1. Mike Schmidt
Mike Schmidt is the undisputed greatest third baseman in Phillies history and makes a strong case for the greatest in MLB history. Former teammate Pete Rose said he was the best player he ever played with.
Let’s run down Schmidt’s resumé from his 18-year career, all with the Phillies:
3x MVP (Including back-to-back)
6x Silver Slugger
6x MLB HR leader
10x Gold Glove (Nine consecutively)
1980 World Series champion
World Series MVP
Hall of Fame
Aside from his debut season in 1972 and his final season in 1989, Schmidt played 108+ games every year. During that time, he proved himself to be one of the greatest all-around players in the game.
Schmidt’s career 106.9 bWAR ranks 25th all-time and 19th among position players. No other third baseman in MLB history has more home runs. He was one of the most valuable, and most legendary players of all time.