"During an August 17, 1957 game Ashburn 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 her while she was being carried off in a stretcher. Ashburn and Mrs. Roth maintained a friendship for many years, and the Roths' son later served as a Phillies batboy."
"One oft-told story is that on short flies to center or left-center, center fielder Ashburn would collide with shortstop Elio Chacón. Chacón, from Venezuela, spoke little English and had difficulty understanding when Ashburn was calling him off the ball. To remedy matters teammate Joe Christopher taught Ashburn to say "Yo la tengo", Spanish for "I’ve got it." When Ashburn first used this phrase it worked fine, keeping Chacón from running into him. But then left fielder Frank Thomas, who did not speak a word of Spanish, slammed into Ashburn. After getting up Thomas asked Ashburn, "What the heck is a Yellow Tango?" This anecdote inspired the name of the American indie rock group Yo La Tengo."
My Ashburn card collection starts with 1958 Topps; 1962 Topps; and a 1963 Topps sunset card.
Second row: 1977 TCMA/Galasso; 1986 C.C.C. Reprint of 1951 Bowman; and 1990 Pacific Baseball Legends.
Third row: 1990 Impel/Swell Baseball Greats; 2005 Upper Deck Legendary Cuts; and 1987 TCMA Baseball's Greatest Teams.
The second sheet 2007 Upper Deck SP Legendary Cuts; 1992 Hi-Pro Action Packed; 2010 Topps National Chicle; and 2014 Panini HoF shiny no. 39/50.