Phillies: Top Ten Players From 1993 NL Championship Team
Few teams could do what the 1993 Phillies did on and off the field
The Phillies were the among the worst teams in baseball in 1992, winning just 70 games and finishing 26 games behind the Pirates in the NL East. Pick last by most major sports publications for 1993, the Phillies shocked the baseball world by winning the NL Championship.
Who were the top ten players from throwback back squad?
Larry Andersen, RP
In his second tour of duty with the Phillies, the 40-year old reliever had a very solid season. Relying mainly on a nasty slider, Andersen pitched to a 2.92 ERA over 64 games. He struck out 67 in 61 2/3 and surrendered only four home runs. Andersen retired following the 1994 season with an ERA of 3.15 in 699 games.
Kevin Stocker, SS
The Phillies weakest position in 1993 became one of their strengths when Kevin Stocker was called up from the minor leagues. In 70 games, Stocker was solid in the field and hit .324 with an OPS of .826. Stocker played for the Phillies through the 1997 season and played with the Rays and Angels before retiring following the 2000 season.