Phillies best pitchers in franchise history from A to Z
V: Bill Vinton (1884 – 1885)
Another player on this list from the very early stages of the team’s existence, Vinton won 10 with an ERA of 2.23 as a 19-year-old rookie. He appeared in only nine more games with the Phillies and finished with a 13-16 record and a 2.47 ERA.
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W: Billy Wagner (2004 – 2005)
Although he spent only two years with the Phillies, Wagner was one of the most dominant closers in the league both seasons. He was an All-Star in 2005, saving 38 with an ERA of 1.51. Wagner saved 422 over a 16 year career with 47 wins and a 2.31 ERA.
Y: Floyd Youmans (1989)
Youmans had the early makings of becoming a star, winning 13 games with a 3.53 ERA as a 22-year-old with the Expos in 1986. By the time the Phillies got Youmans, injuries had derailed that path. He appeared in only 10 games with the Phillies, going just 1-5 with a 5.70 ERA.
Youmans makes this list because there is only one other player qualified for this category, Rusty Yarnall who went 0-1 with an 18.00 ERA in 1926.
Z: Pat Zachry (1985)
In his final season of a solid 10 year MLB career, Zachry appeared in 10 games with the Phillies. In 12 2/3 innings, he went allowed 14 hits, walked 11 and struck out 8, posting an ERA of 4.26.