Robin Roberts, No. 36
Robin Roberts spent 14 years in the Phillies uniform between his rookie season in 1948 and 1961. During that span, he led MLB in wins (4 consecutive seasons), starts (6 consecutive), and complete games and innings pitched (5 consecutive each).
The Cy Young Award didn’t exist until 1957, but Roberts had an abundance of Cy Young-worthy seasons before that. Instead, he won Pitcher of the Year three times.
Roberts is the Phillies’ all-time leader in pitcher WAR, games played, innings pitched, and complete games. Steve Carlton surpassed him in starts, strikeouts, and wins, but before he arrived on the scene, Roberts had the Phillies leaderboards on lock.
Perhaps his most shocking stat? Between 1952-53, Roberts threw 28 complete games consecutively.
Jackie Robinson, No. 42 (Retired leaguewide)
In 1947, Jackie Robinson ended segregation in Major League Baseball by becoming its first Black player. His number has been retired leaguewide since 1997, and each year on April 15, every player wears 42 on their back in his honor.