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 – JUNE 4: Third baseman Placido Polanco #27 of the Philadelphia Phillies circles the bases after hitting a home run during a game against the Los Angeles Dodgers at Citizens Bank Park on June 4, 2012 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Hunter Martin/Getty Images) /

N: Ron Northey (outfield 1942 – 1947, 1957)

Northey had his best seasons early in his career, getting MVP votes in 1943 and 1944. He had a career-high 35 doubles, 22 home runs and 104 RBI in 1944.  Northey was also known for one of the best outfield arms in the Major Leagues. In 600 career games with the Phillies, Northey .269 with 60 home runs and 273 RBI.

O:  Lefty O’Doul (outfielder 1929 – 1930)

Although O’Doul spent only two seasons with the Phillies, he led the league with a .398 average, 254 hits, 32 home runs, and 122 RBI, while finishing second in MVP voting in 1929. In his two seasons in Philadelphia, O’Doul hit .391 with 54 home runs and 219 RBI.

P:  Placido Polanco (second base, third base 2002 – 2005, 2010 – 2012)

One of the best contact hitters of his time, Polanco struck out only 216 times in 2963 plate appearances in a Phillies’ uniform. He had his two best power seasons with the Phillies, hitting 17 home runs in 2004 and 14 in 2003. Polanco was an All-Star and Gold Glove award winner in 2011.   He has a career .289 average with the Phillies in 688 games.

Q:  Tom Quinlan (third base 1994)

One of the few players in franchise history whose last name starts with Q, Quinlan spent parts of four seasons in the Major Leagues. In 24 games with the Phillies, Quinlan hit .200 in 35 at-bats with his only Major League home run.

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