Ranking the Top 5 greatest third basemen in Phillies franchise history

Who are the best players to have ever suited up for the Phillies at the hot corner?

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No. 2: Dick Allen

For the legendary Dick Allen, it is quite unbelievable that he's not already in the Baseball Hall of Fame. Allen spent nine spectacular seasons with the Phillies during his 15-year MLB career. He burst out of the gate during his rookie season in 1964 when he hit .318 with a .939 OPS, along with 29 home runs and 91 RBI. He even led the National League with 125 runs scored, 13 triples, and 352 total bases en route to being named NL Rookie of the Year.

Allen would sustain that success over his subsequent seasons with the Phillies up until 1969. He was one of their main offensive driving forces and led the NL in various offensive stats at the same time. He also earned three All-Star nods in the process.

He later rejoined the Phillies for a second stint for the 1975 and 1976 MLB seasons. Although, at that stage of his career, he was no longer a strong offensive force. But he did lend a hand in helping the Phillies reach the postseason for the first time in over 26 years in 1976.

Most will probably remember Allen finishing his career mainly as a first baseman, but the bulk of his early years were played primarily at the hot corner. With a lifetime .290 batting average, .902 OPS, 153 OPS+, along with 697 runs scored, 204 doubles, 204 home runs, 655 RBI, and 86 stolen bases in 1,070 career games with the Phillies, there isn’t anyone who could possibly top that, other than the next player on our ranking of the greatest third basemen.