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A short bio from the Helmar “This Great Game” card back: When Richie emerged on the scene in the National League he came in flashing an exciting style of play. He’s known as the best purveyor of the belly slide since Frankie Frisch, and his speed on the bases ignites the Philly offense. The first position Richie played as a boy was catcher, because none of the other neighborhood kids would dare get behind the plate. His older brother Bobby was a talented player too, until a car accident took away his chance at a pro career. Both the Indians and the Cubs tried to sign young Richie, but the league office ruled they tampered with the amateur, and he was set free, allowing the Phils to land their future center field star.

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Birth Date: March 19, 1927
Birth Location: Tilden, NE
Death Date: September 9, 1997
Death Location: New York NY, USA
Weight: 170 lb
Height: 5 ft 10 in
Bats: L
Throws: R
Debut Date: April 20, 1948
Final Game Date: September 30, 1962
Years Played: 15
Games Played: 2,189
At Bats: 8,365
Runs: 1,322
Hits: 2,574
Doubles: 317
Triples: 109
Home Runs: 29
RBIs: 586
Stolen Bases: 234
Base on Balls: 1
Batting Average: 0.308
Position: Center Fielder

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