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 – OCTOBER 07: Fans gather outside the stadium near the Mike Schmidt statue prior to Game One of the NLDS between the Philadelphia Phillies and the Colorado Rockies during the 2009 MLB Playoffs at Citizens Bank Park on October 7, 2009 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Chris McGrath/Getty Images) /

R:   Jimmy Rollins (shortstop 2000 – 2014)

Rollins was a four-time Gold Glove award winner, three-time All-Star and 2007 NL MVP. He holds the franchise record for career hits and doubles.  Rollins led the league in triples four times and lead the league with 46 stolen bases in 2001. An integral part of the 2008 World Series Championship team, Rollins had 1325 runs, 2306 hits, 479 doubles and 453 stolen bases in the red pinstripes.

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S:  Mike Schmidt (third base 1972  – 1989)

The greatest Phillie in franchise history and the best third baseman in MLB history, Schmidt was a 12-time All-Star, 10-time Gold Glove award winner and 3-time MVP. He led the league in home runs eight times and RBI four times.  Schmidt hit 548 home runs, knocked in 1595 runs and scored 1505 runs in his first ballot Hall-of-Fame career.

T:  Sam Thompson (outfield 1889 – 1898)

Thompson led the league in home runs twice and RBI twice while with the Phillies. He knocked in at least 100 runs eight times and hit a career-high .415 in 1894.  In ten season with the Phillies, Thompson had a .334 average with 965 RBI and 930 runs scored.

U: Chase Utley (second base 2003 – 2015) 

The best second baseman in franchise history, Utley made six All-Star appearances in a Phillies uniform.  He had four consecutive seasons with at least 100 RBI and another four consecutive seasons with at least 100 runs scored.  In the 2009 World Series, Utley tied Reggie Jackson with most home runs in a single World Series with five.  He is sixth in franchise history with 233 home runs and seventh in RBI with 916.

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