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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PHILADELPHIA, PA – OCTOBER 07: Former Philadelphia Phillies player Greg “the Bull” Luzinski acknowledges the fans before throwing out the ceremonial first pitch against the St. Louis Cardinals during Game Five of the National League Divisional Series at Citizens Bank Park on October 7, 2011 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images) /

J:  Willie Jones (third base 1947 -1959)

A two-time All-Star, Jones hit in double digits in home runs 10 times, surpassing 20 twice. A starter for the 1950 “Whiz Kids”, Jones had 1400 hits, 180 home runs, and 753 RBI in 1520 career games with the Phillies.

K:  Chuck Klein (outfield 1928 – 1933, 1936 – 1939, 1940 – 1944)

A Hall of Famer, Klein spent 15 of his 19 seasons with the Phillies. He led the league in home runs four times, and RBI, runs and slugging percentage three times. He surpassed 200 hits five consecutive seasons and won MVP honors in 1932. Klein also hit over .300 ten times and hit .326 with the Phillies with 243 home runs and 983 RBI.

L: Greg Luzinski (outfield 1970 – 1980)

Known as “The Bull”, Luzinski was one of the top power hitting in the NL during the mid-1970’s. A four-time All-Star, Luzinski twice was second in the MVP voting. He surpassed thirty home runs and 100 RBI in a season three times. Luzinski ended his career with the Phillies with 223 home runs and a .281 batting average.

M: Garry Maddox (outfield 1975 – 1986)

One of the best defensive center fielders in baseball history, the “Secretary of Defense” won eight Gold Glove Awards. His best offensive season was in 1976 when he .330 with 37 doubles and an .833 OPS. Maddox had career highs in home runs with 14 and RBI with 74 in 1977.  He caught the final out to secure the NL Championship against the Astros in 1980. Maddox had 1333 hits and 189 stolen bases in 12 seasons with the Phillies.

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