Phillies Franchise History: Greatest Player to Wear Each Number

PHILADELPHIA, PA - AUGUST 09: Former Philadelphia Phillies greats, Jim Bunning, Steve Carlton and Mike Schmidt were among many on hand to honor former manager Charlie Manuel who was to be inducted to the Phillies Wall of Fame during a ceremony before the start of a game against the New York Mets at Citizens Bank Park on August 9, 2014 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Rich Schultz/Getty Images)
PHILADELPHIA, PA - AUGUST 09: Former Philadelphia Phillies greats, Jim Bunning, Steve Carlton and Mike Schmidt were among many on hand to honor former manager Charlie Manuel who was to be inducted to the Phillies Wall of Fame during a ceremony before the start of a game against the New York Mets at Citizens Bank Park on August 9, 2014 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Rich Schultz/Getty Images) /
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MIAMI, FL – JULY 13: A detailed view of a Philadelphia Phillies batting helmet in the dugout before the start of the game against the Miami Marlins at Marlins Park on July 13, 2018 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Eric Espada/Getty Images)
MIAMI, FL – JULY 13: A detailed view of a Philadelphia Phillies batting helmet in the dugout before the start of the game against the Miami Marlins at Marlins Park on July 13, 2018 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Eric Espada/Getty Images) /

6. . . . Terry Mulholland. 45. team

Terry Mulholland pitched 20 seasons in the Major Leagues, six of them for the Phillies.  He was acquired in a trade with the Giants along with Dennis Cook and Charlie Hayes for Steve Bedrosian and Rick Parker in June of 1989.

Mulholland struggled with the Phillies in 1989, going 4-7 with a 5.00 ERA. However, he did better the following season, winning nine with an ERA of 3.34. The highlight of the season was his no-hit effort against the Mets on August 16, 1990.

Perhaps his finest season was in 1992 when he won a career high 16 games, along with 232 innings pitched and a season best 142 strikeouts. Already an integral part of the Phillies starting rotation, Mulholland made his only All-Star team in 1993,  finishing with 12 wins and a 3.25 ERA.

Mulholland was traded to the Yankees in February 1994 and after a season in New York and one in San Francisco, returned to the Phillies in 1996. He went 8-7 with a 4.66 ERA in 21 starts with the Phillies before being traded to the Mariners for shortstop Desi Relaford.

Being a lefty with an excellent pick off move and great control, there was always a spot on a Major League roster for Mulholland.  For the next 10 seasons, he bounced around the Majors, pitching for eight different teams before retiring with the Diamondbacks in 2006.

Although only about 25 percent of his appearances came in a Phillies uniform, Mulholland had his most success in Philadelphia. He finished his time with the Phillies with 62 wins, nine shutouts and a 3.81 ERA in 169 games, covering 1070 1/3 innings.

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