The most legendary Phillies shortstops of all time

Jimmy Rollins #11 of the Philadelphia Phillies (Photo by Rob Tringali/Sportschrome/Getty Images)
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Phillies Larry Bowa
MIAMI, FL – JULY 3: Bench coach Larry Bowa /

2. Larry Bowa, 1970-81 Phillies

After going undrafted, the scrappy Larry Bowa spent 12 of his 16 big-league seasons with the Phillies, dating back to his 1970 debut.

The durable infielder played 100+ games in each of his Phillies seasons, but often ended up playing at least 150.

A two-time Gold Glover, he was an All-Star five times between 1974-79. The following season, he helped the Phillies to their first championship in franchise history.

A better shortstop than slugger, Bowa never hit more than four home runs in a season, and more often than not, hit no home runs at all. He did, however, once lead MLB by hitting 13 triples.

Bowa does have a higher dWAR than anyone else on this list, though, even our number-one guy…

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