Philadelphia Phillies all-time roster

The Philadelphia Phillies are a Major League Baseball team based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. They are a member of the Eastern Division of Major League Baseball's National League. The team has played officially under two names since beginning play in 1883: the current moniker, as well as the "Quakers", which was used in conjunction with "Phillies" during the team's early history.[3][4] The team was also known unofficially as the "Blue Jays" during the World War II era.[5] Since the franchise's inception, 2,006 players have made an appearance in a competitive game for the team, whether as an offensive player (batting and baserunning) or a defensive player (fielding, pitching, or both).

Of those 2,006 Phillies, 202 players have had surnames beginning with the letter M, which is the largest total of any single letter, followed by S with 187 players. The highest numbers of individual batters belongs to M (115), and S has the most pitchers (90). The letters with the smallest representation are Q (5 players), U (6 players), Z (7 players), and Y (8 players); however, there has never been a Phillies player, nor a player in Major League Baseball history, whose surname begins with the letter X.[6][7]

Thirty-two players in Phillies history have been inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame. Those players for whom the Hall recognizes the Phillies as their primary team include Grover Cleveland Alexander, Richie Ashburn, Dave Bancroft, Steve Carlton, Ed Delahanty, Billy Hamilton, Chuck Klein, Robin Roberts, Mike Schmidt, and Sam Thompson; manager Harry Wright was also inducted for his contributions with the club.[8] The Phillies have retired numbers for six players, including Schmidt (#20), Carlton (#32), Ashburn (#1), Roberts (#36), and Jim Bunning (#14); the sixth retired number is Jackie Robinson's #42, which was retired throughout baseball in 1997. The Phillies also honor two additional players with the letter "P" in the manner of a retired number: Alexander played before numbers were used in the major leagues; and Klein wore a variety of numbers in his Phillies career.[9]

Thirty-six Phillies players have been elected to the Philadelphia Baseball Wall of Fame. All of the players listed above (save Robinson) have been elected; also included are Dick Allen, Bob Boone, Larry Bowa, Johnny Callison, Gavvy Cravath, Darren Daulton, Del Ennis, Jimmie Foxx, Dallas Green, Granny Hamner, Willie Jones, John Kruk, Mike Lieberthal, Greg Luzinski, Garry Maddox, Sherry Magee, Tug McGraw, Juan Samuel, Curt Schilling, Bobby Shantz, Chris Short, Curt Simmons, Tony Taylor, John Vukovich, and Cy Williams. Foxx and Shantz were inducted for their contributions as members of the Philadelphia Athletics. Two non-players are also members of the Wall of Fame for their contributions to the Phillies: broadcaster Harry Kalas; and manager, general manager, and team executive Paul Owens.[10]

Key to abbreviations in column headers
Bat Number of batters[a]
Pitch Number of pitchers
HoF Number of members of the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum
WoF Number of members of the Philadelphia Baseball Wall of Fame
Ret # Number of players for whom a number has been retired
Records Number of career franchise records held by players in that list
List of letters, showing the number of players whose surnames start with each letter and who meet various qualifications
Letter Players[14][15] Bat[14] Pitch[15] HoF[16] WoF[10] Ret #[9] Records[17][18]
A 5134173221
B 18095854410
C 143[C]78662312
D 99[D]60402203
E 3216161100
F 79[F]43382100
G 82[G]50330100
H 133[H]73621203
I 10730000
J 5727302100
K 6832362212
L 101[L]56461100
M 202[M]115892302
N 33[N]17171000
O 2615110000
P 8845431000
Q 5230000
R 9749482113
S 187[S]99903514
T 5836221200
U 6330000
V 241590200
W 114[W]60552100
X 0
Y 8620000
Z 7430000
Total2,0061,03787132328[#]19

See also

Footnotes

Key
  • a For the purpose of this list, all non-pitching positions, including pinch hitters and pinch runners, are included in this tally.
Table
  • C One player, Bert Conn, was both a pitcher and a second baseman.
  • D One player, Ed Daily, was both a pitcher and an outfielder.
  • F Two Phillies played as pitchers and position players; Harry Felix was both a pitcher and a third baseman, and Patsy Flaherty played center field in addition to pitching.
  • G One player, Kid Gleason, was both a pitcher and a second baseman.
  • H Two Phillies played as pitchers and position players; Bill Harman was both a catcher and a pitcher, and Hardie Henderson played left field in addition to pitching.
  • L One player, Johnny Lush, was both a pitcher and a first baseman.
  • M Two Phillies played as pitchers and position players; Al Maul was both a left fielder and a pitcher, and Elmer Miller played right field in addition to pitching.
  • N One player, Jack Neagle, was both a pitcher and a left fielder.
  • S Two Phillies played as pitchers and position players; Edgar Smith was both a left fielder and a pitcher, and John Strike played right field in addition to pitching.
  • W One player, Bucky Walters, was both a pitcher and a third baseman.
  • # The eighth retired number is 42, retired throughout Major League Baseball in honor of Jackie Robinson.

References

General
Inline citations
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  10. 1 2 3 "Phillies Wall of Fame". Phillies.MLB.com. Retrieved September 30, 2010.
  11. Gordon, Robert; Burgoyne, Tom (2005). Movin' On Up. BB&A Publishers. pp. 114115. ISBN 0-9754419-3-0.
  12. "1888 Philadelphia Quakers Batting, Pitching, & Fielding Statistics". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved October 2, 2010.
  13. "1915 Philadelphia Quakers Batting, Pitching, & Fielding Statistics". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved October 2, 2010.
  14. 1 2 "Philadelphia Phillies Player Career Batting Register". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved August 11, 2010.
  15. 1 2 "Philadelphia Phillies Player Career Pitching Register". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved August 11, 2010.
  16. "National Baseball Hall of Fame Members" (pdf). National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum. Retrieved August 11, 2010.
  17. "Philadelphia Phillies Top 10 Batting Leaders". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved August 11, 2010.
  18. "Philadelphia Phillies Top 10 Pitching Leaders". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved August 11, 2010.
  19. Zolecki, Todd (October 3, 2010). "For first time, Phillies finish with best record". Phillies.MLB.com. Retrieved October 7, 2010.

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