The best Phillies players in franchise history to wear number 8

PHILADELPHIA - APRIL 08: Shane Victorino #8 of the Philadelphia Phillies runs the bases against the Atlanta Braves at Citizens Bank Park on April 8, 2009 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Nick Laham/Getty Images)
PHILADELPHIA - APRIL 08: Shane Victorino #8 of the Philadelphia Phillies runs the bases against the Atlanta Braves at Citizens Bank Park on April 8, 2009 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Nick Laham/Getty Images) /
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No. 1: Tony Taylor (1960 – 1971, 1974 – 1976)

Taylor enjoyed a long Major League career spanning 19 seasons, 15 of them in Philadelphia.  Taylor made one All-Star appearance, and while not spectacular, he was consistent and durable. His best season was in 1963 when he scored 102 runs, hit 20 doubles and 10 triples, earning MVP consideration.

Among second basemen in franchise history, Taylor is first in games played, second in hits, runs, doubles, triples, stolen bases and third in RBI.  Following his career, Taylor was the first base coach for the Phillies from 1977 to 1979 and 1988 and 1989. Taylor also managed in the club’s minor-league system during the 1980’s.  He was inducted into the Phillies Wall of Fame in 2002.

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Taylor appeared on the Hall of Fame ballot in 1982, but he did not receive any votes to be inducted.

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