Top offensive players in Phillies franchise history
2 – Ed Delahanty
A Hall of Famer, Delahanty played during the very earliest days of the franchise from 1888-1901, but his accomplishments cannot be overlooked, despite the drastic change in the game at the time. He hit over .300 ten times and at least .400 twice, leading the league with an incredible .410 average in 1899.
Delahanty led the league in triples and slugging percentage four times with the Phillies and home runs and RBI twice, surpassing 100 RBI seven times. He ranks second in franchise history in runs, doubles, and RBI and is third in hits.
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Following his time in Philadelphia, Delahanty played for Washington Senators and during the middle of the 1903 season was reportedly being kicked off a train for disorderly conduct. Two weeks later his body was found at the bottom of Niagara Falls.
1 – Mike Schmidt
The greatest third baseman in major-league history also tops the list as the most productive offensive player in Phillies history. Schmidt led the league in home runs eight times, hit 30 or more home runs in a season 13 times and three times blasted over 40. Schmidt also surpassed 100 RBI nine times, leading the league four times.
Schmidt’s list of accolades goes on, winning MVP honors three times, World Series MVP in 1980 and six Silver Slugger awards. Schmidt is first in franchise history in home runs, RBI, runs and walks and is second in hits and third in doubles. His 13 seasons of 30 or more home runs are tied with Babe Ruth for fifth all time.
Schmidt was elected to the Hall of Fame in 1995 and is arguably the greatest player in franchise history.