats -
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Did you know that Richie Ashburn somehow only received 2.1% of the vote by the baseball writers during his first year of eligibility in the 1968 Hall of Fame election (eventually being put in by the Veterans Committee in 1995)? Putt-Putt was a huge piece of the Whiz Kids (nickname given to the 1950 Philadelphia Phillies ), retired with a .308 lifetime batting average, was an incredibly talented center fielder (more than fifty first place finishes in fielding stats during his career) and had more than a few notable single season hitting leaderboard appearances:

5-time NL All-Star ( 1948 , 1951 , 1953 , 1958 & 1962 )

4-time NL Bases on Balls Leader (125 in 1954, 94 in 1957, 97 in 1958 & 116 1960)

4-time NL OBP Leader (.441 in 1954, .449 in 1955, .440 in 1958 & .415 in 1960)

4-time NL Singles Leader (181 in 1951, 169 in 1953, 152 in 1957 & 176 in 1958)

3-time NL 200 Hits Seasons (221 in 1951, 205 in 1953 & 215 in 1958)

3-time NL Hits Leader (221 in 1951, 205 in 1953 & 215 in 1958)

2-time NL 100 Runs Scored Seasons (110 in 1953 & 111 in 1954)

2-time NL Batting Average Leader (.338 in 1955 & .350 in 1958)

2-time NL Games Played Leader (154 in 1952 & 156 in 1957)

2-time NL Triples Leader (14 in 1950 & 13 in 1958)

1-time NL At Bats Leader (662 in 1949)

1-time NL Stolen Bases Leader (32 in 1948)

Richie Ashburn Hall of Fame Plaque
Richie Ashburn | National Baseball Hall of Fame Plaque | Class of 1985 ( HOF )
The Philadelphia Baseball Wall of Fame is a collection of plaques, mounted on a brick wall in the Ashburn Alley section of Citizens Bank Park. From 1978 to 2003, the Phillies inducted one figure from their franchise history and one notable person from the Philadelphia Athletics ( A's ) organization each year, with the exception of 1983, when the Phillies inducted their Centennial Team. Their Centennial Team commemorates the best players of the first 100 years in franchise history and Ashburn made the team which includes: Richie Ashburn (OF), Bob Boone (C), Larry Bowa (SS), Steve Carlton (LHP), Del Ennis (OF), Dallas Green (MGR), Jim Konstanty (RHP), Garry Maddox (OF), Tug McGraw (LHP), Robin Roberts (RHP), Pete Rose (1B), Mike Schmidt (3B) and Manny Trillo (2B).

Phillies Centennial Team
Philadelphia Baseball Wall of Fame | Phillies Centennial Team | Photo by Baseball Almanac
Putt-Putt was sent to the 1962 All-Star Game in a New York Mets uniform, his fifth and final Midsummer Classic , the team's first-ever All-Star Game representative !
Richie Ashburn, New York Mets
Richie Ashburn | AP Press Photo | Photoshopped by Baseball Almanac

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