Every number retired by the Philadelphia Phillies

PHILADELPHIA, PA - CIRCA 1980: Pitcher Steve Carlton #32 of the Philadelphia Phillies pitches during an Major League Baseball game circa 1980 at Veterans Stadium in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Carlton played for the Phillies from 1972-86. (Photo by Focus on Sport/Getty Images)
PHILADELPHIA, PA - CIRCA 1980: Pitcher Steve Carlton #32 of the Philadelphia Phillies pitches during an Major League Baseball game circa 1980 at Veterans Stadium in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Carlton played for the Phillies from 1972-86. (Photo by Focus on Sport/Getty Images) /
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Richie Ashburn, Phillies
UNDATED: Richie Ashburn of the Philadelphia Phillies poses for a portrait before a season game. Richie Ashburn played for the Philadelphia Phillies from 1948-1959. (Photo by Photo File/MLB Photos via Getty Images) /

Richie Ashburn, No. 1

Richie Ashburn, for whom the Alley is named, was not only one of the franchise’s best players, but after his playing days, one of their most popular broadcasters.

Ashburn spent the first 12 years of his 15-season career with the Phillies, including four All-Star seasons and two batting titles. Over 1,794 games in a Phillies uniform, Ashburn hit .311/.394/.388 with a .782 OPS. His 2,217 hits included 287 doubles and 97 triples, but only 22 home runs.

Among all Phillies hitters, Ashburn ranks third all-time in offensive WAR and fourth in position player WAR. Only Jimmy Rollins and Mike Schmidt played more games and collected more hits.

Jim Bunning, No. 14

A nine-time All-Star and Hall of Famer, Jim Bunning is perhaps one of the most underrated pitchers in MLB history.

Only six of his 17 MLB seasons were with the Phillies, but they included his best. He threw a perfect game on Father’s Day in 1964, and in 1966 and 67, he led MLB in starts with a combined 81 games and 616 1/3 innings, throwing over 300 innings in each year. In 1967, despite outdoing Giants pitcher Mike McCormick in WAR, ERA, games started, and throwing 40 more innings, Bunning finished runner-up for NL Cy Young. Essentially, he was the original 2021 Zack Wheeler.

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