During the history of the Phillies, only a select few have combined longevity with success at the shortstop position. Here are the top five shortstops in team history, along with honorable mentions.
Heine Sand (1923 – 1928)
Sand played his entire six-year career with the Phillies. He hit 20 or more doubles in a season five times and twice surpassed 30. His best season was in 1927 when he hit .299 with a .369 on-base percentage. He ranks fifth in franchise history among shortstops in games and hits, fourth in runs and sixth in doubles and stolen bases.
Michael Doolin (1905 – 1913)
Doolin had six seasons with 20 or more doubles and two seasons with 10 or more triples. He ranks third in franchise history for shortstops in triples, RBI and stolen bases. He’s also fourth in games played, hits and doubles.