Note: The 100 Greatest Phillies

Posted by Tim Malcolm, Mon, December 15, 2008 04:37 PM | Comments: 60
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Starting Wednesday, I’ll be counting down my list of the top 100 Phillies of all-time, “The 100 Greatest Phillies.”

Each day I’ll present a new name, counting down to the finale just before Opening Day.

Keep a lookout, and start predicting who makes my list.

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  • Posts: 0 JMus

    1. Pat Burrell

  • Posts: 0 EastFallowfield

    Steve Jeltz!

  • Posts: 0 MA Phanatic

    I don’t envy you coming up with this list….I’m interested to see how the current players, who’s careers have not been completed yet, stack up to the glory days players.

  • Posts: 0 MA Phanatic

    #100 should be Billy Wagner. Earned some saves in Philly and then sucked for the Mets…who else helped the Phillies so much while wearing a different uniform?

  • Posts: 0 TheDipsy

    1. Mike Schmidt
    2. Steve Carlton
    3. Robin Roberts
    4. Ed Delahanty
    5. Richie Ashburn
    6. Del Ennis
    7. Jimmy Rollins
    8. Chase Utley
    9. Ryan Howard
    10. Curt Simmons

    Was Grover Alexander a Phillie?

    That wasn’t hard.

  • Posts: 0 Ribbie3b

    JAMIE MOYER IS A PHILLIE FOR 2009!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Posts: 0 Kevin

    I wonder if managers make the cut. If so then Charlie Manuel may have to be in there somewhere, right?


  • Posts: 52 R.C. Cowie

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    Steve Jeltz will be on this list. Just because there have been so many BAD Phillies, his perentially Mendoza-esque averages should be team tops for the last 125 years.

  • Posts: 0 Don M

    #3. Chan Ho Park

  • Posts: 0 Tom G

    bobby molinaro at 87th…

    Steve Jeltz narrowly missed the list at 102

  • Posts: 0 Manny

    #1 Adam Eaton

  • Posts: 0 NJ

    No love for David ‘Canseco’ Bell…?

  • Posts: 0 From Section 113

    I wonder where Benito Santiago will fall on this list, I mean he had 1 year better than many players had careers on this team.

  • Posts: 0 Johnson

    rick schu at 9

  • Posts: 0 RichieAllen

    Yea……Moyers back….2 years…

  • Posts: 0 RichieAllen

    #4 Kiko Garcia

  • Posts: 0 Pat

    Dipsy… no Chuck Klein?

    An MVP and a triple crown doesn’t crack the top ten?

  • Posts: 0 JohnKruksLoveChild

    Sal Fasano better be on there, for the mustache ALONE.

  • Posts: 0 Jason B

    JK Love child, couldn’t agree with you more. He would be number 1 on any list involving facial hair for such a wickedly awesome Fu-manchu! Moyer is back for 2 years! That’s awesome.

  • Posts: 0 john of Albuquerque

    Let’s not overlook Pancho Herrera, Rip Ripulski, Roger Freed, Joe Koppe, Ted Lipcio, Valmie Thomas, Harry Anderson and Bo Belinski.

  • Posts: 0 G.Maddox

    Sixto Lezcano

  • Posts: 0 saj

    #1 danny tartabull
    #2 kim batiste
    #3 joe cowley

  • Posts: 0 G.Maddox

    Alan Knicely
    Tom Hume

  • Posts: 0 Justin

    Mark Lewis, Eric Valent, Tony Baron, TOBY BORLAND, Wayne Gomes, Yorkis Perez, his brother Tomas, Ben Rivera, Mark Whitten, RON GANT

  • Posts: 0 Doug

    Jim Thome
    Curt Schilling
    Scott Rolen

  • Posts: 0 Stock

    #17 Todd Pratt

  • Posts: 0 Rick

    Yes, Grover Cleveland Alexander pitched for the Phillies! I believe in 1915 he pitched two games in one day and won both of them.

    The story goes something like this, they had a game in the afternoon and he was just finishing cleaning up between games when the coach came over to talk to him. So the skipper asks him if he would mind pitching the second game of the double-header. His response of course was something to the sort of, “Sure, I guess so.”. The coach responds, “Great! By the way, we have a train to make in an hour and a half so make it quick!”.

    He proceeded to pitch a shutout in 58 minutes! Unbelievable!

    It’s pretty disconcerting that he ended up working for a flea circus after he retired for baseball.

  • Posts: 0 saj

    the biggest debate will be which one of the abbotts makes the list – kyle or paul?

  • Posts: 0 matthew

    how about Lenny Dykstra and John Kruk and Darren Daulton

  • Posts: 0 Doug

    Kim Bastiste, Dave Hollins, Bobby Abreu, Mike Lieberthal, Rico Brogna

  • Posts: 0 MA Phanatic

    Anna Benson…

  • Posts: 0 The Dipsy

    Sorry Pat. Thanks for the oversight. Put him in at 4 and drop Simmons off. Thank you.

  • Posts: 0 Jh

    Maybe Cliff Polite and Roger McDowell mixed with some Kevin Gross


  • Posts: 0 Ryan Kotarski

    Yes Burrell has to be in the top five! Eleven straight years with a club is almost unheard of these days. I’ll always remember Pat as one of the great Phills.

  • Posts: 0 NEPA

    If there’s going to be a Worst Phillies list, I fully expect Alex S. Gonzalez to easily top it. He single-handedly lost us a handful of games in less than 40 something at bats. He barely was able to .100 and was so god awful he decided to retire from the game of baseball midway through the season. Obviously the Eaton deal is worse simply because of the amount of money he’s earning, but not considering $$, Alex S. Gonzalez would top that list.

  • Posts: 0 Greg V.

    My Top Ten – I’m not really ranking anyone here though Lefty definately takes the number 1 spot. Cole Hamels should be on here as well, and I left him off on the grounds that he still faces the bulk of his career. Though he’s looking good and could very well knock someone off.

    1. Steve Carlton
    2. Richie Ashburn
    3. Mike Schmidt
    4. Darren Daulton
    5. Chase Utley
    6. Robin Roberts
    7. Lenny Dykstra
    8. Pat Burrell
    9. Greg Luzinski
    10. Brad Lidge

  • Posts: 0 hamels' left hand

    no love for Toby Borland? what’s a playa gotta do, yo?

  • Posts: 0 Chutley

    Greg V. really brad lidge #10? i think i can think of someone better than a guy who’s been on the team a year.

  • Posts: 0 Jack


  • Posts: 0 MadSon

    My Top Ten looks a little like this:

    1. Von “Two in the First” Hayes
    2. Pat “The Bat” Burrell
    3. Randy “Always” Ready
    4. Jose Dejesus
    5. Manny Trillo
    6. Ryne “Oh what could have been” Sandberg
    7. Jim Eisenreich
    8. John “One Nut” Kurk
    9. John Christopher Vukovich
    10. Mitch “Wild Thing” Williams

  • Posts: 0 Greg V.


    Knew it would be controversial but a perfect season in save opportunites that concluded with a World Series win, deserves top ten recognition.

  • Posts: 0 SteveM

    Nobody mentioned Von Hayes yet? Come on!

  • Posts: 0 MikeMc26

    Turk Wendell anybody? hahha

  • Posts: 0 Brendan


    Rod Booker
    Kiko Garcia
    Ramon Aviles
    Floyd Youmans
    Robert Person
    Len Matuszak
    Lance Parrish
    Juan Bell
    Joe Cowley
    Ryan Franklin

  • Posts: 0 Bill

    #100 – Sil Campusano.

    For no other reason that breaking up a Doug Drabek no-hitter in 90 or 91. Two outs in the ninth, two strikes, strokes a base-hit into left center.

  • Posts: 0 Chutley

    Greg V., Lidge isnt even top five from the team this past year. Hamels, Howard, Rollins, Utley and Burrell all beat him.

  • Posts: 0 Brett

    1. Ashburn
    2. Carlton
    3. Schmidt
    4. Utley
    5. Dykstra
    6. Alexander
    7. Roberts
    8. Delahanty
    9. Burrell
    10. Rollins

    I’m almost definitely forgetting some people.

  • Posts: 0 metsblow4show

    Just a few names I haven’t heard mentioned:

    Larry Bowa
    Jim Bunning
    Pete Rose
    Chris Short
    Johnny Callison
    Tug McGraw
    Richie Allen
    Garry Maddox
    Tony Taylor

  • Posts: 0 Rick

    Ed Delahanty definitely has to be in the top ten! It was unfortunate that he had to go over Niagara Falls. He apparently was one of the most promising baseball players of his time until his untimely death.

  • Posts: 0 Woodman

    JOHNNY CALLISON in the top 25 for sure!

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