Richie Ashburn


Exhibits vending machine postcard featuring baseball player Ritchie Ashburn of the Philadelphia Phillies.

Outfielder Don “Richie” Ashburn (1927-1997) played Major League Baseball for the Philadelphia Phillies (1948-1959), Chicago Cubs (1960-1961) and New York Mets (1962). A six-time All-Star, “Whitey” led the National League in batting twice (1955, 1958), and had a lifetime.308 batting average with 2,574 hits. The fleet-of-foot center fielder was also a proficient base stealer and defensive stalwart.

After retirement, Ashburn became a long-time color commentator for Phillies radio and television broadcasts. He was inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame in 1995

Date Made: 1948-1959

Referenced: Philadelphia PhilliesAssociated Name: Ashburn, RichieMaker: Exhibit Supply Company

Web Subject: SportsName Of Sport: BaseballLevel Of Sport: ProfessionalSubject: Broadcasting


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Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: 2000.3001.022Nonaccession Number: 2000.3001Catalog Number: 2000.3001.022

Object Name: postcard, baseballcard, baseball

Physical Description: paper (overall material)Measurements: overall: 5 1/2 in x 3 1/2 in; 13.97 cm x 8.89 cm


Record Id: nmah_1424472

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