Is Richie Ashburn Living or Dead?

Has American baseball player Richie Ashburn died? Or is he still alive?

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American baseball player

Richie Ashburn is ...

Dead
Born 19 Mar 1927 in Tilden
Died 9 Sep 1997 in New York City
Age70 years, 5 months
Causemyocardial infarction
Correction?

About Richie Ashburn

Donald Richard Ashburn (March 19, 1927 – September 9, 1997), also known by the nicknames, "Putt-Putt", "The Tilden Flash", and "Whitey" (due to his light-blond hair), was an American center fielder in Major League Baseball. (Some sources give his full middle name as "Richie".) He was born in Tilden, Nebraska. From his youth on a farm, he grew up to become a professional outfielder and veteran broadcaster for the Philadelphia Phillies and one of the most beloved sports figures in Philadelphia history. He was inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame in 1995.