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Our All-Time Top 50 Philadelphia Phillies are now up

Yes, this is taking a while!

As many of you know, we here at are slowly generating the 50 of each major North American sports team.  We have a new one to unveil today, that of the Philadelphia Phillies, two time World Series Champions (1980 & 2008).

As for all of our top 50 players in basketball we look at the following: 

  1. Advanced Statistics.
  1. Traditional statistics and how they finished in the American League.
  1. Playoff accomplishments.
  1. Their overall impact on the team and other intangibles not reflected in a stat sheet.

Remember, this is ONLY based on what a player does on that particular team and not what he accomplished elsewhere and also note that we have placed an increased importance on the first two categories.

This list is updated up until the end of the 2016-17 Season.

The complete list can be found here, but as always we announce our top five in this article.  They are:

  1. Mike Schmidt
  1. Robin Roberts
  1. Steve Carlton
  1. Pete Alexander
  1. Ed Delahanty

We will continue our adjustments on our existing lists and will continue developing our new lists.

As always we thank you for your support.

The Philadelphia Phillies will retire Roy Halladay's number

Regular visitors of know that we are slowly working on the top 50 of every major team in the NHL, NBA, NFL and MLB. Once that is done, we intend to look at how each team honor their past players, coaches and executives.  As such, it is news to us that the Philadelphia Phillies will be retiring the #34 of the late Roy Halladay, who died in 2017 plane crash.

The event will take place on May 29 on the tenth-year anniversary of his perfect game against the Florida Marlins.  In the four seasons that he played for the Phillies, he would win the 2010 Cy Young Award, was a two-time All-Star, and threw a no-hitter in the NLDS against Cincinnati.  Statically, with Philadelphia he had a record of 55-29 with a 3.35 ERA and 622 Strikeouts.

Halladay was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 2019. The Toronto Blue Jays have already retired his number.

In addition to the retirement of his number, a statue of Halladay will be placed in Third Base Plaza.

At present, the Phillies have retired the numbers of Richie Ashburn (#1), Jim Bunning (#14), Mike Schmidt (#20), Steve Carlton (#32), Robin Roberts (#36), and the league mandated Jackie Robinson (#42).

We here at would like to congratulate the family of Roy Halladay at this time.

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18. Dick Allen

If Dick Allen was playing today would he dominate Sports Radio and TMZ with his antics?  There is a good chance as when Dick (Formerly Richard) Allen played; he was as good as he was controversial.

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