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Richie Ashburn
Inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame, 1995
Ultimate Mets Database popularity ranking: 124 of 982 players
Ashburn
Don Richard Ashburn
Born: March 19, 1927 at Tilden, Neb.
Died: September 9, 1997 at New York, N.Y.
Throws: Right Bats: Left
Height: 5.10 Weight: 170

Richie Ashburn was the most popular Ultimate Mets Database daily lookup on March 19, 2009, and May 25, 2012.

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First Mets game: April 11, 1962
Last Mets game: September 30, 1962





Uniform Number:1
Richie Ashburn also played for the following teams:
Purchased by the New York Mets from the Chicago Cubs on December 8, 1961.

  • Established a Mets season record for Walks in 1962 with 81. Broken by Bud Harrelson in 1970 with 95.
  • Established a Mets season record for Stolen Bases in 1962 with 12. Tied by Elio Chacon in 1962. Broken by Cleon Jones in 1966 with 16.

Click the icon to see a graph of Richie Ashburn's batting, slugging, and on base percentages

Batting Record with New York Mets
Year GABRH2B3BHRRBIBBIBBSOHBPSBCSSHSFTBAvg.Slg.OBP
1962 135 389601197372881239012712153.306.393.424
1 year 135 389601197372881239012712153.306.393.424

All-Star Game Record
Year GABRH2B3BHRRBIBBIBBSOHBPSBCSSHSFTBAvg.Slg.OBP
1962 1 11100000000000011.0001.0001.000
1 year 1 11100000000000011.0001.0001.000

  • Led Mets in singles with 102 in 1962.
  • Tied for Mets lead in stolen bases with 12 in 1962.
  • Led Mets in walks with 81 in 1962.

Games where Richie Ashburn had 2 or more Home Runs
vs. Houston (NL) 06/23/62.

Games where Richie Ashburn had 4 or more Hits
At St. Louis (NL) 07/28/62.

Games played by position
1962: Outfield 97, Center Field 54, Right Field 45, Left Field 8, Second Base 2

Lineup Analysis
Number of games in each batting order position in games in which Richie Ashburn was in the starting lineup.
Year 1st2nd3rd4th5th6th7th8th9th
1962 9200000000







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