Counting down the Phillies' 5 hardest hits of the 2023 season

Here are the hardest hits by Phillies hitters in 2023. Can you guess who took the top spot?
Philadelphia Phillies Kyle Schwarber was responsible for most of the hardest hits in 2023
Philadelphia Phillies Kyle Schwarber was responsible for most of the hardest hits in 2023 / Kyle Ross-USA TODAY Sports
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No. 4: Kyle Schwarber, 114.1 mph

Schwarber, unsurprisingly, is also fourth on the list of the Phillies' hardest hits in 2023, for a Sept. 16 home run in St. Louis. The 114.1 mph three-run homer off Cardinals pitcher Miles Mikolas was even more of a line drive than his first entry on this list and left the yard in the blink of an eye.

After starting the game with a groundout and flyout, Schwarber came up in the top of the fifth with one out and Brandon Marsh and Johan Rojas on base. He took a 2-2 sinker at the top of the zone and uncorked a bullet over the fence in the right field corner.

The 358-foot shot was Schwarber's 44th long ball of the season and put the Phillies up 4-1 in a game they would go on to win 6-1 over the hapless Cardinals. More importantly, John Kruk has to figure out how he's going to scale the Gateway Arch next time the Phillies are in St. Louis.

No. 3: Kyle Schwarber, 114.3 mph

Oh, look, it's Kyle Schwarber ... again.

This one is for his 114.3 mph moonshot during the first game of a doubleheader on Aug. 8 against the Washington Nationals. The 447-foot Schwarbomb was the Phillies DH's second home run of the game. Both came off Trevor Williams, who was probably glad he didn't have to see the lefty slugger a fourth time.

With two on and two out in the fourth, Schwarber unloaded on a 88.5 mph four-seamer out over the plate and deposited it into the second deck in right field of Citizens Bank Park.

Schwarber's 30th home run of the season broke a 3-3 tie and the Phillies would go on to win the game 8-4, before dropping the second game of the day 5-4.