We’ve reached round two of our greatest Phillies player of all-time bracket
The first round of our greatest Phillies player of all-time bracket pitted teammates versus teammates, champions versus champions, stars versus fan favorites.
Now, we enter the second round of the bracket with even greater matchups.
But first, let’s recap the results of round one’s fan vote.
Jim Bunning 91% – Del Ennis 9%
This was little surprise given the fact that Bunning is not only in the Hall of Fame, but has more name recognition than Ennis among modern day fans.
Curt Schilling 71% – Von Hayes 29%
Another highly expected result with Schilling playing much more recently and likely finding himself in the Hall of Fame in the next two years.
Jimmy Rollins 100% – Willie Jones 0%
Our only unanimous vote was an easy one for the Phillies all-time hits leader.
Chase Utley 96% – Darren Daulton 4%
While the stats sway in Utley’s favor, the love and appreciation is equal for Dutch Daulton. Though, I’m surprised it wasn’t closer than this.
Ryan Howard 84% – Shane Victorino 16%
The two former teammates finished with a wide margin in favor of the former Rookie of the Year and MVP.
Garry Maddox 82% – Curt Simmons 18%
Garry Maddox comes with great name recognition considering he’s often at Phillies games and alumni weekend. The Secretary of Defense cruises into the second round.
Roy Halladay 70% – Robin Roberts 30%
This is one of the great upsets of the bracket with Phillies fans going for the beloved Roy Halladay over his fellow Hall of Famer Robin Roberts. Historically, Roberts is the better pitcher, but sometimes the 12 seed beats the 5 seed.
Carlos Ruiz 74% – Pete Alexander 26%
Talking about major upsets, how about the former Phillies catcher beating a Hall of Fame pitcher! Alexander pitched nearly 100 years ago, so the recency of Ruiz clearly played a big part in this upset, the equivalent of a 16 seed beating a 1 seed.
Dick Allen 60% – Scott Rolen 40%
Phillies fans are still a bit sour on Scott Rolen, but in a battle of two potential Hall of Famers, the great Dick Allen comes out on top.
Bobby Abreu 75% – Cy Williams 25%
Like Pete Alexander, Cy Williams has little name recognition versus a recent Wall of Fame inductee and Hall of Fame candidate. Bobby Abreu easily moves onto the second round.
Richie Ashburn 89% – Tony Gonzalez 11%
Few Phillies are appreciated more than Richie “Whitey” Ashburn. Tony Gonzalez was a great player in his day, but he’s no match for Whitey.
Cole Hamels 65% – Larry Bowa 35%
This one was one of the tougher matchups, but given his postseason success and playing a part in two no-hitters, Cole Hamels beats out Phillies lifer Larry Bowa.
Greg Luzinski 54% – Chuck Klein 46%
Another upset thanks to the name recognition of Greg “The Bull” Luzinski. Poor Chuck Klein came close, but Luzinski squeaks by with seven more home runs in his career.
Johnny Callison 83% – Chris Short 17%
Chris Short is a greatly undervalued player in Phillies history, but his teammate Johnny Callison came away with the win.
Now, let’s look at the matchups in round two: