Two of the great nicknames in Phillies history
7. Greg Luzinski (223 Home runs in 1,289 games)
Greg “The Bull” Luzinski, a consistent on base threat with pop and a legend in Philadelphia, ranks seventh in all time franchise home runs.
Luzinski played in Philadelphia for eleven seasons, winning a World Series and finishing second in MVP voting twice along the way. In those two seasons (1975 and 1977) he hit a combined 73 long balls.
One of the most memorable home runs in Veterans Stadium history came from Luzinski, 21 years old at the time, in 1972 against the Cubs. Only playing in 36 career games before the season Luzinski hit a missile that was projected to be almost 500 feet, one of the longest in the stadium’s history.
Luzinski ended his Phillies career with 223 home runs.
6. Chase Utley (233 Home runs in 1,551 games)
Chase Utley will forever be a known name in the city of Philadelphia. The 2008 World Series champion and four time Silver Slugger winner was a productive spot in the Phillies lineup for years and won hearts over across the city of brotherly love.
Utley made his debut in 2003. His first hit in the MLB was a grand slam, that gives you the feeling he was meant to be on this list.
“The man” tied Reggie Jackson’s record for most home runs in a World Series with five in 2009.
Chase is the best second baseman in Phillies history. A player’s JAWS is their career WAR averaged with their 7-year peak WAR, Utley ended his career with a 56.8 JAWS. The average JAWS of 20 Hall of Famers is only 0.2 more than Chase at 57.
A borderline Hall of Famer and a World Series champion, Utley played 13 seasons in Phillies pinstripes slashing .282/.366/.481 with 233 home runs. He averaged 22 home runs a season in his career.