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Tue, 1997-09-09

On September 9, 1997, Hall of Famer and longtime Philadelphia Phillies broadcaster Richie Ashburn dies from a heart attack at the age of 70. Regarded as an outstanding center fielder, Ashburn batted .308 lifetime and won two National League batting titles. He also established a major league record by leading the NL in fielding chances nine times. After his playing days, he became a popular broadcaster with the Phillies…

 

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