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The Best Philadelphia Phillies Of All Time 

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List Rules Please only rank the players based on their time with the Phillies

This is a list of the greatest Philadelphia Phillies players in team history, whether top Phillies pitchers or top hitters. The Philadelphia Phillies are the oldest continuous, one-name, one-city franchise in all of professional American sports. Founded in 1883, the Phillies have been in the National League for its entire existence. Despite the franchise's recent success, for years, the Phillies were known as one of the futile not only in baseball, but all of professional sports. The team has the most losses in sports history. But even so, there have been a number of superstar and Hall of Fame players to don the Phillies uniform.

In many quarters, Mike Schmidt isn't only considered one of the greatest Phillies to ever play third base, but also one of the best of all time. In his 17 1/2 year career, Schmidt was one of the most feared hitters in baseball. Schmidt is a three-time National League MVP (1980, 1981, 1986) and a 12-time All Star. His number 20 was retired by the Phillies and he was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1995, receiving 96.52 percent of the vote, one of the highest percentages of all time.

Recent Phillies teams have been some of the best in the big leagues. Winning five straight National League East Division titles and back to back World Series berths in 2008 (which they won) and 2009, made this one of the most successful eras in team history. Superstar players like Jimmy Rollins, Ryan Howard, Chase Utley and Cole Hamels spearheaded the team's championship ambitions.

This is a list of the greatest Philadelphia Phillies of all time. If you see someone who should be on this list, feel free to add him. Vote and rerank this list as you deem fit.

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Mike Schmidt is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Philadelphia Phillies Of All Time
Third baseman

Birthplace: Dayton, Ohio, United States of America

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Steve Carlton is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Philadelphia Phillies Of All Time
Pitcher

Birthplace: Miami, Florida, United States of America

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Chase Utley is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Philadelphia Phillies Of All Time
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Jimmy Rollins is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Philadelphia Phillies Of All Time
Shortstop

Birthplace: Oakland, California, United States of America

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Richie Ashburn is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Philadelphia Phillies Of All Time
Outfielder, Center fielder

Birthplace: Tilden, Nebraska, United States of America

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Roy Halladay is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Philadelphia Phillies Of All Time
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Robin Roberts is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Philadelphia Phillies Of All Time
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Pete Rose is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Philadelphia Phillies Of All Time
Manager, Outfielder, Infielder

Birthplace: Cincinnati, Ohio, United States of America

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#2 of 523 The Best Baseball Players NOT in the Hall of Fame #1,193 of 2,166 The Best Athletes Of All Timelisted on Longest Hitting Streaks in Baseball

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Ryan Howard is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Philadelphia Phillies Of All Time
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Cole Hamels is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Philadelphia Phillies Of All Time
Starting Pitcher

Birthplace: San Diego, California

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Grover Cleveland Alexand... is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Philadelphia Phillies Of All Time
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Jim Bunning is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Philadelphia Phillies Of All Time
Pitcher

Birthplace: Southgate, Kentucky, United States of America

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Curt Schilling is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Philadelphia Phillies Of All Time
Starting pitcher, Pitcher

Birthplace: Anchorage, Alaska, United States of America

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Tug McGraw is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Philadelphia Phillies Of All Time
Relief pitcher, Pitcher

Birthplace: Martinez, California, United States of America

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Larry Bowa is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Philadelphia Phillies Of All Time
Manager, Shortstop

Birthplace: Sacramento, California

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Chuck Klein is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Philadelphia Phillies Of All Time
Right fielder, Outfielder

Birthplace: Indianapolis, Indiana

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#53 of 707 The Best Hitters in Baseball History #36 of 117 The Greatest Throwing Arms of All Time #104 of 597 The Greatest Baseball Players Of All Time

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Dick Allen is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Philadelphia Phillies Of All Time
Infielder, First baseman, Third baseman

Birthplace: Wampum, Pennsylvania

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#31 of 523 The Best Baseball Players NOT in the Hall of Fame #55 of 707 The Best Hitters in Baseball History #140 of 597 The Greatest Baseball Players Of All Time

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Carlos Ruiz is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Philadelphia Phillies Of All Time
abright added Catcher

Birthplace: David, Chiriquí, Panama

Catcher

 
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Greg Luzinski is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Philadelphia Phillies Of All Time
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Cliff Lee is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Philadelphia Phillies Of All Time
Starting pitcher

Birthplace: Benton, Arkansas, United States of America

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Garry Maddox is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Philadelphia Phillies Of All Time
Outfielder, Center fielder

Birthplace: Cincinnati, Ohio

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Darren Daulton is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Philadelphia Phillies Of All Time
Catcher

Birthplace: Arkansas City, Kansas, United States of America

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John Kruk is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Philadelphia Phillies Of All Time
Outfielder, First baseman

Birthplace: Charleston, West Virginia, United States of America

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Ed Delahanty is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Philadelphia Phillies Of All Time
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Shane Victorino is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Philadelphia Phillies Of All Time