Phillies: Top Five Second Basemen in Franchise History

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PHILADELPHIA, PA – AUGUST 10: Former Phillies catcher and Wall of Fame inductee, Mike Leiberthal addresses the crowd as he is watched by (L-R) Larry Bowa, Tony Taylor, his four year old son Merek and Greg Luzinski during ceremonies before the game against the St. Louis Cardinals at Citizens Bank Park on August 10, 2012 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Drew Hallowell/Getty Images)
PHILADELPHIA, PA – AUGUST 10: Former Phillies catcher and Wall of Fame inductee, Mike Leiberthal addresses the crowd as he is watched by (L-R) Larry Bowa, Tony Taylor, his four year old son Merek and Greg Luzinski during ceremonies before the game against the St. Louis Cardinals at Citizens Bank Park on August 10, 2012 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Drew Hallowell/Getty Images) /

2- Tony Taylor (1960 – 1971, 1974 – 1976)

A fan favorite during his time as a player, Tony Taylor is the franchise leader in games played at second base. He had seven seasons with 20 or more doubles and five with 20 or more stolen bases.

Taylor is second in franchise history among second basemen behind Chase Utley in hits, runs, doubles and triples. Taylor received consideration for MVP honors in 1963 when he hit .281 with 102 runs scored, 20 doubles, 10 triples, and 23 stolen bases.

Taylor spent many seasons the first base coach for the Phillies. He received one of the team’s highest honor in 2002 when inducted into the Wall of Fame.

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