All-time all-defensive team in Phillies franchise history

PHILADELPHIA, PA - JUNE 14: Shortstop Jimmy Rollins #11 of the Philadelphia Phillies hits a single in the bottom of the fifth inning against the Chicago Cubs and is congratulated by former Phillies third baseman Mike Schmidt #20 on June 14, 2014 at Citizens Bank Park in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. This single makes Jimmy Rollins the all-time Phillies career hit leader with 2,235 hits. (Photo by Mitchell Leff/Getty Images)
PHILADELPHIA, PA - JUNE 14: Shortstop Jimmy Rollins #11 of the Philadelphia Phillies hits a single in the bottom of the fifth inning against the Chicago Cubs and is congratulated by former Phillies third baseman Mike Schmidt #20 on June 14, 2014 at Citizens Bank Park in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. This single makes Jimmy Rollins the all-time Phillies career hit leader with 2,235 hits. (Photo by Mitchell Leff/Getty Images) /
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PHILADELPHIA, PA – AUGUST 5: Former shortstop Jimmy Rollins #11 of the Philadelphia Phillies looks on from the field prior to the game against the Miami Marlins at Citizens Bank Park on August 5, 2018 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Mitchell Leff/Getty Images) /

Jimmy Rollins – shortstop

One of the top players in franchise history, Rollins played 15 of his 17 MLB seasons in a Phillies’ uniform. He earned his first of three consecutive Gold Glove awards in 2007, his MVP season.  He committed just 24 errors in 449 games during that span, with a career best .990 fielding percentage in 2009. Rollins earned his fourth and final Gold Glove in 2012, compiling a fielding percentage of .978.

Following his time in Philadelphia, Rollins played for the Dodgers in 2015 and 41 games for the White Sox.  Rollins has a career .983 fielding percentage at shortstop, well above the league average of .973 during that time. His four Gold Gloves at shortstop are tied for seventh all-time.

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Mike Schmidt – third base

Arguably the greatest player and third baseman in franchise history, Schmidt is also the best defensive third baseman. Playing his entire 18-year MLB career with the Phillies, Schmidt earned first of eight consecutive Gold Glove awards in 1975. Getting better with age, Schdmidt earned his 10th Gold Glove in 1986 when he committed only six errors with a career best .980 fielding percentage.

Schmidt ranks second to only Brooks Robinson for Gold Glove awards among third basemen.  Only eight players in Major League history have won more Gold Glove awards than Schmidt.

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