Top 10 relievers in Philadelphia Phillies franchise history

PHILADELPHIA - OCTOBER 29: Catcher Carlos Ruiz #51 and Brad Lidge #54 of the Philadelphia Phillies celebrate after recording the final out of their 4-3 win to win the World Series against the Tampa Bay Rays during the continuation of game five of the 2008 MLB World Series on October 29, 2008 at Citizens Bank Park in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Jeff Zelevansky/Getty Images)
PHILADELPHIA - OCTOBER 29: Catcher Carlos Ruiz #51 and Brad Lidge #54 of the Philadelphia Phillies celebrate after recording the final out of their 4-3 win to win the World Series against the Tampa Bay Rays during the continuation of game five of the 2008 MLB World Series on October 29, 2008 at Citizens Bank Park in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Jeff Zelevansky/Getty Images) /
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6 Mar 1998: Pitcher Ricky Bottalico of the Philadelphia Phillies in action during a spring training game against the New York Yankees at the Jack Russell Stadium in Clearwater, Florida. The Phillies defeated the Yankees 9-6. Mandatory Credit: Rick Stewa /

10- Kent Tekulve (1985-1988)

At the back end of an excellent career when arriving in Philadelphia, Tekulve was a very reliable set up man. He posted ERA’s under 3 in 1985 and 1986 and lead the league in appearances in 1987 with 90. Having a rubber arm, Tekulve threw 100 or more innings in both 1986 and 1987.

9- Ricky Bottalico (1994-1998, 2001-2002)

Bottalico posted 34 save seasons in 1996 and 1997 before struggling to a 6.44 ERA in 39 games in 1998. He had a solid season in 2001, pitching to a 3.90 ERA in 66 games. Bottalico ranks 8th in saves on the Phillies list and was an All-Star in 1996.

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