What unfortunate statistic does Philadelphia Phillie baseball player Richie Ashburn hold?
In a 1957 baseball game. Ashburn, also known as Putt-Putt and the “Tilden Flash,” hit a foul ball into the stands that struck spectator Alice Roth, wife of Philadelphia Bulletin sports editor Earl Roth, breaking her nose. When play resumed, Ashburn fouled off another ball that struck Roth while she was being carried off in a stretcher. So, in essence, they both went two-for-two that day. Ashburn and Roth would maintain a friendship for many years and her son later served as a Phillies batboy. Ashburn went on to be a long-time radio broadcaster for the Phillies.