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Top 5 Phillies with a Hall of Fame case

January 24, 2023

PHILADELPHIA -- Who will be the next Phillies player to make the Hall of Fame? There are more than a handful of candidates, but here are MLB.com’s top five players with Phillies connections currently without a bronze plaque in Cooperstown, N.Y. 1. Dick Allen (58.8 career bWAR) Allen, who died

The best baseball players born on Jan. 3

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January 2, 2023

Who are the best players born on each day of the year? We have a list for every day on the calendar. Here’s a subjective ranking of the top five for Jan. 3:

The best baseball players born on Oct. 7

October 7, 2022

Who are the best players born on each day of the year? We have a list for every day on the calendar. Here’s a subjective ranking of the top five for Oct. 7: 1) Mookie Betts (1992) One of the best all-around talents in the game, Betts was selected by

The best baseball players born on Oct. 3

October 3, 2022

Who are the best players born on each day of the year? We have a list for every day on the calendar. Here’s a subjective ranking of the top five for Oct. 3:

The best baseball players born on Sept. 28

September 28, 2022

Who are the best players born on each day of the year? We have a list for every day on the calendar. Here’s a subjective ranking of the top five for Sept. 28.

The best baseball players born on Sept. 27

September 27, 2022

Who are the best players born on each day of the year? We have a list for every day on the calendar. Here’s a subjective ranking of the top five for Sept. 27. 1) Mike Schmidt (1949) So that whole disclaimer above about this list being subjective? You can forget

Joe Morgan's most memorable moments

Hall of Famer was no ordinary Joe
September 19, 2022

Good teams seemed to follow Joe Morgan around. Need proof? Not until Morgan arrived from the Houston Astros in a five-player trade before the 1972 season did Cincinnati’s Big Red Machine begin firing on all cylinders. Morgan proved integral to the Reds’ World Series triumphs in 1975 and ’76. The

The top Phillies Draft pick from every season

July 27, 2022

Here is a look at the first player the Phillies selected in every Draft (specifically, the Rule 4 Draft -- typically in June) since 1965:

10 moments that defined Rollins' career

March 26, 2022

We already know that Jimmy Rollins is the greatest shortstop in Phillies history. But will he be recognized as one of the game's all-time greats? Time will tell. He received enough votes in 2022 to remain on the Hall of Fame ballot for at least another year. There is a

The Top 10 moments of Carlton's career

December 22, 2021

Good thing Steve Carlton refused to speak with reporters about his pitching excellence through much of his career. Otherwise we might never hear the end of it. Carlton ranked among baseball’s elite for more than a decade. He became the first pitcher to win four Cy Young Awards, capturing the

The best baseball players born on Feb. 3

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December 20, 2021

Who are the best players born on each day of the year? We have a list for every day on the calendar. Here’s a subjective ranking of the top five for Feb. 3:

Which Phils own the best offensive seasons?

December 9, 2021

What are the five best individual seasons by a player in Phillies history? Well, it depends on the criteria. If we wanted, Mike Schmidt’s five best seasons could make the list. Or maybe some combination of Schmidt and Dick Allen, anyway. But that would be no fun. So we came

Phillies' all-time retired numbers

December 9, 2021

PHILADELPHIA -- The Phillies played their inaugural season in 1883, meaning they are one of baseball's oldest franchises. Still, they have retired only five numbers in that time. Well, seven, if you include Grover Cleveland Alexander and Chuck Klein. Alexander never wore a number with the Phillies, so the Phillies

10 players you forgot played for the Phillies

December 1, 2021

PHILADELPHIA -- The Phillies have had their share of Hall of Famers over the years. They have had their share of National League MVP Award winners, NL Cy Young Award winners and All-Stars, too. Some like Mike Schmidt, Steve Carlton, Jimmy Rollins, Chase Utley and Ryan Howard are unforgettable. They

The 5 best seasons by Phils on the mound

December 1, 2021

What are the five best individual seasons by a pitcher in Phillies history? Well, it depends on the criteria. If we wanted, it could be a list with only Steve Carlton’s and Grover Cleveland Alexander’s best seasons. But what is the fun in that? So we came up with two

Top 10 moments in Citizens Bank Park history

December 1, 2021

PHILADELPHIA -- Maybe real Phillies fans will replace cardboard cutouts and artificial crowd noise at Citizens Bank Park in 2021. If they do, fire up the deep fryers at Federal Donuts. MLB.com’s top 10 moments in Citizens Bank Park history would not have been the same without fans in the

How they came to be called the Phillies

December 1, 2021

If you peruse Baseball Reference long enough, you might stumble onto the Phillies’ franchise page. The Phillies played their inaugural season in the National League in 1883, but according to the site they were known as the Quakers through '89. It is interesting then that the Phillies are sometimes called

Best Phillies player to wear each uni number

December 1, 2021

The Phillies retired Dick Allen’s No. 15 in 2020, a high honor to recognize a great player. It got us wondering about the best players to wear every number in Phillies history. Here is our stab at it: 0: Al Oliver He played only 28 games for the 1984 Phillies,

10 biggest trades in Phillies history

December 1, 2021

PHILADELPHIA -- The best trade in Phillies history is easy: Steve Carlton from the Cardinals for Rick Wise. There is no argument there. None. But what about the other top trades in franchise history? That gets a little complicated. Does Roy Halladay slot ahead of Curt Schilling and Jim Bunning?

The Phillies' all-time single-season team

December 1, 2021

We recently wrote about the top five individual seasons by players and pitchers in Phillies history. The lists included familiar names like Mike Schmidt, Steve Carlton, Dick Allen and Roy Halladay. The exercise got us wondering about the greatest individual seasons in franchise history by position, so we took a

Top Opening Day moments in Phils history

March 31, 2021

PHILADELPHIA -- The Phillies are scheduled to play the Braves on Opening Day on April 1 at Citizens Bank Park. Here are five of the most memorable moments in Phillies’ Opening Day history: 1. April 5, 2010: Halladay’s debut In perhaps the most highly anticipated Opening Day in franchise history,

These are the Phillies' best regular seasons

February 22, 2021

PHILADELPHIA -- The best teams do not always win the World Series. Case in point: the Phillies. Here is a look back at the five best regular seasons in franchise history: 1. 2011 The Phillies won a franchise-record 102 games behind arguably the greatest rotation in baseball history. The greatest?

Phillies' Top 5 homegrown Draft picks

February 15, 2021

PHILADELPHIA -- The Phillies’ two most successful eras in franchise history started because they drafted and developed well. From 1976-83, the Phils won one World Series, two National League pennants and five NL East titles. They won 101 games in both ‘76 and ‘77. From 2007-11, Philadelphia won one World

75 years of Phils history in Clearwater, Fla.

February 12, 2021

The Phillies will open their 75th Spring Training in Clearwater, Fla., next week. It is a place every Phillies fan should visit at least once. “Most of us feel like it’s a second home,” the late Paul Owens told The Tampa Tribune in 1996. “It’s always been a good relationship,

Phillies who hold 'Moonlight Graham' status

February 5, 2021

PHILADELPHIA -- “Field of Dreams” made Moonlight Graham famous because he appeared in one game for the 1905 New York Giants and never played again. But what made Graham’s story truly special is that he never hit. He entered the game as a late-inning defensive replacement and finished it standing