May 4, 2011

All-Time Phillies Centerfielders List: 1957 Topps Ashburn Representing

This is my only card of Richie Ashburn I own from his playing days. I remember paying $5 for this back in 1993.  There's an understated simplicity to this card that I love.  It's so muted, it slips by the consciousness as it is  sifted from the front to the rear of the card pile.  Richie Ashburn was many a fan's favorite during his playing and announcing days in Philadelphia.  A superlative fielder and hitter for average with a great batting eye, he manned centerfield in Connie Mack Stadium/Shibe Park from 1948-1959.  Who else can compare with the Whiz Kid?

All-Time Phillies Centerfielders With No Prior Research (years as primary CF)

1. Richie Ashburn (1948-1959)
2. Cy Williams (1918-1924)
3. Billy Hamilton (1893-1895)
4. Garry Maddox (1975-1983)
5. Roy Thomas (1899-1907)
6. Shane Victorino (2008-present)
7. Tony Gonzalez (1961-1964, 1968)
8. Lenny Dykstra (1989-1994)
9. Dode Paskert (1911-1917)
10. Hersh Martin (1937-1939)
200. Ricky Otero (1996)

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