Chronological list of top rookie seasons in Phillies history

PHILADELPHIA, PA - SEPTEMBER 16: Rhys Hoskins #17 of the Philadelphia Phillies hits a double against the Miami Marlins during the sixth inning of a game at Citizens Bank Park on September 16, 2018 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The Marlins defeated the Phillies 6-4. (Photo by Rich Schultz/Getty Images)
PHILADELPHIA, PA - SEPTEMBER 16: Rhys Hoskins #17 of the Philadelphia Phillies hits a double against the Miami Marlins during the sixth inning of a game at Citizens Bank Park on September 16, 2018 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The Marlins defeated the Phillies 6-4. (Photo by Rich Schultz/Getty Images) /
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PHILADELPHIA – OCTOBER 07: Dick Allen, former player for the Philadelphia Phillies throws out the ceremonial first pitch prior to Game One of the NLDS between the Philadelphia Phillies and the Colorado Rockies during the 2009 MLB Playoffs at Citizens Bank Park on October 7, 2009 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Chris McGrath/Getty Images)
PHILADELPHIA – OCTOBER 07: Dick Allen, former player for the Philadelphia Phillies throws out the ceremonial first pitch prior to Game One of the NLDS between the Philadelphia Phillies and the Colorado Rockies during the 2009 MLB Playoffs at Citizens Bank Park on October 7, 2009 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Chris McGrath/Getty Images) /

Dick Allen (1964, third base, Rookie of the Year)

Allen was one of the top home run hitters of his era and many believe he should be in the Hall of Fame. After a cup of coffee in 1963 in which Allen had 24 at-bats, he displayed his power in a big way his rookie season. In 1964, Allen hit .318 with 38 doubles, a league-leading 13 triples, 29 home runs, and 91 RBI. He also led the league in runs scored with 125, earning him 7th most votes for MVP and the Rookie of the Year award.

He made three consecutive All-Star appearances from 1965 through 1967, setting a career high of 40 home runs in 1966.  Allen surpassed thirty home runs in both 1968 and 1969 in his final two seasons of his first stint in Philadelphia.

Allen was an All-Star with the Cardinals in 1970, hitting 34 home runs and knocking in 101. After a season in Los Angeles, Allen had three consecutive All-Star seasons with the White Sox, earning the MVP in 1972. He led the league in home runs, RBI, on-base percentage and slugging percentage.  Allen led the league in home runs in 1974 with 32, his sixth and final season with at least 30 home runs.

Returning to Philadelphia in 1975, Allen was a shell of his former greatness. Over the next two seasons, Allen hit 27 home runs in 204 games with a career-low .233 batting average in 1975.  He finished his career in Oakland in 1977, adding five home runs in 200 at-bats.

Allen retired with a .292 average, 351 home runs, 1119 RBI, 1099 runs scored and a slugging percentage of .534.

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