Phillies Madness: Quarterfinals of the all-time Phillies bracket

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We’ve reached the semifinals of our Phillies Madness bracket

With no baseball for the foreseeable future, we’re breaking down the greatest and most beloved Phillies of all-time in our Phillies Madness bracket.

If you missed out on round one and round two you can click the links to see the previous matchups.

Here’s how round two shook out with a couple of upsets, blowouts, and close calls.

    • Mike Schmidt 94 – Johnny Callison 6
    • Cole Hamels 83 – Greg Luzinski 17
    • Richie Ashburn 79 – Bobby Abreu 21
    • Carlos Ruiz 55 – Dick Allen 45
    • Roy Halladay 79 – Garry Maddox 21
    • Chase Utley 82 – Ryan Howard 18
    • Jimmy Rollins 94 – Curt Schilling 6
    • Steve Carlton 89 – Jim Bunning 19

Now, we dive into the quarterfinals of Phillies Madness to find our semifinalists.

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5 Richie Ashburn vs 29 Carlos Ruiz

Our first semifinalist matchup features Richie Ashburn, one of the greatest pure hitters in team history, versus the tournaments biggest upset thus far, Carlos Ruiz. 

So far in our tournament, Ashburn has handily beaten Tony Gonzalez and Bobby Abreu, to no surprise. Ashburn won two league batting titles and is one of the few Phillies in the Hall of Fame.

Ruiz, a long-time fan favorite, has been the biggest surprise in the tournament thus far. He’s beaten a Hall of Fame pitcher in Grover Cleveland Alexander and one of the team’s great power hitters Dick Allen.

Granted, very few fans voting in this have likely heard of Alexander or possibly Allen, so this is a true test of the Ruiz fandom.

Here’s how the numbers stack up for Ruiz and Ashburn, and it’s clearly not close who had a better career.

Ashburn: 2,217 hits, 287 doubles, 97 triples, 22 home runs, 499 RBI, .311 average

Ruiz: 898 hits, 213 doubles, 7 triples, 68 home runs, 401 RBI, .266 average

By all conventional measures, Ashburn should surpass Ruiz.

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