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The Best Philadelphia Phillies Of All Time

Updated March 5, 2020 30.6k votes 2.7k voters 47.3k views111 items

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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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  • 1
    Mike Schmidt
    1,393
    110

    Mike Schmidt

    Third baseman

    BirthplaceDayton, Ohio, United States of America

  • 2
    Steve Carlton
    1,018
    121

    BirthplaceMiami, Florida, United States of America

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  • 3
    Robin Roberts
    613
    173

    Robin Roberts

    Starting pitcher, Pitcher

    BirthplaceSpringfield, Illinois

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    #192 of 255 The Best Players in the Baseball Hall of Fame#43 of 278 The Best Starting Pitchers of All Time

  • 4
    Richie Ashburn
    750
    227

    Richie Ashburn

    Outfielder, Center fielder

    BirthplaceTilden, Nebraska, United States of America

  • 5
    Roy Halladay
    745
    200

    BirthplaceDenver, Colorado

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    #9 of 107 College & Professional Athletes Who Were Raised Mormon#544 of 753 People We Wish Were Still Alive

  • 6
    Chase Utley
    1,022
    340

    Chase Utley

    Second baseman

    BirthplacePasadena, California

  • 7
    Grover Cleveland Alexander

    BirthplaceElba, Nebraska

  • 8
    Pete Rose
    728
    225

    Pete Rose

    Manager, Outfielder

    BirthplaceCincinnati, Ohio, United States of America

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    #39 of 39 Longest Hitting Streaks in Baseball#1175 of 1,816 The Best Athletes Of All Time

  • 9
    Jimmy Rollins
    765
    242

    Jimmy Rollins

    Shortstop

    BirthplaceOakland, California, United States of America

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    #164 of 582 The Greatest Baseball Players Of All Time#184 of 511 The Best Baseball Players NOT in the Hall of Fame

  • 10
    Jim Bunning
    477
    145

    BirthplaceSouthgate, Kentucky, United States of America

  • 11
    Tug McGraw
    375
    88

    Tug McGraw

    Relief pitcher, Pitcher

    BirthplaceMartinez, California, United States of America

  • 12
    Greg Luzinski
    325
    80

    Greg Luzinski

    Designated hitter, Left fielder

    BirthplaceChicago, Illinois

  • 13
    Ryan Howard
    727
    263

    Ryan Howard

    First baseman

    BirthplaceSt. Louis, Missouri

  • 14
    Chuck Klein
    369
    102

    Chuck Klein

    Right fielder, Outfielder

    BirthplaceIndianapolis, Indiana

  • 15
    Cole Hamels
    634
    224

    Cole Hamels

    Starting Pitcher

    BirthplaceSan Diego, California

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    #83 of 273 The Top Current Baseball Players#24 of 116 The Best Current MLB Pitchers

  • 16
    Garry Maddox
    352
    90

    Garry Maddox

    Outfielder, Center fielder

    BirthplaceCincinnati, Ohio

  • 17
    Carlos Ruiz
    372
    105

    BirthplaceDavid, Chiriquí, Panama

    Catcher

     
  • 18
    Cliff Lee
    373
    107

    Cliff Lee

    Starting pitcher

    BirthplaceBenton, Arkansas, United States of America

  • 19
    Dick Allen
    411
    128

    Dick Allen

    Infielder, First baseman

    BirthplaceWampum, Pennsylvania

  • 20
    Curt Schilling
    451
    163

    Curt Schilling

    Starting pitcher, Pitcher

    BirthplaceAnchorage, Alaska, United States of America

  • 21
    Jim Thome
    310
    79

    Jim Thome

    First baseman

    BirthplacePeoria, Illinois, United States of America

  • 22
    Larry Bowa
    422
    131

    Larry Bowa

    Manager, Shortstop

    BirthplaceSacramento, California

  • 23
    Ed Delahanty
    297
    96

    Ed Delahanty

    Left fielder

    BirthplaceCleveland, Ohio

  • 24
    Darren Daulton
    390
    139

    BirthplaceArkansas City, Kansas, United States of America

  • 25
    John Kruk
    382
    143

    John Kruk

    Outfielder, First baseman

    BirthplaceCharleston, West Virginia, USA

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