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Phillies have had plenty of brotherly love

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Nine pair of brothers have worn a Phillies uniform in the long history of the ball club.

Of the 18 players, only three had lengthy and productive careers with the Phillies: Hall-of-Fame outfielder Ed Delahanty (13 seasons), infielder Granny Hamner (16 seasons) and center fielder Roy Thomas (12 seasons). Unfortunately, their brothers had careers that totaled 116 games.

Nine pair of brothers have worn a Phillies uniform in the long history of the ball club.

Of the 18 players, only three had lengthy and productive careers with the Phillies: Hall-of-Fame outfielder Ed Delahanty (13 seasons), infielder Granny Hamner (16 seasons) and center fielder Roy Thomas (12 seasons). Unfortunately, their brothers had careers that totaled 116 games.

The least productive were the Westlake brothers: four strikeouts in five at-bats. Only two, the Bennett and Roy brothers, were pitchers.

Brothers Nine

Bennett, Dave (#59) . . . RHP . . . As an 18-year-old, appeared in one game with the Phillies, June 12, 1964; 1 inning, 2 hits, 1 run, 1 strikeout, 1 wild pitch.

Bennett, Dennis (#23) . . . LHP . . . 1962-63-64 with Phillies . . . 30-28, 3.46 ERA, 95 games.

Chiozza, Dino (#22) . . . SS . . . Appeared in two games in 1935, July 14-15; no at-bats; scored 1 run.

Chiozza, Lou (#21, 34) . . . 2B-3B-LF-CF-RF . . . 1934-35-36 with the Phillies; .295 career average in 402 games. . . Drafted by Phillies in 1933 Rule 5 Draft.

Delahanty, Ed . . . OF-1B . . . 13 years with Phillies, 1888-1890; 1891-1901; 2,214 hits, .348 average . . . Hit over .400 three times . . . Died tragically at age 35 when he was swept over Niagara Falls . . . Inducted into Hall of Fame in 1945.

Delahanty, Tom . . . 2B-3B-SS . . . Appeared in one game with the Phillies, September 18, 1884; single in 4 at-bats; 1 strikeout . . . . . . Three other brothers played in the majors, Jim, Joe and Frank.

Hamner, Garvin (#8) . . . 2B-SS . . . Appeared in 109 games in 1945; .198 average.

Hamner, Granny (#2) . . . SS-2B . . . Made debut September 14, 1944, at age 17 . . . 16 years with the Phillies, 1944-69; .262 average . . . Hit .429 in 1950 World Series . . . All-Star starter at SS in 1952; at 2B in 1954 . . . 1987 Wall of Fame inductee.

Knothe, George (#23) . . . 2B . . . University of Pennsylvania graduate . . . Debut April 25, 1932; last game a month later . . . 6 games, .083 average.

Knothe, Fritz (#5) . . . 3B-SS . . . Played part of one season (1933) with the Phillies . . . Hit .150 in 41 games.

Nix, Laynce (#19) . . . OF . . . 2012-13 with the Phillies . . . Hit .211, 5 homers, 23 RBI in 151 games.

Nix, Jayson (#7) . . . 2B-SS-3B . . . 2014 with Phillies . . . Hit .154, 1 HR, 1 RBI in 18 games.

Roy, Charlie . . . RHP . . . 0-1 record, 4.91 ERA for 7 games in 1906; also played 1 game at 1B.

Roy, Luther . . . RHP . . . 3-7 record, 8.42 ERA in 21 games (11 starts) in 1929.

Thomas, Bill . . . OF-1B-2B . . . Native of Norristown; University of Pennsylvania and Ursinus College . . . Hit .118 in 6 games with 1902 Phillies.

Thomas, Roy . . . CF . . . Played for Phillies 1899-1908; 1910-11 . . . Career .295 hitter, 1,042 walks, 923 runs, 228 stolen bases . . . Led NL in walks seven times.

Westlake, Jim #48 . . . PH . . . Appeared in 1 game in 1955, 1 at-bat, 1 strikeout.

Westlake, Wally #15 . . . OF-3B . . . Appeared in 5 games in 1956, the final season of a 10-year career; hitless in 4 at-bats, 1 walk, 3 strikeouts . . . At 93 years of age, second oldest Phillies alumnus; birthday is November 20.

Larry Shenk is the vice president of Alumni Relations for the Phillies.

This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

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