Ranking the top 100 Phillies players of all time, from the 1880s to present day

Martin Frank
Delaware News Journal

The Phillies are one of the oldest teams in major league history, beginning their existence in 1883.

During that time, they have lost the most games of any franchise, with 11,037 losses and counting. There have been some long periods of futility and also some glorious runs where they were among the best in baseball.

Needless to say, the Phillies have had some of the greatest players in major league history – and some of the worst. Some of those great players, such as Pete Rose, Nap Lajoie, Grover Cleveland Alexander and Roy Halladay, were with the Phillies for only a short time.

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That is reflected in the top 100, as only years in a Phillies uniform (in bold) are taken into account. Also, it must be noted that some statistics from the 1880s and 1890s, such as stolen bases, were credited differently than they are today. 

In addition, the period before 1920 was known as the "dead-ball era," so home runs were relatively few and far between.

Here, then, are the top 100 players in Phillies history:

Phillies' Hector Neris (50) throws Thursday afternoon against the Braves at Citizens Bank Park.

100. Hector Neris

P, 2014-present

Neris had his best seasons in 2017 and 2019 when he saved 26 and 28 games, respectively. He's 9th in team history in saves with 72.

Dick "Turk" Farrell pitched for the Phillies from 1956-61 and again from 1967-69.

99. Turk Farrell

P, 1956-61

Farrell is 10th in team history with 65 saves. He was named to the All-Star team in 1958 and twice won 10 games as a reliever.

Pitcher Charlie Buffington, posing in a studio around 1888, was made in an unknown location.   (Photo Reproduction by Transcendental Graphics/Getty Images)

98. Charlie Buffinton

P, 1B, OF, 1887-89

As a pitcher, Buffinton went 77-50 with a  2.90 ERA. He pitched 400 innings in 1888. As a hitter, he drove in a career-high 46 runs in 1887.

Former great Willie Mays joins Philadelphia Phillies old timers Richie Ashburn, Jack Sanford, and Jim Konstanty. Mays was NL MVP in 1954 and 1965. Sanford was Rookie of the year in 1957 and Konstanty was NL MVP for the Whiz Kids in 1950. All were being introduced at the New York Mets’ annual Old Timers game at Shea Stadium on Saturday, June 28, 1975 in New York. (AP Photo/Ray Stubblebine)

97. Jack Sanford

P, 1956-58

As a rookie in 1957, Sanford won 19 games, led the NL with 188 strikeouts, won the Rookie of the Year award and was named to the All-Star team. 

Al Orth played for the Phillies from 1895-1901 before going to the NY Highlanders from 1904 to 1909. The team name changed to the NY Yankees in 1913.  (Photo by Sporting News via Getty Images)

96. Al Orth

P, 1895-1901

Orth is 8th in wins in team history with 100. He led the league in shutouts in 1901 with six, when he won 20 games and had a 2.27 ERA.

Philadelphia Phillies Gary Matthews (34) is congratulated at home plate by teammate Tony Perez (24) after his second inning solo homer against Orioles pitcher Mike Flanigan in the third World Series game, Friday, Oct. 14, 1983, Philadelphia, Pa. (AP Photo)

95. Gary Matthews

OF, 1981-83

Known as "Sarge," Matthews hit 10 HR and stole 13 bases on the 1983 World Series  team. He was named the MVP of the NLCS that year.

Philadelphia Phillies relief pitcher Ricky Bottalico pumps his fist after earning the save in a Phillies' victory. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello)

94. Ricky Bottalico

P, 1994-98, 2001-02

Bottalico had 34 saves in 1996 and made All-Star team. He also had 34 saves the next season. He's 8th in team history with 78 saves.

Pitcher Hugh Mulcahy, of Newton, Mass., starts spring training with the Philadelphia Phillies squad at Miami Beach, Florida on Feb. 25, 1946. (AP Photo/Earl Shugars)

93. Hugh Mulcahy

P, 1935-47

Mulcahy made his major league debut in 1935 as a 21-year-old and became a 200-inning workhorse from 1937-40. He didn't pitch from 1941-44 to serve in World War II. 

Former Minnesota Twins players Jim Kaat and Rod Carew answer questions from fans during day two at the baseball team's TwinsFest, Saturday, Jan. 20, 2018 in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Hannah Foslien)

92. Jim Kaat 

P, 1976-79

Kaat was 37 years old when he came to the Phillies in 1976 towards the end of his 25-year career. He started 86 games in his first three seasons with the Phillies and won two Gold Gloves.

Willie Montanez hit 30 homers with 99 RBIs as a rookie for the Phillies in 1971.

91. Willie Montanez

1B, 1970-75, 1982

Montanez hit 30 homers with 99 RBIs in 1971 as a rookie. Montanez never duplicated the home run numbers, but he did have 79 RBIs while hitting .304 in 1974. 

Frederick (Freddy) Leach of the Philadelphia Phillies swinging a bat in 1927. (Photo by Sporting News and Rogers Photo Archive via Getty Images)

90. Freddy Leach

OF, 1923-28

Leach set career-highs with 13 homers and 96 RBIs in 1928. He's 10th in team history wiith a .312 batting average.

“The past four, five days have been probably the best progression I’ve had since the first four, five days after the injury, right after I stopped throwing,” said Phillies pitcher Cliff Lee.

89. Cliff Lee

P, 2009, 2011-14

Lee, acquired midway through the 2009 season, was the winning pitcher in both of the Phillies' World Series wins that year. He made the All-Star team in 2011 and 2013.

Philadelphia Phillies' Jim Eisenreich is greeted by teammate Curt Schilling at the dugout after Eisenreich's three-run home run in the third inning of game two of the World Series with the Toronto Blue Jays Sunday evening, Oct 17, 1993, at the Skydome in Toronto. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)

88. Jim Eisenreich

OF, 1993-96

Eisenreich ranks 8th in team history with a .324 batting average. That includes a .361 average in 1996. He only had 338 at-bats that season, not enough to win the batting title, which went to Tony Gwynn (.353).

George McQuillan had two stints with the Phillies, including the 1915 World Series team.

87. George McQuillan

P, 1907-10, 1915

McQuillan set a rookie record in 1908 with a 1.53 ERA and 32 complete games. He went 23-17 that season, but lost five games by 1-0 scores. McQuillan started his career with 25 consecutive scoreless innings, still an NL record.

Gene Garber pitched for the Phillies from 1974-78.

86. Gene Garber

P, 1974-78

Garber was the winning pitcher in three straight games, a club record, totaling just 5 2/3 innings. He led the NL in games (71) and games finished (47) in 1975.

Art Mahaffey holds the Phillies' record for most strikeouts in a game with 17, set in 1961.

85. Art Mahaffey

P, 1960-65

Mahaffey made the All-Star team in 1961 and 1962. He won 19 games in 1962. He struck out a club-record 17 batters in a 1961 game.

Randy Wolf made the All-Star team with the Phillies in 2003.

84. Randy Wolf

P, 1999-2006

Wolf was an All-Star in 2003 when he won a career-high 16 games and also had a career-best 177 strikeouts. He's 10th in team history with 971 strikeouts.

Frank Lefty ODoul, who led the National League batters last year, is again pounding the ball, and is holding a place among the first five leading batsmen, May 23, 1930. Lefty, who is with the Phillies, is hitting about 60 points better than last year, but he claims the improvement is due to better batting stance than to a livelier ball. In the first four games of Phillies premier western trip, lefty batted 750, and his average to date is well above 400, and he actually reached the 500 mark at one time. Photo shows the way he looks at the plate. (AP Photo)

83. Lefty O'Doul

OF, 1929-30

In O'Doul's first season with the Phillies in 1929, he hit a franchise-record .398, along with 32 homers and 122 RBs. He set the franchise record for hits in a season with 254. 

Jackie Robinson is ejected from a game by Jocko Conlan after disputing a called third strike during the second inning of the second game of a double header between the Brooklyn Dodgers-Philadelphia Phillies, July 9, 1950, in Philadelphia. Dodgers' coach, Clyde Sukeforth is between them. Phil's catcher is Stan Lopata. (AP Photo)

82. Stan Lopata

C/1B, 1948-58

Lopata had back-to-back All Star seasons in 1955-56. In 1956, he had a career-high 32 HRs and 95 RBIs. He was a key reserve on the 1950 World Series team.

Houston Astros Joe Morgan (8) is forced out at second as Cesar Cedeño hits into fielder's choice in Game 1 of the National League playoffs at Philadelphia, Oct. 7, 1980. Phillies Manny Trillo, left, is waiting on second with the ball, but did not have time to throw to first for a double play attempt. (AP Photo)

81. Manny Trillo

2B, 1979-82

Trillo was an All-Star twice and Gold Glover twice with the Phillies. He was named the MVP of the 1980 NLCS.

John F. (Johnny) Moore of the Philadelphia Phillies swinging a bat in 1935. (Photo by Sporting New and Rogers Photo Archive via Getty Images)

80. Johnny Moore

OF, 1934-37

In four seasons with the Phillies, Moore hit .329, the 6th highest in team history. In 1935, Moore had 19 HRs and 93 RBIs and hit .323.

Dave Bancroft, a National League shortstop for 16 years, playing for Philadelphia, New York, Boston and Brooklyn, takes a practice swing before an old-timers game in 1932.  Bancroft was elected to Baseball's Hall of Fame in 1971.  (AP Photo)

79. Dave Bancroft

SS, 1915-20

As a rookie in 1915 for the NL champions, Bancroft hit a career-high 7 home runs. Banrcroft was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 1971.

Jose Mesa saved a team-record 45 games in 2002.

78. Jose Mesa

P, 2001-03

Mesa has the most saves in a season by Phillies closer with 45 in 2002. He also had 42 in 2001.

Spud Davis played for the Phillies from 1928-33 and hit .336 in 1932.

77. Spud Davis

C, 1928-33

Davis is 9th in team history with a .321 batting average. He had a career year in 1932 with 14 HR, 70 RBIs and a .336 batting average.

PHILADELPHIA - OCTOBER 1980: Philadelphia Phillies' pitcher Dick Ruthven #44 pitches against the Kansas City Royals during the World Series at Veterans Stadium in October of 1980 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Focus on Sport via Getty Images)

76. Dick Ruthven

P, 1973-75, 1978-83

Ruthven won 17 games in 1980 and made the All-Star team in 1981. He's 10th in starts in team history with 198.

Nap Lajoie, member of Baseball's Hall of Fame, ended his career in 1916 with a BA of .338 after 21 years as an infielder, mostly with Cleveland. (AP Photo)

75. Nap Lajoie

OF, 1896-1900

Lajoie led the league in RBIs with 127 in 1898. He hit .345 in five seasons with the Phillies, 3rd best in team history. Lajoie, who played for 21 seasons, was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1937.

Phillies manager Danny Ozark takes ball from pitcher Larry Christenson in fifth inning of National League playoff game, Wednesday, Oct. 4, 1978 in Philadelphia against the Los Angeles Dodgers. Christenson gave up seven hits and seven runs before being relieved. Dodgers won, 905. (AP Photo/Kennedy)

74. Larry Christenson

P, 1973-83

Christenson went 19-6 in 1977, and is 8th in team history with 220 starts. Christenson and Rick Wise share the Phillies' record for most career home runs by a pitcher with 11.

William "Kid" Gleason, left, and Ray Schalk were among the White Sox ballplayers summoned to face charges of throwing the World Series in exchange for money from a network of gamblers, in Chicago Jan. 6, 1927. (AP Photo)

73. Kid Gleason

P/2B, 1888-91, 1903-08,

As a hitter, Gleason had 228 RBIs and 88 stolen bases. As a pitcher, he had 78 wins and a 3.39 ERA. Gleason was the White Sox's manager in 1919 when several players were banned from baseball for "throwing" the World Series.

Philadelphia Phillies outfielder Tony Gonzalez is shown in this March 12, 1965 photo at Spring training at Clearwater, Florida.  (AP Photo)

72. Tony Gonzalez

OF, 1961-68

A steady performer throughout his Phillies tenure, Gonzalez had career highs of 20 HRs and 17 stolen bases in 1962. He hit .295 in his eight seasons with the Phillies. 

Jack Clements played the most games ever by a left-handed catcher with 1,073.

71. Jack Clements

C/OF, 1884-97

Clements caught the most games in baseball history for a left-handed catcher with 1,073. He hit over .300 six times with the Phillies and finished with 636 RBIs. Clements’  career home run totals (77) stood as a record for a catcher until the 1920s.

Ryan Madson pitched for the Phillies from 2003-11.

70. Ryan Madson

P, 2003-11

Madson was a reliable late-inning reliever throughout much of his Phillies career before becoming the closer in 2011, when he had 32 saves. He has the most relief appearances in team history with 473.

Elmer Harrison Flick, 87, left, and Edgar Charles Rice, 71, hold plaques after being added to the list of greats in the Baseball Hall of Fame ceremonies, Aug. 5, 1963 at Cooperstown, N.Y. (AP Photo/Ray Howard)

69. Elmer Flick

OF, 1898-1901

Flick hit .338 in four seasons as a Phillie, the fourth highest average in team history. He led the league with 110 RBIs in 1900. He was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 1963.

Billy Wagner had 38 saves in 2005 and was named to the NL All-Star team.

68. Billy Wagner 

P, 2004-05

Wagner had 59 saves in two seasons with the Phillies, often tantalizing crowds with his 100 mph fastball. He made the All-Star team in 2005.

Philadelphia pitcher Rick Wise holds the Life Saver of the Month Trophy awarded to him, Monday, July 26, 1971, New York. The 25-year-old right hander was honored for his performance against the Cincinnati Reds on June 23 in which he not only pitched a no-hitter but also hammered two homers, becoming the first pitcher in the 92-year history of Major League Baseball to performance such a feat. The score was 4-0. (AP Photo/Marty Lederhandler)

67. Rick Wise

P, 1964-71

Wise's best season came in 1971, when he won 17 games with a 2.88 ERA. That year, he became the only pitcher to throw a no-hitter while hitting two home runs. He also recorded 32 consecutive outs in a game later that year. He was traded for Steve Carlton after the season.

Steve Bedrosian won the National League Cy Young Award in 1987 when he led the league with 40 saves.

66. Steve Bedrosian

P, 1986-89

Bedrosian saved 97 games in his first three seasons with the Phillies. That included a career-high 40 in 1987, which led the NL. He won the Cy Young award that year and made the All-Star team.

Brett Myers celebrates as he scores on Shane Victorino's grand slam against the Brewers in teh 2008 NLDS.

65. Brett Myers

P, 2002-09

Myers went from a starter to the Phillies closer in 2007, when he had 21 saves, including the final out to clinch the NL East crown. He went back to starting the next season. He finished 9th in strikeouts with 986.

Philadelphia Phillies' Doug Glanville follows through on an RBI triple hit off San Diego Padres pitcher Adam Eaton during the third inning Wednesday, Aug. 4, 2004, in San Diego.  (AP Photo/Denis Poroy)

64. Doug Glanville

OF, 1998-2002, 2004

Glanville hit .325 with 11 HRs and 34 stolen bases in 1999. He had 31 and 28 steals in each of the next two seasons. He had 143 stolen bases in six seasons with the Phillies.

Philadelphia Phillies' Rhys Hoskins rounds the bases during a baseball game against the Washington Nationals, Saturday, July 13, 2019, in Philadelphia.

63. Rhys Hoskins

1B, 2017-present

Hoskins hit 18 home runs in just 50 games as a rookie in 2017, and followed that up with 34 homers in 2018.

Willie "Puddin Head" Jones, a long time member of the Philadelphia Phillies shown in 1956. (AP Photo)

62. Willie Jones

OF, 1947-59

Jones made the All-Star team in back-to-back seasons in 1950-51. In 1950, he hit 25 HRs and drove in 88 runs for the 1950 NL champs. 

Ron Reed saved 90 games during his time with the Phillies.

61. Ron Reed

P, 1976-83

Reed pitched the most innings for a Phillies reliever, with 963, and has the most relief wins with 54. That includes a 9-1 record in 1983 for the NL champs. He's 3rd in team history in appearances with 449.

Philadelphia Phillies pitcher John Denny delivers a pitch in the first inning of the World Series with the Baltimore Orioles, Saturday, Oct. 15, 1983, Philadelphia, Pa. (AP Photo)

60. John Denny

P, 1982-85

Denny had the best season of his career in 1983 when he went 19-6 and won the Cy Young award for the NL champions. He had a 2.37 ERA in the 1983 postseason.

Los Angeles Dodgers' Austin Barnes, left, steals home past Philadelphia Phillies catcher J.T. Realmuto during the fourth inning of a baseball game, Monday, July 15, 2019, in Philadelphia.

59. J.T. Realmuto

C, 2019-present

Realmuto has established himself as one off the top catchers in baseball, not only for his hitting prowess (25 HRs in 2019), but for throwing out an NL-best 47% of base stealers in 2019. He made the All-Star team in 2019.

Fred Luderus played for the Phillies from 1910-20 and was a key player on the 1915 World Series team.

58. Fred Luderus

1B, 1910-20

Luderus had played the most games at first base until Ryan Howard, and he had the longest consecutive playing streak until Richie Ashburn. Luderus had a career-best season of 16 HRs, 99 RBIs in 1911, and was the captain of 1915 NL champs.

Aaron Nola #27 of the Philadelphia Phillies throws a pitch in the top of the first inning against the Philadelphia Phillies at Citizens Bank Park on May 1, 2019 in Philadelphia.

57. Aaron Nola

P, 2015-present

Nola had his best season in 2018, when he struck out 237 and made the All-Star team. He has the most consecutive Opening Day starts (4) since Steve Carlton (10) in the 1970s.

Philadelphia Phillies centerfielder Garry Maddox crashes against the centerfield wall during the fifth, Friday, Oct. 6, 1978 in Los Angeles to catch a fly ball off the bat of Dodgers Bill North. (AP Photo)

56. Garry Maddox

OF, 1975-86

Known as the "Secretary of Defense" for his prowess as a center fielder, Maddox won seven straight Gold Gloves from 1976-82. Maddox also stole 189 bases and hit .284.

Jim Thome watches his 400th career home run clear the fence at Citizens Bank Park on June 14, 2004.

55. Jim Thome

1B, 2003-05

Thome hit 47 and 42 homers, respectively, in his first two seasons with the Phillies. He also had 131 RBIs in 2003 and made the All-Star team in 2004.

The Philadelphia Phillies Von Hayes (9) tries to avoid the tag of the New York Mets first baseman Keith Hernandez during the second inning of game at Shea Stadium, Sunday, April 29, 1984, New York. Hayes was safe at the bag on the infield hit to Hernandez. (AP Photo/G. Paul Burnett)

54. Von Hayes

OF, 1984-91

Hayes made the All-Star team in 1989, when he had 26 homers and 28 stolen bases. In 1986, he led the NL in runs with 107 and doubles with 46. His 202 stolen bases rank 10th in team history.

Billy Hamilton, shown in an undated photo, one of the great base stealers in National League History, was elected to Baseball’s Hall of Fame on Jan. 29, 1961. Hamilton, who played with Philadelphia and Boston between 1890 and 1901, died in 1940. (AP Photo)

53. Billy Hamilton

OF, 1890-95

Hamilton led the league in stolen bases 4 times in 6 seasons with the Phillies, with at least 97 in each of those seasons. His 510 stolen bases are the most in team history.

Charlie Ferguson was both a pitcher and an infielder with the Phillies from 1884-87.

52. Charlie Ferguson

P, OF, 2B, 1884-87

Ferguson won 30 games in 1886, and is 9th in team history with 99 wins. He twice pitched more than 400 innings in a season, with high of 416 in 1884.

Four catchers selected for the All-Star team get together at Yankee Stadium, New York, July 11, 1949. From left are: Roy Campanella, Brooklyn Dodgers; Yogi Berra, New York Yankees; Birdie Tebbetts, Boston Red Sox, and Andy Seminick, Philadelphia Phillies. (AP Photo/Tom Fitzsimmons)

51. Andy Seminick

C, 1943-51, 1955-57

Seminick had his two best seasons in 1949 and 1950, when he had 24 HRs and 68 RBIs each season. He was an All Star in 1949.

Phillies Wall of Fame members Tony Taylor (left) and Juan Samuel catch up in the dugout before Jim Thome was inducted into the Wall of Fame Friday in a pre-game ceremony at Citizens Bank Park.

50. Tony Taylor

1B, 2B, 3B, 1960-71

Taylor was a 2-time All-Star with the Phillies and had 20 or more steals four times. He had 169 stolen bases as a Phillie.

Marvin Miller, left, of the baseball players association, and Dave Cash of the Philadelphia Phillies chat at a luncheon prior to a meeting with other baseball players regarding delayed opening of Spring training. Miller had meet earlier in the day with league presidents and club owners representatives. The meetings were held, Wednesday, Feb. 25, 1976 in Philadelphia. (AP Photo)

49. Dave Cash

2B, 1974-76

Cash was an All-Star in each of his three seasons with the Phillies. Cash led the NL with 213 hits in 1975, and with 12 triples in 1976.

Don Hurst played for the Phillies from 1928-34.

48. Don Hurst

1B, 1928-34

Hurst led the NL in RBIs with 143 in 1932, while hitting 24 homers and batting .339. He also had 31 homers and 125 RBIs in 1929.

Closer Jonathan Papelbon has been one of the few bright spots for the Phillies this season.

47. Jonathan Papelbon

P, 2012-15

Papelbon is the Phillies' all-time saves leader with 123. He had 38 in 2012 and made the All-Star team. He was also an All-Star in 2015.

Pinky Whitney had at least 100 RBIs four times from 1928-32.

46. Pinky Whitney

2B/3B, 1928-33, 1936-39

 Whitney had at least 100 RBIs in 4 of his first 5 seasons with the Phillies. In all, he hit .307 in 10 seasons.

Philadelphia Phillies John Kruk laughs after striking out in the third inning of the National Leagues 64th All-Star game, Tuesday, July 13, 1993, Baltimore, Md. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)

45. John Kruk

1B, 1989-94

Kruk made the All-Star team for three straight seasons, beginning in 1991, when he had 21 HRs and 92 RBIs. He hit .323 the next year, and was over .300 in 4 of his 6 seasons with the Phillies.

Sam Thompson played for the Phillies from 1889-98, and led the league with 165 RBIs in 1895.

44. Sam Thompson

OF, 1889-98

Thompson twice led the league in home runs and three times in RBIs, including back-to-back years of 149 and 165, respectively. He ranks 6th in team history with 965 RBIs, and was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1974.

Jayson Werth was a key member on the Phillies' 2008 World Series championship team.

43. Jayson Werth

OF, 2007-10

Werth's arrival in 2007 coincided with the start of the Phillies' 5-year stretch of winning the NL East. From 2008-10, Werth had at least 20 HRs and 13 stolen bases in each season. In 2009, Werth had 36 homers and 99 RBIs.

Philadelphia Phillies relief pitcher Mitch Williams follows through on a pitch in the ninth inning against the Atlanta Braves in game 1 off the National League Championship Series at Veterans Stadium, Oct. 06, 1993.Williams was the winning pitcher in the Phillies? 10th inning 4-3 win.  (AP Photo/Amy Sancetta)

42. Mitch Williams

P, 1991-93

Nicknamed "Wild Thing," Williams racked up 102 saves, fourth in team history, in just three seasons. That included a career-high 43 for the 1993 World Series team.

Roy Thomas, outfielder for the Philadelphia Phillies, National League, standing in West Side Grounds, Chicago, 1903. (Photo by Chicago Sun-Times/Chicago Daily News collection/Chicago History Museum/Getty Images)

41. Roy Thomas

OF, 1899-1908

Thomas led the NL in walks 7 of his 9 seasons, with a high of 115 in 1900. He also finished with 244 stolen bases.

A photographic portrait of Jim Fogarty in 1887 wearing a Philadelphia Quakers uniform. In the photograph he is holding a bat while standing behind home plate in a baseball stadium. Fogarty played six seasons of Major League Baseball before dying of tuberculosis in 1891. From the New York Public Library. (Photo by Smith Collection/Gado/Getty Images).

40. Jim Fogarty

INF/OF, 1884-89

Fogarty led the NL with 102 stolen bases in 1887 and 99 in 1889 (stolen bases were recorded differently then). His 259 stolen bases rank 5th in team history.

Philadelphia Phillies pitcher Tug McGraw leaps of the mound after striking out the last Kansas City Royals batter in the ninth inning as the Phillies won the first game of the World Series, 7-6, in Philadelphia, Pa., on Oct. 14, 1980.  (AP Photo)

39. Tug McGraw

P, 1975-84

McGraw pitched on two World Series teams, recording the final out for the 1980 World Series champions. He made the All-Star team once as a Phillie. He ranks 6th in team history with 94 saves.

Montreal Expos Andre Dawson, left, crosses home plate before a throw arrives from centerfield to Phillies catcher Bob Boone in division playoffs, Sunday, Oct. 11, 1981, Philadelphia, Pa. Dawson scored the Expos third run on a double by Larry Parrish in the sixth inning. (AP Photo)

38. Bob Boone

C, 1972-81

Boone was a 3-time All-Star and 2-time Gold Glover with the Phillies, and was a key part of the 1980 World Series champions.

Chicago Cubs' Andre Dawson successfully steals second base from Philadelphia Phillies' Juan Samuel during first inning play on June 27, 1988 in Chicago. (AP Photo/John Swart)

37. Juan Samuel

OF, 1983-89

Samuel led the NL with 19 triples and 72 stolen bases in 1984. In 1987, Samuel hit 28 home runs with 100 RBIs and 35 stolen bases. He's 8th with 249 stolen bases as a Phillie.

Mike Lieberthal was an All-Star twice during his 13 seasons with the Phillies.

36. Mike Lieberthal

C, 1994-2006

Lieberthal made the All-Star team twice, including a career-best season in 1999 when he hit 31 homers and drove in 96 runs while hitting .300.

Scott Rolen was named the National League's Rookie of the Year in 1997.

35. Scott Rolen

3B, 1996-2002

Rolen was named the NL's rookie of the year in 1997, and hit 31 homers with 110 RBIs the next season. In 6 1/2 seasons with the Phillies, he was named an All-Star once and  Gold Glover four times.

Jim Konstanty, Philadelphia Phillies relief pitcher, action in Sept. 26, 1950. (AP Photo)

34. Jim Konstanty

P, 1948-54

Konstanty won 16 games and saved 22 more for 1950 Whiz Kids. That season, he led the league in saves and games finished (62) and made the All-Star team. He was named the league's MVP.

** FILE ** National League heroes, Willie Mays, left, of San Francisco, winning pitcher Juan Marichal, center, of San Francisco, and Johnny Callison, of Philadelphia, right, get together in the dressing room after Callison's three-run ninth inning homer gave the National League a 7-4 victory in the All-Star game in a July, 7, 1964 photo at Shea Stadium in New York. (AP Photo/file)

33. Johnny Callison

OF, 1960-69

Callison twice led the NL in triples, and was 2nd in MVP voting in 1964 when had 31 home runs, 10 triples and 104 RBIs. He made the All-Star team four times.

Pitcher Curt Simmons spent the first 13 seasons of his 21-year career with the Phillies, winning 115 games.

32. Curt Simmons

P, 1947-60

Simmons won 17 games as a 21-year-old on the 1950 World Series team. He made the All-Star game three times. He ranks 5th in wins and 8th in strikeouts.

Granny Hamner (right in Phils uniform) was honored by Richmond fans at yesterday's game. Hamner talks to (l. to r.) Otis Belcher, Joe McGinnis, Richmond mayor T. Nelson Parker at the Granny day on Sept. 18, 1950 in Shibe Park, Philadelphia. (AP Photo)

31. Granny Hamner

2B, SS, 1944-59

Hamner made the All-Star team for three straight years from 1952-54. He was also a key player on the 1950 World Series team.

Gavvy Cravath played for the Phillies from 1912-20, and was a key player on the 1915 World Series team.

Gavvy Cravath  

OF, 1912-20

Cravath led NL in HR in 6 of his 9 Phillies seasons, including 24 homers on the 1915 World Series team. He finished with 119 homers during the dead-ball era, the most until Babe Ruth surpassed his total in 1921.

Philadelphia Phillies right fielder Bryce Harper (3) celebrates with teammates on the field after a baseball game against the Washington Nationals at Nationals Park.

29. Bryce Harper 

OF, 2019-present

After signing a 13-year, $330 million deal in 2019, Harper has hit 48 homers with 147 RBIs in the equivalent of 1 1/3 seasons. He should end up among the Phillies leaders in several categories before too long.

Phillies catcher Carlos Ruiz tosses his catches mask while chasing a pop fly during the ninth inning Sept. 23 against the Miami Marlins at Marlins Park.

28. Carlos Ruiz

C, 2006-16

Affectionately known as "Chooch," Ruiz was a stabilizing force for the pitching staff. He also hit over .300 twice, made the All-Star team once, and had a career-high 16 homers in 2012.

Pete Rose at bat for the Phillies in 1980.

27. Pete Rose

1B, 1979-83

Rose, the all-time leader in hits with 4,256, signed with the Phillies in 1979 at the age of 38. He hit .331 that year with 208 hits, and was one of the leaders on the 1980 World Series championship team. He was also a key part of the '83 World Series team. 

Brad Lidge celebrates the final strikeout of Tampa Bay's Eric Hinske to clinch the Phillies' World Series championship in 2008.

26. Brad Lidge

P, 2008-11

Lidge is most known for his 2008 season, when he converted all 41 of his save opportunities. He also got the final out to clinch the World Series that season. He ranks 5th in team history with 100 saves.

Rollins collides with Shane Victorino.

25. Shane Victorino

OF, 2006-12

Nicknamed the "Flyin' Hawaiian," Victorino twice led the NL in triples. He was a 2-time All-Star and 3-time Gold Glover with the Phillies. 

Pat Burrell in 2008.

24. Pat Burrell

OF, 2000-08

Burrell hit 30 or more homers four times as a Phillie, and drove in 100 or more runs twice. He ranks 4th in team history in home runs with 251.

Philadelphia Phillies pitcher Chris Short is off and running as he begins training at club?s spring training camp in Clearwater, Florida on Feb. 19, 1968. Coach George Myatt gets Short on his way in the running drill. The first spring training for the Phillies is scheduled on Friday. Short won nine games while losing eleven last season. (AP Photo/PS)

23. Chris Short

P, 1959-72

A Delaware native, Short had at least 17 wins four times. He also has the most opening day shutouts in team history with 3. He ranks 4th in wins, strikeouts and innings pitched in team history.

Philadelphia Phillies outfielder Cy Williams poses with bat prior to game with the New York Giants at the Polo Grounds in Upper Manhattan, New York City in 1923. (AP Photo)

22. Cy Williams

OF, 1918-30

Williams led the NL in homers four times, including a career-high 41 in 1923. He ranks 8th in team history with 217 homers.

Phillies pitcher Jim Bunning caps off his perfect game by striking out the Mets' John Stephenson on June 21, 1964. It was the first perfect game in Phillies' history.

21. Jim Bunning

P, 1964-67, 1970-71

In his first stint with the Phillies, Bunning won 19 games three times and 17 the other season. He's most known for his Father's Day perfect game in 1964 against the Mets. He made the All-Star team twice as a Phillie.

Del Ennis, a Whiz Kid on the Philadelphia Phillies' 1950 National League Championship team and a two-time All-Star is shown in 1957. (AP Photo)

20. Del Ennis

OF, 1946-56

A 2-time All-Star, Ennis surpassed 100 RBIs six times and led the NL with 126 in the World Series season of 1950. He ranks 3rd in HRs (259), 4th in RBIs (1,124) and 5th in hits (1,812).

Phillies pitcher Roy Halladay tips his hat to the crowd as he heads off the field after he threw a no-hitter to open the NLDS with a 4-0 win against the Reds, Wednesday, Oct. 6, 2010 at Citizens Bank Park.

19. Roy Halladay

P, 2010-13

Halladay provided some of the team's greatest moments in his short tenure. He threw a perfect game and the only postseason no-hitter in team history, both in 2010. He won the Cy Young Award in 2010, and was inducted into Baseball's Hall of Fame in 2019.

Phillies left fielder Greg Luzinski, center, follows through on a home run blast to left field in sixth inning of Game 1 of the National League playoffs  against Houston Astros at Philadelphia, Oct. 7, 1980. Luzinski's blast with Pete Rose on base put Phillies ahead, 2-1, helping the Phillies to win 3-1. (AP Photo)

18. Greg Luzinski

OF, 1970-80

Nicknamed "The Bull," Luzinski made the All-Star team four straight times from 1975-78, hitting at least 34 home runs in three of those seasons and leading the NL in RBIs with 120 in 1975. He ranks 7th in HRs with 223.

Bobby Abreu had two seasons with at least 30 home runs and 30 stolen bases while with the Phillies.

17. Bobby Abreu

OF, 1998-2006

Abreu had two seasons with at least 30 home runs and 30 stolen bases, the most in team history, and he topped 100 RBIs five times. He ranks 11th in homers and RBIs, and 7th in stolen bases. He was a 2-time All-Star.

Lenny Dykstra was a key member of the Phillies' 1993 World Series team.

16. Lenny Dykstra

OF, 1989-96

Nicknamed "Nails," Dykstra put together one of the best seasons in team history in 1993 when he led the NL in runs, hits and walks while hitting 19 HRs and stealing 37 bases, both career highs. 

Philadelphia Phillies pitcher Curt Schilling, left, hugs catcher Darren Daulton after the Phillies defeated the Toronto Blue Jays 2-0 in Game 5 of the World Series Thursday, Oct. 21, 1993 in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Amy Sancetta)

15. Curt Schilling

P, 1992-2000

During his time with the Phillies, Schilling twice topped 300 strikeouts and was the ace of the 1993 World Series team. He ranks 7th in wins (101) and 5th in strikeouts (1,554).

Philadelphia Phillies Darren Daulton bats in this 1993 photo. The Phillies announced Monday, July 21, 1997, that Daulton had been traded to the Florida Marlins. (AP Photo/Chris Gardner)

14. Darren Daulton

C, 1983-97

Affectionately known as "Dutch," Daulton had his best seasons in 1992, when he led the NL in RBIs, and in 1993 on the Phillies' World Series team. He was a three-time All-Star.

With the Red Sox filling their rotation needs elsewhere, the odds have lengthened for a Phillies deal involving Cole Hamels.

13. Cole Hamels

P, 2006-15

Hamels was a key pitcher on the Phillies' five straight NL East title teams. He threw a no-hitter in his last start for the Philies. Hamels was an All-Star three times, ranks 3rd in team history with 1,844 strikeouts and 6th in wins with 114.

Ed Delahanty led the league in both home runs and RBIs in 1893 and 1896. He was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 1945.

12. Ed Delahanty

OF, 1888-89, 1891-1901

Delahanty twice led the NL in home runs and three times led the league in RBIs. He's third in team history with 412 stolen bases. He was inducted into Baseball Hall of Fame in 1945.

Philadelphia Phillies bench coach Larry Bowa sits in the dugout before the game May 17 against the Texas Rangers at Globe Life Park in Arlington.

11. Larry Bowa

SS, 1970-81

Considered the guts of the 1970s teams, Bowa was a five-time All-Star despite never driving in as many as 50 runs in a season. He won 2 Gold Gloves, and ranks 6th in team history with 288 stolen bases.

This is a 1951 photo showing Philadelphia Phillies' Richie Ashburn. Ashburn was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame on Sunday July 30, 1995. (AP Photo)

10. Richie Ashburn

OF, 1948-59

Known as "Whitey," Ashburn was a catalyst on the 1950 World Series team, leading the NL with 14 triples. He was a 4-time All-Star and was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1995. The Phillies retired his No. 1.

Starting pitchers Grover Cleveland Alexander, left, St. Louis Cardinals, and George Pipgras, New York Yankees, shake hands before start of second game of the World Series at Yankee Stadium in New York City on Oct. 5, 1928.  (AP Photo)

9. Grover Cleveland Alexander

P, 1911-17, 1930

Alexander led the NL in wins in 5 of his first 7 seasons with the Phillies. He also pitched at least 300 innings in each of those seasons. He was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1938.

Chuck Klein, Philadelphia Phillies outfielder, is tagged out by Harry Lavagetto of the Brooklyn Dodgers in the seventh inning, May 13, 1940 in Brooklyn. Klein had walloped a double to deep right and tried to stretch the hit to third base. The Dodgers won, 5-3. (AP Photo/Murray Becker)

8. Chuck Klein

OF, 1928-33, 1936-39, 1940-44

Klein led the NL in homers four times in his first stint with the Phillies, and drove in a team-record 170 runs in 1930. He was named the MVP in 1932 and batted .326 in his 15 total seasons with the Phillies. He was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1980, and the Phillies retired his number.

Philadelphia Phillies' Ryan Howard high-fives third base coach John Mizerock (12) after hitting a two-run home run in the third inning of a baseball game against the New York Mets, Tuesday, Aug. 25, 2015, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Laurence Kesterson)

7. Ryan Howard

1B, 2004-16

Howard set the team record for homers in a season with 58 in 2006. That was the first of four straight seasons with at least 45 homers and 136 RBIs. Howard won the MVP in 2006 and was named to the All-Star team three times. He is 2nd in team history with 382 homers.

Philadelphia Phillies second baseman Chase Utley makes it back to first base as St. Louis Cardinals first baseman Albert Pujols trys to tag him out in the first inning July 10, 2008 in Philadelphia.

6. Chase Utley

2B, 3B, 2003-15

Known for his gritty style of play, Utley was a key player on the Phillies' 2008 and 2009 World Series teams. He hit 30 or more homers three times and drove in more than 100 run four times. He was named an All-Star six times. He ranks in the top 10 in team history in HRs (6th), RBIs (7th) and hits (9th).

Dick Allen, shown as a rookie in 1964, spent nine of his 15 major-league seasons with the Phillies.

5. Dick Allen

1B, 3B, OF, 1963-69, 1975-76

Allen made the All-Star team three times as a Phillie, hitting a career-high 40 home runs in 1966. He was also the NL's Rookie of the Year in 1964. The Phillies retired his No. 15.

Jimmy Rollins looks up to see where Kansas City's Alex Gordon is on the basepaths after making a diving stop in the fifth inning of the Phillies' 9-8 loss to the Kansas City Royals on Sunday afternoon, April 7, 2013.

4. Jimmy Rollins

SS, 2000-14

Known as "J-Roll," Rollins was named the NL MVP in 2007 when he hit 30 homers, stole 41 bases and hit 20 triples. Rollins topped 40 stolen bases four times, and ranks 2nd in team history with 453 steals. Rollins was a 3-time All-Star and 4-time Gold Glover, and has the most hits in Phillies history with 2,306.

Robin Roberts as a 21-year-old rookie with the Phillies in 1948.

3. Robin Roberts

P, 1948-61

Roberts won 234 games in 14 seasons, striking out 1,871. At 24 years old, he was the top pitcher on the Phillies 1950 "Whiz Kids" World Series team. He led the NL in wins four times, was named to the All-Star team seven times, and was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1976. The Phillies retired his No. 36.

A tight-lipped Steve Carlton rears back to fire away at the Royals in the second game of the World Series at Philadelphia's Veterans Stadium, Oct. 16, 1980. Although relieved in the ninth inning, Carlton received credit for the Phillies 6-4 come-from-behind victory. He worked for it, having thrown 159 pitches. Ninety-three were strikes and 66 were balls. He threw 59 pitches in the 7th and 8th innings. (AP Photo)

2. Steve Carlton

P, 1972-86

Carlton won 241 games in 16 seasons with the Phillies and struck out 3,031. He won the Cy Young Award four times and was named to the All-Star team 10 times. Carlton led the NL in wins four times and strikeouts five times. In 1972, Carlton won 27 of the Phillies' 59 games. He was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1994, and the Phillies retired his No. 32.

Mike Schmidt

1. Mike Schmidt

3B, 1972-89

The Phillies all-time leader in home runs (548) and RBIs (1,595), Schmidt led the NL in homers eight times and RBIs four times. He was named the league's MVP three times and was selected to the All-Star game 12 times. Schmidt was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1995, and the Phillies retired his No. 20.

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