Richie Ashburn

Hall of Fame

Center Field

1948—1962

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Player LeveL
Superstar
All-time rank
#97
Center Field RANK
#17

Player Detail

Don Richard
GIVEN NAME
Ashburn
SURNAME
March 19, 1927, in Tilden, NE
BORN
September 9, 1997, in New York, NY, USA
DIED
1948—1962
Playing Career
Played from 21-35
PLAYING AGE
Philadelphia Phillies
Chicago Cubs
New York Mets
Teams Played For
Center Field
PRIMARY POSITION
Philadelphia Phillies
PRIMARY TEAM
NONE
World Series titles
Whitey, Put Put
NICKNAME
1
UNIFORM NUMBER
#1 IN LINEUP
BATTING ORDER
5-10 / 170
HEIGHT / WEIGHT
Left / Right
BATTED / THREW
April 20, 1948
Major League Debut
September 30, 1962
FINAL GAME

WHO IS Richie Ashburn?

Quick leadoff man and excellent center fielder for Phillies. Other center fielder of the 1950s, after Willie, Mickey and the Duke.

60

HITTING

30

POWER

70

RUNNING

70

FIELDING

60

THROWING
20 = NOT MLB CALIBER
30 = WELL BELOW AVG
40 = Below Average
50 = MLB AVERAGE
60 = ABOVE AVG
70 = EXCELLENT
80 = RARE, ELITE
Temmates dubbed Richie Ashburn “Putt Putt” because of the burst of speed he displayed playing in the outfield.

Career Stats

GAMES HITS HR RBI AVG
2189
2574
29
586
.308
5 ALL-STAR SELECTIONS

Teammate Team

CATCHER:
First Base:
Second Base:
Shortstop:
Third Base:
Left Field:
Center Field:
Right Field:
Pitcher:
pitcher:
manager:

BEST SEASON

1954 Phillies

27 Years Old

.313
AVG
1
HR
41
RBI
111
RUNS
.441
OBP
175
HITS
16
2B
8
3B
.376
SLG
125
BB
11
SB
7.1
WAR

SLASH LINE

AVG OBP SLG
.308
.396
.382

FOR THE TRADITIONALISTS.

VERSUS HIS PEERS

OPS LG OPS COMP
.778
.787
99.0

PLAYER OPS COMPARED TO AVERAGE PLAYER AT HIS POSITION IN HIS LEAGUE AND ERA. OPS = ON-BASE + SLUGGING.

Hall of Fame Worthy?

JAWS JAWS BY HOFER
54.3
60.2

PLAYER JAWS COMPARED TO HOF PLAYER AT HIS POSITION. JAWS = AVERAGE OF CAREER WAR & WAR7.

Richie Ashburn Per Season

PER 600 PLATE APPEARANCES COMPARED TO Contemporaries AT HIS POSITION

AB H R 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB TB TRB AVG OBP SLG OPS
Ashburn
516
159
81
20
7
2
36
74
35
14
197
235
.308
.396
.382
778
AVG CF
536
151
81
24
6
16
80
54
66
9
235
208
.281
.349
.439
.787

Richie Ashburn Rankings

AT Center Field BY THESE SOURCES

BASEBALL EGG HALL OF STATS BASEBALL SCHOLAR JAWS BILL JAMES
17
14
13
12
11
Updated THRU 2021
Updated THRU 2021
UPDATED THRU 2021
Updated THRU 2021
UPDATED THRU 2020

AT Center Field BY VALUE

CAREER LONG PEAK PRIME SHORT PEAK
12
11
13
20
CAREER WAR
WAR7
WAR 5 CONSECUTIVE
WAR3

Richie Ashburn PLAYER VALUE

WAR COMPARED TO AVERAGE HALL OF FAMER AT HIS POSITION

CAREER WAR7 WAR5C WAR3 WAR PER SN
64.4
44.2
31.5
20.6
4.76
74.6
45.7
33.5
22.8
5.28
BLUE = Richie Ashburn
GRAY = AVERAGE HALL OF FAME CF

WIN SHARES COMPARED TO AVERAGE HALL OF FAMER AT HIS POSITION

CAREER WIN SHARES 7 WIN SHARES 5C WIN SHARES 3 WS PER SN
330.3
191.6
137.4
86.0
24.4
373.6
214.5
156.7
102.8
28.1
BLUE = Richie Ashburn
GRAY = AVERAGE HALL OF FAME CF

— Explanation of Advanced Statistics —

Wins Above Replacement is a non-standardized sabermetric statistic developed to sum up a player’s total contributions to his team. A player’s WAR value is claimed to be the number of additional wins his team has achieved above the number of expected team wins if that player were substituted with a replacement-level player:

A player’s best seven seasons according to his Wins Above Replacement (WAR). Also called LONG PEAK.

A player’s best five consecutive seasons according to his Wins Above Replacement (WAR). Also called PLAYER PRIME.

A player’s best three seasons according to his Wins Above Replacement (WAR). Also called SHORT PEAK.

A player’s Wins Above Replacement (WAR) per season (calculated for 162 games).

Advanced statistical method devised by Bill James. A Win Share represents one-third of a team win, by definition, and takes into account defense, offense, baserunning, park effects, and level of competition, era, and many other factors.

A player’s best seven seasons according to his Win Shares. A measure of LONG PEAK.

A player’s best five consecutive seasons according to his Win Shares. A measure of a player’s PRIME.

A player’s best three seasons according to his Win Shares. A measure of a player’s SHORT PEAK.

A player’s Win Shares per season (calculated for 162 games).

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