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 – SEPTEMBER 16: Shane Victorino #8 of the Philadelphia Phillies catches a fly ball in centerfield against the St Louis Cardinals at Citizens Bank Park on September 16, 2011 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Len Redkoles/Getty Images) /

Richie Ashburn – outfield

The first Gold Glove award was given in 1957, towards the end of Ashburn’s stellar career. While playing during an era when Willie Mays got all the accolades in center field, Ashburn was one of the top defensive center fielders of his era.  He had 10 or more assists 10 times with the Phillies with a career high 23 in 1952.

Ashburn consistently was well above average in fielding percentage with a career best  .990 in 1953.  He committed 10 or more errors in a season only twice in his 15 year career. Ashburn played two season with the Cubs and one with the Mets following his days in Philadelphia. He enjoyed a successful post playing career as a broadcaster with Harry Kalas and was elected to the Hall of Fame in 1995.

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Garry Maddox – outfield

Known as the “Secretary of Defense”, Maddox was the best center fielder of his era and one of the top in league history. He won eight consecutive Gold Gloves from 1975 through 1982. Only seven outfielders in Major League history won the award more than Maddox.

Maddox had a career-best .995 fielding percentage with just two errors in 140 games in 1979 and posted a .992 fielding percentage with only two miscues in 1982.  Hall of Famer and broadcaster Ralph Kiner once quoted that “two-thirds of the Earth is covered by water, the other one-third by Garry Maddox”, which says it all.

Shane Victorino – outfield

Known as “The Flyin’ Hawaiian”, Victorino spent eight of his 12-year Major League career with the Phillies. He took home his first of three consecutive Gold Gloves in 2008, adding a fourth with the Red Sox in 2013.  He committed just five errors in 435 games during that stretch with amazing fielding percentages of .994, .997 and .995, respectively.

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Prior to playing in Philadelphia, Victorino appeared in 36 games for the Padres in 2003. Following his time in Philadelphia, he played for the Dodgers, Red Sox and Angels, last playing in 2015. He officially retired as a Phillie on Aug. 3, 2018.

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