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Richie Ashburn

Richie Ashburn

In 1957 Richie Ashburn hit a Foul ball that struck a Philadelphia Sports Writer's Earl Roth's wife, Alice wife in the face, breaking her nose.

When play resumed Ashburn Fouled off another ball, which struck her as she was being carried off on a stretcher.

He is also the last Philly to collect 8 hits in one day- Singling 4 times each during a 1951 Double Header

Re: Richie Ashburn

Earl Roth stopped writing negative things about Richie from that day forward.