1993 World Series roster

July 12th, 2023

Beards, Biceps and Bellies pretty much describes the 1993 Phillies, a fun team that had many unflattering nicknames, “throwbacks," “misfits," “rejects," “outlaws," “wild," “crazy."

Call them what you want. In the end, they were the National League champions who took the defending World Series champion Blue Jays to Game 6 before seeing their season end.

For the first time in franchise history, they went from last place (1962) to a pennant. The crowning moment came when Mitch Williams struck out Bill Pecota, sending the heavily favored Braves home.

For the first time, the Phillies reached 3 million in attendance, the highest in Veterans Stadium history. Jim Fregosi’s club took over first place on Opening Day and never relinquished it. No other Phillies team had led on May 1, June 1, July 1, Aug. 1 and Sept. 1.

General manager Lee Thomas had put the team together with trades and free agent signings. Of the starting eight position players, only catcher Darren Daulton, second baseman Mickey Morandini and shortstop Kevin Stocker were homegrown.

Five starting pitchers, none homegrown, won 12 or more games. The last time the Phillies had five starters with double-digit wins was 1932.

The closer, Mitch (Wild Thing) Williams, walked 44 in 62 innings, but he recorded 43 saves. He also got a 10th-inning base hit at 4:40 in the morning to win a wild game in July.

Offensively, they led the league in at-bats (5,685), runs scored (877), hits (1,555), doubles (297), walks (665), on-base percentage (.351) and total bases (2,422). They just made enemy pitchers work and work.

The division clincher came in Game 157: 10-7 in Pittsburgh. Donn Pall got the final out to set off a celebration.

There were no future Hall of Fame players on the team. Had there been a beer-drinking Hall of Fame, they would have dominated.

The 1993 World Series roster and how they were obtained.


Jim Fregosi, deceased, Feb. 14, 2014.


Larry Bowa, 77 years of age.

Denis Menke, deceased, Dec. 1, 2020.

Johnny Podres, deceased, Jan. 13, 2008.

Mel Roberts, deceased, Sept. 1, 2007.

Mike Ryan, deceased, July 7, 2020.

John Vukovich, deceased, March 8, 2007.


Larry Andersen, 70. Signed as a free agent, Dec. 18, 1992.

Tommy Greene, 56. Acquired by trade with Atlanta Braves, Aug. 9, 1990.

Danny Jackson, 61. Acquired by trade with Florida Marlins, Nov. 17, 1992.

Roger Mason, 62. Acquired by trade with San Diego Padres, July 3, 1993.

Terry Mulholland, 60. Acquired by trade with San Francisco Giants, June 18, 1989.

Ben Rivera, 55. Acquired by trade with Atlanta Braves, May 28, 1992.

Curt Schilling, 56. Acquired by trade with Houston Astros, April 2, 1992.

Bobby Thigpen, 59. Acquired by trade with Chicago White Sox, Aug. 10, 1993.

David West, deceased, May 14, 2022.

Mitch Williams, 58. Acquired by trade with Chicago Cubs, April 7, 1991.


Darren Daulton, deceased, Aug. 6, 2017.


Kim Batiste, deceased, Oct. 8, 2020.

Mariano Duncan, 60. Signed as a free agent, Dec. 10, 1991.

Dave Hollins, 57. Rule 5 selection from San Diego Padres, Dec. 4, 1989.

Ricky Jordan, 58. Phillies first round selection, June 1983 Draft.

John Kruk, 62. Acquired by trade with San Diego Padres, June 2, 1989.

Mickey Morandini, 57. Phillies fifth round selection, June 1988 Draft.

Kevin Stocker, 53. Phillies second round selection, June 1991 Draft.


Wes Chamberlain, 57, Acquired by trade with Pittsburgh Pirates, Aug. 30, 1990.

Lenny Dykstra, 60. Acquired by trade with New York Mets, June 18, 1989.

Jim Eisenreich, 64. Signed as a free agent, Jan. 20, 1993.

Pete Incaviglia, 59. Signed as a free agent, December 8, 1992.

Milt Thompson, 64. Signed as a free agent, December 9, 1992.

Did Not Play

OF Tony Longmire, 54. Acquired as the player to be named later with Pittsburgh Pirates, Sept. 28, 1990.

C Todd Pratt, 56. Rule 5 selection from Baltimore Orioles, Dec. 9, 1991.