"ONE OF THE MOST DANGEROUS LEADOFF HITTERS IN THE MAJOR LEAGUES": THE RICHIE ASHBURN STORY, 1960 FIRST EDITION
(ASHBURN, Richie) ARCHIBALD, Joe. The Richie Ashburn Story. New York: Julian Messner, 1960. Octavo, original red cloth, original dust jacket. $450.
First edition of Archibald's biography of the Hall of Fame outfielder, in the original dust jacket.
Ashburn, a Phillie for most of his career, twice won the National League batting crown. He is equally revered for his long post-playing career as a radio and TV color commentator for the Phillies.
Book with minor rubbing and soiling to upper edge, near-fine; price-clipped dust jacket with sunned spine and a few short closed tears, extremely good.