Phillies: Top Five First Basemen in Franchise History

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PHILADELPHIA – OCTOBER 07: Dick Allen, former player for the Philadelphia Phillies, throws out the ceremonial first pitch prior to Game One of the NLDS between the Philadelphia Phillies and the Colorado Rockies during the 2009 MLB Playoffs at Citizens Bank Park on October 7, 2009, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Chris McGrath/Getty Images)
PHILADELPHIA – OCTOBER 07: Dick Allen, former player for the Philadelphia Phillies, throws out the ceremonial first pitch prior to Game One of the NLDS between the Philadelphia Phillies and the Colorado Rockies during the 2009 MLB Playoffs at Citizens Bank Park on October 7, 2009, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Chris McGrath/Getty Images) /

2.  Dick Allen (1963 – 1969, 1975 -1976)

Dick Allen was one of the top power hitters of his generation, and many believe he deserves a spot in the Hall of Fame. Allen was Rookie of the Year in 1963 and had six consecutive seasons of 20 or more home runs, including 3 of 30 or more.

His best season with the Phillies was in 1966 when he hit  40 home runs, knocked in 110 and lead the league in slugging percentage. After five successful seasons with the Cardinals, Dodgers and White Sox, which including an MVP award, Allen returned to the Phillies in 1975.

Allen retired following a stint with the A’s in 1977 with 320 doubles, 351 home runs, .292 batting average and seven All-Star appearances.

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