Phillies: Top 10 Home Run Hitters in Franchise History
By George Rider
1. Mike Schmidt (548 Home runs in 2,404 games)
Michael Jack Schmidt is amongst the legends known for playing the game of baseball, and he played all 18 years of his Hall of Fame career as a Philadelphia Phillie.
Schmidt is arguably the best third baseman in MLB history. A three time MVP, six time Silver Slugger, 10 Gold Gloves and the 1980 World Series MVP, the accolades pile up. From 1976-1984 he won nine straight Gold Gloves, included in those seasons were five straight Silver Sluggers and back to back MVPs.
From 1980-1984, Schmidts five straight seasons winning the Silver Slugger award, he hit .280/.398/.571 while averaging 38 home runs per season. If one word described his peak it would be ‘dominant’.
Schmidt is around the top of a hand full of Phillies all time leaders lists. 2nd in hits with 2,234 and first in Home runs (548), RBIs (1,595), runs (1,506), extra base hits (1,015) and total bases (4,404). He lead the league in OPS and SLG% five times, OBP three times and RBIs four times.
The statistics can be talked about forever. Schmidt passed the 30 home run mark 14 times, passed 40 home runs three times and led the league in long balls eight different seasons.
Schmidt played his whole career as a Phillie and slashed .267/.380/.527 in his Major League tenure. The Hall of Famer currently ranks 16th all time in home runs and 1st on the franchise list with 548.