Richie Ashburn

Don Richard "Whitey" or "Put Put" Ashburn
Batted: Left
Threw: Right
Height: 5'10"
Weight: 170 lbs.
Born: March 19, 1927 in Tilden, NE
Signed: 1945 by the Philadelphia Phillies
Acquired: purchased from the Chicago Cubs, December 1961
Departed: retired following 1962 season
Died: September 9, 1997 in New York, NY

 

The great Phillies Hall of Famer spent one season with New York (1962) and was named the Mets' Most Valuable Player for the season. Since the Mets had lost 120 games that year, Richie promptly retired. Pictured is a 1950s Red Man Tobacco card. Many more Ashburn cards are shown below.

    

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BATTING RECORD (team-leading totals in red)

YEAR CLUB      G   AB    R    H  2B  3B HR RBI   TB  SB CS  SO   BB HBP SAC SF  OBP  SLG  AVG
=============================================================================================
1948 Phi NL  117  463   78  154  17   4  2  40  185  32  -  22   60   1   6  - .410 .400 .333
1949 Phi NL  154  662   84  188  18  11  1  37  231   9  -  38   58   1   7  - .343 .349 .284
1950 Phi NL  151  594   84  180  25  14  2  41  239  14  -  32   63   2  11  - .372 .402 .303
1951 Phi NL  154  643   92  221  31   5  4  63  274  29  6  37   50   2  17  - .393 .426 .344
1952 Phi NL  154  613   93  173  31   6  1  42  219  16 11  30   75   2  11  - .362 .357 .282
1953 Phi NL  156  622  110  205  25   9  2  57  254  14  6  35   61   5  14  - .394 .408 .330
1954 Phi NL  153  559  111  175  16   8  1  41  210  11  8  46  125   4  14  1 .441 .376 .313
1955 Phi NL  140  553   91  180  32   9  3  42  239  12 10  36  105   3   2  1 .449 .448 .338
1956 Phi NL  154  628   94  190  26   8  3  50  241  10  1  45   79   5   6  1 .384 .384 .303
1957 Phi NL  156  626   93  186  26   8  0  33  228  13 10  44   94   4   1  4 .390 .364 .297
1958 Phi NL  152  615   98  215  24  13  2  33  271  30 12  48   97   4   7  2 .440 .441 .350
1959 Phi NL  153  564   86  150  16   2  1  20  173   9 11  42   79   6   7  4 .360 .307 .266
1960 Chi NL  151  547   99  159  16   5  0  40  185  16  4  50  116   1   7  1 .415 .338 .291
1961 Chi NL  109  307   49   79   7   4  0  19   94   7  6  27   55   3   1  2 .373 .306 .257
1962 *METS*  135  389   60  119   7   3  7  28  153  
12  7  39   81   0   1  2 .424 .393 .306
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METS TOTALS  135  389   60  119   7   3  7  28  153  12  7  39   81   0   1  2 .424 .393 .306
OTHER CLUBS 2054 7976 1262 2455 310 106 22 558 3043 222 85 532 1117  43 111 16 .395 .382 .308
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CAREER TOTS 2189 8365 1322 2574 317 109 29 586 3196 234 92 571 1198  43 112 18 .396 .382 .308

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This is a list of the Richie Ashburn cards that I already have in my collection. If you have any cards that are not listed here, and you are willing to donate or trade them, contact me at Rounding Third.  Items that are struck through are no longer a part of the Rounding Third collection, having been sold for charity.

1952 Bowman

1953 Bowman Color

1954 Topps

1955 Bowman

1949 Bowman reprint #214

1951 Bowman reprint #186

1952 Bowman #53
1952 Red Man Tobacco #NL2

1953 Bowman Color #10

1954 Red Heart Dog Food reprint
1954 Topps #45

1955 Bowman #130

1958 Topps #230

1959 Topps #300

1961 Post

1961 Topps

1963 Jell-O

1960 Topps #305

1961 Post #192
1961 Topps #88

1962 Post #186
1962 Topps #213 

1963 Jell-O #197
1963 Topps #135

1977 TCMA Renata Galasso #14

1979 TCMA Baseball History Series #17

1982 G. S. Gallery
All-Time Greats

2001 Topps American Pie

2001 SP Legendary Cuts

2002 SP Legendary Cuts

1982 G. S. Gallery All-Time Greats #23
1982 Renata Galasso 20 Years of New York Met Baseball #2
1982 TCMA Baseball's Greatest Hitters #9

1985 Sports Design Doug West #38

1988 Pacific Baseball Legends #8

1989 Bowman sweepstakes insert (reprint of 1949 Bowman #214)
1989 Swell (CMC) Baseball Greats #85

1990 Pacific Baseball Legends #70

1991 Nobody Beats the Wiz Mets #15
1991 Swell
(Impel) Baseball Greats #4
1991 Topps Archives #311
(mockup of 1953 card)

1992 Action Packed All-Star Gallery #24

1993 Ted Williams #70

1994 Topps Archives #45 (reprint of 1954 Topps)

1996 Baseball Hall of Fame Plaque Postcard

1998 Fleer Sports Illustrated Then and Now #2 (Legends of the Game)

2000 Danbury Mint 22K Gold Card #150
2000 Fleer Greats of the Game #6

2001 Bowman Reprint #10 (reprint of 1949 Bowman #214)
2001 Sunoco Dream Team #9 (with Robin Roberts)
2001 Topps American Pie #105
2001 Topps Archives #335
(reprint of 1963 Topps #135)
2001 Topps Archives Reserve #4
(reprint of 1952 Topps #216)
2001 Upper Deck SP Legendary Cuts #54

2002 Bowman Heritage 1954 Reprints #BHR-RA (reprint of 1954 Bowman #15)
2002 Topps Archives #141 (reprint of 1958 Topps #230)
2002 Topps Heritage Then & Now #TN 5 (with Rich Aurilia)
2002 Upper Deck SP Legendary Cuts #63

2002 Upper Deck Sweet Spot Classic #65

2003 Fleer Flair Greats #13
2003 Upper Deck Vintage #144

2004 Upper Deck Sweet Spot Classic #66

2005 Donruss Champions #267
2005
Donruss Greats Hall of Fame Souvenirs #HOFS-24 (game-used bat and jersey)
2005
Leaf Century Collection Stamps #S-68 (vintage postage stamp; game-used pants; 020/100)
2005 Upper Deck Classics #81
2005 Upper Deck MVP Batter Up! #BU-33
2005 Upper Deck Origins Promo #126
2005 Upper Deck Sweet Spot Classic #72

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1959 Armour Coins

2007 Upper Deck SP Legendary Cuts #70

2008 Upper Deck Goudey #145

2012 Panini Cooperstown #59

2013 Panini Cooperstown #73
2013 Panini Cooperstown Colgan's Chips

2016 Topps Archives #178

Other Richie Ashburn memorabilia in my collection:

1959 Armour Coins
1980 Casey's Lager Beer
commemorative can

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"You know it takes courage to go out there and get beaten.
Anybody can go out there and win."

-- Richie Ashburn 3

 

"Play for the Mets? I wouldn't have missed it for anything. I'll never forget the way those Polo Grounds fans act no matter how badly we're doing. They could make it real miserable for us, but they don't."

-- Richie Ashburn 3