1000 Odd Facts

Richie Ashburn Hit A Fan With A Foul Ball Twice In The Same At Bat

June 16th, 2012 | Posted by 1000 Odd Facts in People

The date was Aug. 17, 1957. Location: the City of Brotherly Love. The Philadelphia Phillies were playing the New York Giants. Richie Ashburn, longtime Phillies center fielder and a future Hall of Famer, was in the batter’s box.

Ashburn hit Phillies fan Alice Roth with foul balls twice in the same at bat. The first foul broke her nose. Play was stopped while Roth was administered to. When the game resumed, Ashburn fouled off the first pitch — and the ball struck Alice Roth while she was being carried out on a stretcher.


  • Richie Ashburn is a future Hall of Fame baseball player
  • Hits a foul ball that breaks a fan’s nose
  • Same at bat he hits another foul ball that hit her while she was being carried out on a stretcher.

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