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Née Richie. His rookie season with the Phillies (or the "Fightins", as Richie Ashburn was wont to call the team) was one of the GOAT. He was a brawler, yet faced hostility from the noteably scurrilous Philly fans. There was certainly an element of rascism in that. He was traded to the Cardinals for Curt Flood and Tim McCarver (this was the outcome of the famous "reserve clause" case), soon followed by the migration of Steve Carlton from the Cards to the Phils, ushering in their greatest period ever.

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