Phillies: Top 10 Home Run Hitters in Franchise History
By George Rider
The home run ball is universally known as one of the most exciting things in baseball and the Phillies have had plenty of them.
Most people know who owns the title as the Phillies all time home run king, Michael Jack Schmidt. Schmidt’s career 548 career long balls rank first in franchise history and 16th in all of baseball.
The nine spots slotted behind Schmidt are filled with bats that were all around productive in a Phillies uniform.
Let’s jump into the top 10.
10. Dick Allen (204 Home runs in 1,070 games)
Dick Allens MLB tenure started in Philadelphia when he played ten games in 1963, hitting zero home runs in 25 plate appearances. He stayed in a Phillies uniform from 1963-1969, earning a Rookie of the Year award and three All Star selections.
After hitting 29 home runs in his rookie season Allen became a power bat at the plate while being a consistent on-base threat. Dick Allen slashed .290/.371/.530 with 204 home runs in his Phillies career.
Allen was dealt by the Phillies following the 1969 season in an eight player trade with the St. Louis Cardinals. After that he bounced around and was traded four times in six seasons, eventually being acquired by Philadelphia again in 1975 from the Braves.
In his final two seasons as a Phillie, he added 27 home runs to his franchise total which now solidifies himself as tenth all time, nine long balls ahead of Bobby Abreu’s 195.