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The Best Philadelphia Phillies Of All Time

Updated March 5, 2020 30.8k votes 2.8k voters 48.0k 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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  • Mike Schmidt1
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    Mike Schmidt

    Third baseman

    BirthplaceDayton, Ohio, United States of America

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    #41 of 104 The Greatest Throwing Arms of All Time#6 of 13 13 Athletes Who Won MVP After Age 35

  • Steve Carlton2
    1,017
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    BirthplaceMiami, Florida, United States of America

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    #528 of 708 The Best Hitters in Baseball History#351 of 583 The Greatest Entertainers of All Time

  • Richie Ashburn3
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    Richie Ashburn

    Outfielder, Center fielder

    BirthplaceTilden, Nebraska, United States of America

  • Chase Utley4
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    Chase Utley

    Second baseman

    BirthplacePasadena, California

  • Roy Halladay5
    744
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    BirthplaceDenver, Colorado

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    #9 of 107 College & Professional Athletes Who Were Raised Mormon#532 of 753 People We Wish Were Still Alive

  • Robin Roberts6
    616
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    Robin Roberts

    Starting pitcher, Pitcher

    BirthplaceSpringfield, Illinois

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    #179 of 255 The Best Players in the Baseball Hall of Fame#137 of 582 The Greatest Baseball Players Of All Time

  • Jimmy Rollins7
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    Jimmy Rollins

    Shortstop

    BirthplaceOakland, California, United States of America

  • Grover Cleveland Alexander8

    BirthplaceElba, Nebraska

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    #14 of 150 The Best Chicago Cubs Of All Time#47 of 52 Famous People With Epilepsy

  • Pete Rose9
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    Pete Rose

    Manager, Outfielder

    BirthplaceCincinnati, Ohio, United States of America

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    #39 of 39 Longest Hitting Streaks in Baseball#1043 of 1,427 The Best Athletes Of All Time

  • Jim Bunning10
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    BirthplaceSouthgate, Kentucky, United States of America

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    #6 of 150 Athletes You Didn't Know Were Conservative#80 of 197 The Greatest Pitchers of All Time

  • Tug McGraw11
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    Tug McGraw

    Relief pitcher, Pitcher

    BirthplaceMartinez, California, United States of America

  • Cole Hamels12
    636
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    Cole Hamels

    Starting Pitcher

    BirthplaceSan Diego, California

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    #85 of 273 The Top Current Baseball Players#25 of 116 The Best Current MLB Pitchers

  • Ryan Howard13
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    Ryan Howard

    First baseman

    BirthplaceSt. Louis, Missouri

  • Chuck Klein14
    377
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    Chuck Klein

    Right fielder, Outfielder

    BirthplaceIndianapolis, Indiana

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    #12 of 142 The Greatest Right-Fielders of All Time#4 of 13 The Most Impressive Triple Crown Seasons In Baseball History

  • Garry Maddox15
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    Garry Maddox

    Outfielder, Center fielder

    BirthplaceCincinnati, Ohio

  • Dick Allen16
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    Dick Allen

    Infielder, First baseman

    BirthplaceWampum, Pennsylvania

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    #47 of 150 The Greatest First Basemen of All Time#18 of 120 The Greatest Third Basemen of All Time

  • Jim Thome17
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    Jim Thome

    First baseman

    BirthplacePeoria, Illinois, United States of America

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    #35 of 316 The Greatest Left Handed Baseball Players of All Time#4 of 50 The Greatest Designated Hitters of All Time

  • Larry Bowa18
    431
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    Larry Bowa

    Manager, Shortstop

    BirthplaceSacramento, California

  • Curt Schilling19
    459
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    Curt Schilling

    Starting pitcher, Pitcher

    BirthplaceAnchorage, Alaska, United States of America

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    #845 of 904 Celebrity Death Pool 2021#31 of 146 The Best Boston Red Sox Of All Time

  • Carlos Ruiz20
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    BirthplaceDavid, Chiriquí, Panama

    Catcher

     
  • Cliff Lee21
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    Cliff Lee

    Starting pitcher

    BirthplaceBenton, Arkansas, United States of America

  • Greg Luzinski22
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    Greg Luzinski

    Designated hitter, Left fielder

    BirthplaceChicago, Illinois

  • John Kruk23
    387
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    John Kruk

    Outfielder, First baseman

    BirthplaceCharleston, West Virginia, USA

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    #53 of 67 The Best Sports Personalities on ESPN#14 of 98 The Greatest Out of Shape Athletes in Sports

  • Ed Delahanty24
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    Ed Delahanty

    Left fielder

    BirthplaceCleveland, Ohio

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    #5 of 142 The Greatest Left-Fielders of All Time#115 of 143 Athletes Whose Careers Ended Too Soon

  • Bob Boone25
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    Bob Boone

    Manager, Catcher

    BirthplaceSan Diego, California

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    #33 of 149 The Greatest Catchers of All Time#70 of 94 The Best Kansas City Royals of All Time