Don Richard Ashburn (Whitey or Put Put)
Bats: Left, Throws: Right
Height: 5' 10", Weight: 170 lb.
Born: March 19, 1927 in Tilden, NE
High School: Tilden HS (Tilden, NE)
Signed by the Philadelphia Phillies as an amateur free agent in 1945. (All Transactions)
Debut: April 20, 1948 (Age 21.032, 8,035th in MLB history) vs. BSN 5 AB, 1 H, 0 HR, 0 RBI, 0 SB
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1948 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Phillies/Cubs/Mets 1948-1962
Last Game: September 30, 1962 (Age 35.195) vs. CHC 4 AB, 1 H, 0 HR, 0 RBI, 0 SB
Inducted into the Hall of Fame by Veteran's Committee as Player in 1995.
View Richie Ashburn Page at the Baseball Hall of Fame (plaque, photos, videos).
Died: September 9, 1997 in New York, NY
Buried: Gladwyne Methodist Church Cemetery, Gladwyne, PA
View Player Bio from the SABR BioProject
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