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Richie had a banner year in the National League in Hits and finishing with the 6th highest BA. For the 5th straight season, he paced the League's flychasers in Putouts. In 1948 Richie entered the Majors and hit .333, winning the Rookie-of-the-Year Award. In 1951 he batted .344 with 221 safeties.
Richie broke into baseball as a catcher in 1945.
When they discovered his blazing speed Ashburn was made an outfielder.
And in '49, his 1st year as a Phil he led the league in stolen bases swiping thirty-two sacks!
Big and fast, Bob finished his rookie year in the Majors in '53 with 3 brilliant wins, 2 of them 4-hit shutouts, and had the 2nd best ERA on the Sox staff. At Syracuse in 1952, he was the International League's ranking hurler with a 20-11 record, 111 Strikeouts and a 2.64 ERA, pitching 27 Complete Games. Bob had a 13-9 mark at Syracuse in 1951.