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The Best Pitchers In Philadelphia Phillies History

Updated January 6, 2020 225 votes 20 voters51 items

List RulesVote up the top pitchers to take the mound for the Phillies

The best pitchers in Philadelphia Phillies history are all part of a long legacy of stellar pitching that stretches back to the beginnings of the franchise. Whether they were starters who became a key part of a winning pitching rotation or relievers who filled out the back end of the pitching staff, all of these players have been integral to the Phillies becoming a successful franchise.

Former stars like Cole Hamels and Curt Schilling appear below, as well as Hall of Fame starting pitchers like Steve Carlton and Grover Cleveland Alexander. Of course, there is Jim Bunning, who finished his lengthy career as part of the Phillies roster.

So vote up the top pitchers in Philadelphia Phillies history. Help choose the players who contributed the most to the franchise over the years and those who helped the team win games when it mattered.

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  • 1
    Robin Roberts

    Phillies career: 1948-1961

    Phillies WAR: 69.8

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    Steve Carlton

    Phillies Career: 1972–1986

    Phillies WAR: 64.6

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    Grover Cleveland Alexander

    Phillies Career: 1911–1917, 1930

    Phillies WAR: 60.1

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    Cole Hamels

    Phillies career: 2006–2015

    Phillies WAR: 42.4

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    Chris Short

    Phillies career: 1959–1972

    Phillies WAR: 32.1

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    Curt Simmons

    Phillies career: 1947–1960

    Phillies WAR: 24.4

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    Curt Schilling

    Phillies career: 1992–2000

    Phillies WAR: 36.8

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    Jim Bunning

    Phillies career: 1964–1967, 1970–1971

    Phillies WAR: 31.3

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    Roy Halladay

    Phillies career: 2010–2013

    Phillies WAR: 17.0

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    Aaron Nola

    Phillies career: 2015–present

    Phillies WAR: 20.3

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    Al Orth

    Phillies career: 1895–1901

    Phillies WAR: 23.5

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    Cliff Lee

    Phillies career: 2009, 2011–2014

    Phillies WAR: 21.6

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    Charlie Ferguson

    Phillies/Quakers career: 1884–1887

    Phillies WAR: 25.6

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    Dan Casey

    Phillies/Quakers career: 1886–1889

    Phillies WAR: 21.9

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    Tully Sparks

    Phillies career: 1897, 1903–1910

    Phillies WAR: 23.8

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    Charlie Buffinton

    Phillies/Quakers career: 1887–1889

    Phillies WAR: 27.2

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    Eppa Rixey

    Phillies career: 1912–1917, 1919–1920

    Phillies WAR: 16.5

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    Jack Taylor
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    Jack Taylor

    Phillies career: 1892–1897

    Phillies WAR: 16.9

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    Earl Moore

    Phillies career: 1908–1913

    Phillies WAR: 18.6

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    George McQuillan

    Phillies career: 1907–1910, 1915–1916

    Phillies WAR: 17.2

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    Kid Gleason

    Phillies/Quakers career: 1888–1891, 1903–1908

    Phillies WAR: 19.5

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    Curt Davis

    Phillies career: 1934–1936

    Phillies WAR: 16.2

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    Jimmy Ring

    Phillies career: 1921–1925, 1928

    Phillies WAR: 17.0

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    Kevin Gross

    Phillies career: 1983–1988

    Phillies WAR: 13.5

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    Ken Heintzelman
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    Ken Heintzelman

    Phillies career: 1947–1952

    Phillies WAR: 11.5