5 most legendary Phillies second basemen of all time

PHOENIX, AZ - AUGUST 12: Chase Utley #26 of the Philadelphia Phillies watches from the dugout during the MLB game against the Arizona Diamondbacks at Chase Field on August 12, 2015 in Phoenix, Arizona. The Phillies defeated the Diamondbacks 7-6. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)
PHOENIX, AZ - AUGUST 12: Chase Utley #26 of the Philadelphia Phillies watches from the dugout during the MLB game against the Arizona Diamondbacks at Chase Field on August 12, 2015 in Phoenix, Arizona. The Phillies defeated the Diamondbacks 7-6. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images) /
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PHOENIX, AZ – AUGUST 10: Chase Utley #26 of the Philadelphia Phillies warms up prior to the start of the Major League Baseball game between the Arizona Diamondbacks and the Philadelphia Phillies at Chase Field on August 10, 2015 in Phoenix, Arizona. (Photo by Chris Coduto/Getty Images) /

1. Chase Utley, Phillies 2003-2015

Shocking, right?

No, it’s pretty much indisputable fact that Chase Utley is the greatest second baseman in franchise history.

Between 2006-10, Utley was an All-Star every season. He finished 14th or better in NL MVP voting every year from 2005-09, and won four consecutive Silver Sluggers from 2006-09.

Utley’s value to his team was virtually uncontested during his peak; from 2004-2014, his 62 bWAR was only outdone by Albert Pujols and Adrián Beltré.

In terms of postseason value, Utley reigns supreme. In 2008, he became the first player in franchise history to homer in his first career World Series at-bat. The next year, his five home runs in the 2009 World Series tied Reggie Jackson for the all-time record.

He was Mac’s favorite player on It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia, and he’s our number-one 2B.

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