Will these forgotten Phillies become Hall of Famers in 2022?

PHILADELPHIA, PA - CIRCA 1968: Dick Allen #15 of the Philadelphia Phillies bats during an Major League Baseball game circa 1968 at Connie Mack Stadium in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Allen played for the Phillies from 1963-69 and 1975-76. (Photo by Focus on Sport/Getty Images)
PHILADELPHIA, PA - CIRCA 1968: Dick Allen #15 of the Philadelphia Phillies bats during an Major League Baseball game circa 1968 at Connie Mack Stadium in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Allen played for the Phillies from 1963-69 and 1975-76. (Photo by Focus on Sport/Getty Images) /
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Will these Phillies legends be inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 2022?

As one of the oldest franchises in Major League Baseball, the Philadelphia Phillies have a long history and a longer list of former players than most teams.

Since 1883, over 2,000 MLB players have worn a Phillies uniform, but only 32 have been inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame as Phillies. On Sunday evening, the results from the Golden Days and Early Baseball Era ballots will be revealed. Each candidate will need 12 of 16 votes from the committee to be inducted.

Several former Phillies, including one who played over a century ago, are up for Cooperstown this year. Not all of them are best remembered for their Phillies careers, but each deserves consideration nonetheless.

Let’s take a look at their careers…

Lefty O’Doul (Phillies 1929-1930)

Francis Joseph ‘Lefty’ O’Doul spent 11 years in the Majors, but only two of them with the Phillies. The outfielder/pitcher compiled a lifetime .349/.413/.532 line and .945 OPS, as well as a 4.87 ERA over 77 2/3 innings of starting and relief work.

In fact, his most impressive season came with the Phillies in 1929, when he led MLB in plate appearances (732) and hits (254) and led the National League in batting average (.398) and on-base percentage (.465).

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