Fun Cards: “Baseball Immortals” Richie Ashburn


Richie Ashburn spent several years on the BBWAA ballot, receiving between 2.1% and 41.7% from 1968 to 1982. Ashburn collected more than 2500 hits in 15 years and finished with a .308 average, but his underwhelming power likely hurt his candidacy with the writers. He led the NL in hits three times, triples twice, and on-base percentage four times, while making four All-Star teams for the Phillies and Mets.

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Posted on December 28, 2017, in baseball, baseball cards and tagged , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

  1. Wasn’t Ashburn noted for his defense?

    • Yes, Robin Roberts said, “The only complaint I have about him is he wasn’t tall enough to catch the balls that went into the seats. He caught everything else.” Ashburn is 2nd all-time in “Range Factor/Game” both as a center fielder and as an outfielder in general (although I will admit, I have no idea what “Range Factor/Game” actually is).

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