Phillies best pitchers in franchise history from A to Z
H: Roy Halladay (2010 – 2013), Cole Hamels (2006 – 2015)
While I normally would include only one name per letter, it’s difficult to leave either of these players off the list.
The late Halladay was tremendous much of his time in Philadelphia. No one will forget his perfect game against the Marlins and his no-hitter against the Reds, both in 2010. On top of that, Halladay led the league in wins, complete games, shutouts and ERA, winning his second Cy Young Award. He won 19 the following season before injuries took their toll. Retiring following the 2013 season, Halladay compiled a 55-29 record with the Phillies.
Hamels was a three-time All-Star with the Phillies, eight times posting an ERA under four and twice, under three. He was dominant during the 2008 playoffs and World Series, winning MVP honors in the NLCS and World Series. He pitched a no-hitter in his last start with the Phillies, ending his Phillies career with a record of 114-90 with a 3.30 ERA.
I: Ham Iburg (1902)
A 28-year old rookie, Iburg compiled an 11-18 record with a 3.89 ERA in 236 innings pitched. Although he pitched well in two minor league seasons in 1904 and 1905 with nearly 900 innings and 102 starts, Iburg never again pitched in the Major Leagues.
J: Larry Jackson (1966 – 1968)
Pitching the final three years of a fine career, Jackson won 15 with a 2.99 ERA in 1966. He followed with two solid seasons of 13 wins with ERA’s of 3.10 and 2.77, respectively. A winner of 194 career games, the four-time All-Star won 41 games with a 2.95 ERA for the Phillies.