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May 20, 1990
Larry Doyle 1915, NY Giants, .320 Richie Ashburn 1958, Philadelphia, .350 Tony Gwyn 1987, San Diego, .370 Source: "BASEBALLISTICS" by Bert Sugar
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September 14, 1997 | STEVE JACOBSON, NEWSDAY
He spent one season of his 52 years of baseball in New York and yet he is one of ours. And we have to laugh. Richie Ashburn died last week. He was 70, which is no age at all. One of the things about being a certain age is that too often we have to write about the death of people we like. Then again, we had the pleasure of their company.
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April 3, 1987
Jane Ruth Ashburn, 33-year-old daughter of sportscaster and former major league baseball star Richie Ashburn, was killed in an auto accident in Philadelphia. Police said no other vehicles were involved and the cause of the accident is being investigated.
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September 14, 1997 | MAL FLORENCE
Richie Ashburn, a Hall of Fame player for the Philadelphia Phillies and a longtime broadcaster for the team who died Tuesday, is recalled fondly by Steve Jacobson of Newsday. " 'When you build a ballpark,' [Ashburn] once said about the perpetual dusk of the unlamented Colt Stadium in Houston, 'you should put in lights. Especially if you're going to play at night.'
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March 8, 1995 | From Staff and Wire Reports
Richie Ashburn, a classic leadoff man during his 15-year career, and Negro Leagues pitcher Leon Day led a list of four people elected Tuesday to the Hall of Fame by the Veterans Committee. National League founder William Hulbert and 247-game winner Vic Willis also were selected by the 17-member committee. "I appreciate the fact that I was chosen in my 50th year of pro ball," said Ashburn, now an announcer for the team he mostly played with, the Philadelphia Phillies.
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July 30, 1995 | Associated Press
For all the home runs he hit, for all the Gold Gloves he grabbed, for all the awards he earned when he led the Phillies to the only World Series they ever won, somehow Mike Schmidt never seemed to do enough to satisfy the fans in Philadelphia. So perhaps this is a fitting irony on what should be one of the greatest days in Schmidt's life: There are 200 tour buses traveling from Philadelphia to Cooperstown, N.Y.
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September 10, 1997 | SCOTT HOWARD-COOPER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Richie Ashburn, a Philadelphia sports institution through six decades, first as a popular player with, then as a broadcaster for the Phillies, died Tuesday morning after suffering a heart attack in his New York hotel room. He was 70. Harry Kalas, a broadcast partner and close friend, said Ashburn was fine while working Monday night's game against the Mets at Shea Stadium.
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September 14, 1997 | MAL FLORENCE
Richie Ashburn, a Hall of Fame player for the Philadelphia Phillies and a longtime broadcaster for the team who died Tuesday, is recalled fondly by Steve Jacobson of Newsday. " 'When you build a ballpark,' [Ashburn] once said about the perpetual dusk of the unlamented Colt Stadium in Houston, 'you should put in lights. Especially if you're going to play at night.'
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September 14, 1997 | STEVE JACOBSON, NEWSDAY
He spent one season of his 52 years of baseball in New York and yet he is one of ours. And we have to laugh. Richie Ashburn died last week. He was 70, which is no age at all. One of the things about being a certain age is that too often we have to write about the death of people we like. Then again, we had the pleasure of their company.
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September 10, 1997 | SCOTT HOWARD-COOPER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Richie Ashburn, a Philadelphia sports institution through six decades, first as a popular player with, then as a broadcaster for the Phillies, died Tuesday morning after suffering a heart attack in his New York hotel room. He was 70. Harry Kalas, a broadcast partner and close friend, said Ashburn was fine while working Monday night's game against the Mets at Shea Stadium.
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July 30, 1995 | Associated Press
For all the home runs he hit, for all the Gold Gloves he grabbed, for all the awards he earned when he led the Phillies to the only World Series they ever won, somehow Mike Schmidt never seemed to do enough to satisfy the fans in Philadelphia. So perhaps this is a fitting irony on what should be one of the greatest days in Schmidt's life: There are 200 tour buses traveling from Philadelphia to Cooperstown, N.Y.
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March 8, 1995 | From Staff and Wire Reports
Richie Ashburn, a classic leadoff man during his 15-year career, and Negro Leagues pitcher Leon Day led a list of four people elected Tuesday to the Hall of Fame by the Veterans Committee. National League founder William Hulbert and 247-game winner Vic Willis also were selected by the 17-member committee. "I appreciate the fact that I was chosen in my 50th year of pro ball," said Ashburn, now an announcer for the team he mostly played with, the Philadelphia Phillies.
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February 8, 1991 | From Times Wire Services
Richie Ashburn, Harvey Kuenn and Roger Maris were shut out of the Hall of Fame this week. A ruling by the baseball Hall of Fame board said any postwar player who doesn't get two-thirds of the vote in any of his 15 years of eligibility cannot get into the Hall. Ashburn called the decision unfair and said it ends his "hopes and dreams" of entering the shrine. The highest percentage Ashburn ever received was 43, Maris' was 41 and Kuenn's 39.
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May 20, 1990
Larry Doyle 1915, NY Giants, .320 Richie Ashburn 1958, Philadelphia, .350 Tony Gwyn 1987, San Diego, .370 Source: "BASEBALLISTICS" by Bert Sugar
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