Phillies: Top five moments of Chase Utley’s career

LOS ANGELES, CA - APRIL 21: Chase Utley #26 of the Philadelphia Phillies watches his throw to first as he jumps over Matt Kemp #27 of the Los Angeles Dodgers during the second inning at Dodger Stadium on April 21, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - APRIL 21: Chase Utley #26 of the Philadelphia Phillies watches his throw to first as he jumps over Matt Kemp #27 of the Los Angeles Dodgers during the second inning at Dodger Stadium on April 21, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images) /
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35 game hitting streak

Utley had established himself as a top offensive second baseman in the league in 2005, hitting .291 with 28 home runs and 105 RBI.  In 2006, he became “the best” second baseman in the league, which included an incredible 35 game hitting streak.

The streak was the longest by any left handed hitter since Tommy Helms hit safely in 37 consecutive in 1945.

Utley ended the season with a .302 batting average with 32 home runs and 102 RBI.

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