Phillies all-time list: Top 10 speedsters

PHILADELPHIA, PA - JUNE 23: Jimmy Rollins #11 of the Philadelphia Phillies runs to second base on an attempted steal in the first inning against the Miami Marlins at Citizens Bank Park on June 23, 2014 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Drew Hallowell/Getty Images)
PHILADELPHIA, PA - JUNE 23: Jimmy Rollins #11 of the Philadelphia Phillies runs to second base on an attempted steal in the first inning against the Miami Marlins at Citizens Bank Park on June 23, 2014 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Drew Hallowell/Getty Images) /
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PHILADELPHIA, PA – AUGUST 04: Members of the 1993 Philadelphia Phillies stand with current players during the National Anthem before the game against the Atlanta Braves at Citizens Bank Park on August 4, 2013 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Drew Hallowell/Getty Images)
PHILADELPHIA, PA – AUGUST 04: Members of the 1993 Philadelphia Phillies stand with current players during the National Anthem before the game against the Atlanta Braves at Citizens Bank Park on August 4, 2013 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Drew Hallowell/Getty Images) /

5 – Von Hayes

Hayes was part of a five-for-one deal in which the Phillies gave up Manny Trillo, George Vukovich, Jay Baller, Jerry Willard, and Julio Franco.  While Hayes never lived up to the expectations, he did have some excellent seasons in the red pinstripes. During that time, he was one of the top base stealers in the league.  He posted a career-best 48 steals in 1983 and had six seasons with at least 20 steals.  Hayes swiped 202 bases with the Phillies, and added 51 steals during his time in Cleveland and California before retiring with 253 steals in 350 attempts.

4 – Larry Bowa

The scrappy shortstop who was part of the 1980 World Championship team played 11 years in a Phillies uniform.  Bowa stole 81 bases over his first four seasons, but as caught 39 times.  However, he became a smarter and more successful base stealer over his last seven seasons with the team, compiling 207 steals in 262 attempts for a 79 percent success rate.  Bowa surpassed 20 steals nine times and three times exceeded 30 with a season-high of 39 in 1974. Following his time in Philadelphia, Bowa played for the Cubs and Mets, retiring with 318 stolen bases in 432 attempts.

3 – Bobby Abreu

Abreu was one of the most underappreciated and underrated players to put on a Phillies uniform. A five-tool player, Abreu consistently hit .300, put up 20 more home runs and stolen more than his share of bases. He stole at least 20 bases in eight of his nine seasons with the Phillies, and reached at least 30 steals four times. Abreu swiped 254 bases at a 76 percent success rate with the Phillies. He continued to be a stolen base threat high in his 30’s, reaching 21 steals for the Angels in 2011 at the age of 37. Abreu retired in 2014 with 400 stolen bases in 528 attempts.

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