Milestones Sep. 22, 1997

DIED. RICHIE ASHBURN, 70, a.k.a. Whitey, wisecracking baseball Hall of Famer who flayed the competition at the bat and on the mike; of a heart attack; in New York City. A Philly Whiz Kid in the 1950s, Ashburn was a sight in the outfield--a blond streak of pure energy. He won two batting titles, tied a major league record in putouts and later, as a Philadelphia commentator, set another in putdowns as he groused at umpires in his broad Nebraska twang.

DIED. LEON EDEL, 89, the reigning authority on Henry James, who vividly detailed the author's life in a five-volume, Pulitzer-prizewinning...

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