Donald Richard Ashburn, also known by the nicknames, “Putt-Putt”, “The Tilden Flash”, and “Whitey”, was an American center fielder in Major League Baseball. He was born in Tilden, Nebraska. From his youth on a farm, he grew up to become a professional outfielder and veteran broadcaster for the Philadelphia Phillies and one of the most beloved sports figures in Philadelphia history. He was inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame in 1995.
About Richie Ashburn
Hall of Fame center fielder who was a 6-time All-Star and 2-time National League batting champion. He became a longtime sports broadcaster after retirement.
He was nicknamed Putt-Putt by Ted Williams.
His #1 Jersey was retired by the Philadelphia Phillies.
He married his girlfriend Herberta at the end of the 1948 season.
He was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame during the same ceremony as Mike Schmidt.
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