Phillies all-time list: Top 10 speedsters
2 – Juan Samuel
Samuel was one of the fastest runners ever to put on a Phillies uniform. He ran wild his rookie season in 1984, stealing 72 bases in 87 attempts. He followed with seasons of 53, 42, 35 and 33 steals with the Phillies before being traded in 1989. Samuel finished his time in Philadelphia with 249 stolen bases in 327 attempts, but he was not finished running.
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In fact, he stole 42 bases in 1989 for the Phillies and Mets and 61 in two seasons with the Dodgers. Samuel played for seven teams over a 16-year Major League career and finished with 396 stolen bases in 539 attempts.
1 – Jimmy Rollins
Jimmy Rollins is not only the greatest shortstop in team history, he’s also the best base stealer. His 453 steals is first among all players in this list, as are his 13 seasons with 20 or more steals, 10 with 30 or more and four with at least 40. He led the league in steals in his rookie season of 2001 with 46.
Rollins had at least 30 steals every season except for one from 2001 through 2009. Not only did Rollins run, but he was also very successful with a stolen base percentage of 82.7, third on this list behind Utley and Glanville.
For the World Championship team of 2008, Rollins was victorious at the rate of 94 percent, swiping 47 of 50 attempts.
Rollins added 17 steals combined with the Dodgers and White Sox, retiring with 470 stolen bases, 46th in Major League history.