The best home-run hitters in Philadelphia Phillies history

WASHINGTON, DC - SEPTEMBER 08: Ryan Howard #6 of the Philadelphia Phillies his a three run home run during the third inning against the Washington Nationals at Nationals Park on September 8, 2016 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images)
WASHINGTON, DC - SEPTEMBER 08: Ryan Howard #6 of the Philadelphia Phillies his a three run home run during the third inning against the Washington Nationals at Nationals Park on September 8, 2016 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images) /
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Mike Schmidt, Philadelphia Phillies (Photo by Focus on Sport/Getty Images) /

2. Mike Schmidt, 1972-89 Phillies

Mike Schmidt is probably the greatest Phillie ever. Over his 18-year career – all of which was spent with the Phillies – he averaged 37 home runs per 162 games.

Schmidt led MLB in home runs six times, and led the NL twice, each time hitting 30+ home runs. He had 13 seasons of 30+ home runs. In 1980 and 1981, he won back-to-back MVP awards and hit a combined 79 home runs.

In a weird-but-awesome twist of fate, Schmidt and Ryan Howard each homered 48 times during the season in which their teams won the only championships in franchise history.

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