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Richie Ashburn: Why The Hall Not?: and the Amazing Journey to Cooperstown

Richie Ashburn: Why The Hall Not?: and the Amazing Journey to Cooperstown

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by Bruce Mowday, Jim Donahue
     
 

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Richie Ashburn: Why the Hall Not? is the story of beloved Philadelphia Phillies player and broadcaster Richie Ashburn and a young fan he befriended as a player. That fan remembered the kindness displayed by Ashburn and in later years reconnected and led a drive—collecting almost 200,000 signatures—to have Major League Baseball reconsider Ashburn

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Richie Ashburn: Why the Hall Not? is the story of beloved Philadelphia Phillies player and broadcaster Richie Ashburn and a young fan he befriended as a player. That fan remembered the kindness displayed by Ashburn and in later years reconnected and led a drive—collecting almost 200,000 signatures—to have Major League Baseball reconsider Ashburn for the Hall of Fame. Ashburn was elected to the Hall of Fame and the once-young fan was with Ashburn at Cooperstown during the induction ceremonies. Along the way the young fan became a close friend of Ashburn and the two shared meals and thoughts on baseball.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781569804506
Publisher:
Barricade Books, Incorporated
Publication date:
07/16/2011
Pages:
288
Sales rank:
1,124,464
Product dimensions:
5.70(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.90(d)

Meet the Author

Bruce E. Mowday began writing professionally as a sports writer for the daily newspaper The Record and later worked for the St. Louis Sun and Daily Local News of West Chester, Pa. He has authored many newspaper and magazine articles, a dozen books, and is President of the Mowday Group, Inc. He resides in Downington, Pa.Jim Donahue started the "Richie Ashburn: Why The Hall Not?" campaign featured prominently in the media, and the award winning film "Richie Ashburn....A Baseball Life". Jim resides in Springfield, Pa.

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