Best position players in Phillies franchise history from A to Z

PHILADELPHIA - APRIL 29: Chase Utley #26 of the Philadelphia Phillies gets ready infield in a game against the Florida Marlins on April 29, 2007 at Citizens Bank Park in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The Phillies defeated the Marlins 6 to 1. (Photo by Len Redkoles/Getty Images)
PHILADELPHIA - APRIL 29: Chase Utley #26 of the Philadelphia Phillies gets ready infield in a game against the Florida Marlins on April 29, 2007 at Citizens Bank Park in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The Phillies defeated the Marlins 6 to 1. (Photo by Len Redkoles/Getty Images) /
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DETROIT – JULY 12: National League All-Star Bobby Abreu of the Philadelphia Phillies practices batting before the 76th Major League Baseball All-Star Game on July 12, 2005 at Comerica Park in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images) /

A:  Bobby Abreu (outfield  1998 – 2006)

In nine seasons with the Phillies, Abreu hit .303 with 1474 hits, 195 home runs, 254 home runs, and a .928 OPS. He hit over .300 six times, was an All-Star in 2004 and 2005 and Gold Glove award winner in  2005.

B:  Larry Bowa (shortstop 1970 – 1981)

Bowa was a five-time All-Star and two time Gold Glove award winner in Philadelphia. He hit .264 with 1794 hits 262 doubles, 99 triples, and 315 stolen bases. Bowa was the starting shortstop on the 1980 World Series championship team.

C:  Gavvy Cravath (outfield 1912 – 1920)

Cravath led the league in home runs six times with the Phillies and RBI twice. He was second in the MVP voting in 1913 when he hit .341 with 19 home runs, 128 RBI and a .974 OPS. Cravath was a .291 hitter with 117 home runs in 1103 career games with the Phillies.

D:  Ed Delahanty (outfield 1888 – 1889, 1891 – 1901)

Delahanty, a Hall of Famer, had seven seasons with 100 or more RBI, leading the league three times.  He also led the league in doubles four times and hit .400 or better three times. In 13 seasons with the Phillies, Delahanty had 2214 hits, 1288 RBI, 1368 runs and a .348 batting average.

E: Del Ennis (outfield 1946 – 1956)

A three-time All-Star, including his rookie season, Ennis had eight seasons with 20 or more home runs, including two with 30 or more. He led the league in RBI with 126 for the 1950 NL Champion “Whiz Kids” and had at least 100 RBI five more times with the Phillies.  Ennis his 259 home runs and had a .284 average in 1630 games with the Phillies.

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