Saturday, June 4, 2011

Philadelphia Phillies

1B  Ryan Howard – Four straight years with 45+ homers (58 in ’06); averaged 143 RBI those same four seasons; NL MVP in ’06.
2B  Chase Utley – Drove in 100+ runs four straight years; slugging avg. topped .500 in five straight seasons (2005-09).
SS  Jimmy Rollins – Three-time Gold Glove winner; stole 40+ bases and led NL in triples four times; hit 30 HRs and won MVP in ’07.
3B  Mike Schmidt – Possibly the best 3B of all time; eight HR titles; ten 100-RBI seasons; TEN Gold Gloves; 1,507 career walks.
OF  Chuck Klein – Top NL power hitter of the early 30s; four HR titles; hit .386 in 1930; won Triple Crown in 1933.
OF  Richie Ashburn – Solid fielder and frequent .300 hitter; won two batting titles; led league in walks 3 times for the Phillies.
OF  Sherry Magee – Good glove in LF; led NL in RBI three times; won batting title in 1910 with .331 avg.
C  Bob Boone – Gold Glove backstop; not known for his bat, though he did hit over .280 three times for the Phils.
Bench  Gavy Cravath – Led NL in homers six times in the 1910s; batted .341 in 1913 and again in 1919.
Pitcher  Grover Alexander – Led NL in wins five times with the Phillies, including three straight seasons with 30+ victories (1915-17); tossed 16 shutouts in 1916.
Pitcher  Steve Carlton – Five 20-win seasons for Philly; led NL in Ks five times; posted a 1.97 ERA in ’72.
Pitcher  Robin Roberts – Won 20+ games six years in a row (1950-55); twice led NL in Ks and shutouts.
Closer  Tug McGraw – Five seasons with an ERA below 3.00 (1.46 in ’80) for Philadelphia; saved two games in 1980 NLCS and two more in the World Series.

Three of the four infielders are still playing for the Phillies.

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