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Team of Century or Just 2011

Posted By Christopher Rowe On Feb 8 2011 @ 6:27 pm In MLB,Philadelphia,Philadelphia Phillies | 5 Comments

[1]Next week pitchers and catchers report to Spring Training. April 1 is the season opener and between those two dates there will be a lot of Grapefruit League action. Prior to the 2011 season, it behooves us [2]to consider whether or not the past decade (2000-2010) has been indeed the greatest in Philadelphia Phillies history. Back to back World Series appearances, four NL East crowns and three NLCS showings culminating in a World Series Championship in 2008. Is the Greatest Season still ahead with Four Aces and a loaded lineup or do we expect too much from an aging cast of characters? Who are the All-Time Greatest Phillies and where does the modern crop stand in relation to their legendary predecessors?

**=Active Player              #=played most of career away from Philadelphia

I’ve named three players per position and then honorable mention. Four starting pitchers and four relief pitchers plus those who almost made it.

MANAGER

[3]

Manuel

[4]

Bowa

Charlie Manuel

Danny Ozark

Dallas Green

HONORABLE MENTION: Larry Bowa, Jim Fregosi, Gene Mauch, Paul Owens, Eddie Sawyer

 

[5]

Carlton

 STARTING PITCHING                                      RELIEF PITCHING

[6]

Jim Konstanty

Steve Carlton        Tug McGraw

Robin Roberts     Jim Konstanty

Grover Cleveland Alexander   **Brad Lidge

Jim Bunning      Steve Bedrosian

[7]HONORABLE MENTION: Curt Schilling#, Chris Short, Curt Simmons, John Denny, Dick Ruthven, Art Mahaffey, Jose Mesa, Al Holland, Ricky Bottalico, Ron Reed, Sparky Lyle, Gene Garber, Rick Wise, Jack Baldschun, Ferguson Jenkins#, Cliff Lee, Roy Halladay, Cole Hamels

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

[8]

Seminick

CATCHER

[9]

Boone 1980

Bob Boone

Darren Daulton

Andy Seminick

HONORABLE MENTION: Mike Lieberthal, Jack Clements, Stan Lopata, Lance Parrish#, **Carlos Ruiz, Ozzie Virgil, Bo Diaz, Tim McCarver#

 

FIRST BASE

[10]

**Ryan Howard

Dick Allen

Pete Rose

HONORABLE MENTION: Fred Luderas, John Kruk, Von Hayes, Jim Thome, Tony Perez#, Del Ennis, Ed Delahanty, Willie Montanez

 

 

 
 
 
 
 
 

[11]

Utley

SECOND BASE

**Chase Utley

Tony Taylor

Manny Trillo

HONORABLE MENTION: Nap Lajoie, Ryne Sandberg#, Jullio Franco#, Dave Bancroft, Dave Cash, Joe Morgan#, Juan Samuel

[12]THIRD BASE

Mike Schmidt

Scott Rolen

Willie Jones

HONORABLE MENTION: Pinky Whitney, Placido Polanco**, Dave Hollins

[13]

[14]

Bowa

SHORTSTOP

Jimmy Rollins**

Larry Bowa

Granny Hamner

 

HONORABLE MENTION:  Mickey Doolan, Dave Bancroft

 
 
 

[15]

Del Ennis

LEFT FIELD

[16]Del Ennis

Ed Delahanty

Johnny Callison

HONORABLE MENTION: Greg Luzinski, Gary Matthews, Dick Sisler, Billy Hamilton

CENTER FIELD

[17]Richie Ashburn

Cy Williams

Gary Maddox

HONORABLE MENTION: Lenny Dykstra

 

RIGHT FIELD

[18]

Klein

Chuck Klein

Del Ennis

Bobby Abreu

HONORABLE MENTION: Gavy Cravath, Johnny Callison, Bake McBride, Dick Sisler

 Do you agree? Disagree? Think a legendary player was left out or should be ranked higher?

TIME TO CAST YOUR BALLOT


MANAGER      
Charlie Manuel      
Danny Ozark      
Dallas Green      
         
Larry Bowa      
Jim Fregosi      
Gene Mauch      
Paul Owens       
Eddie Sawyer      
         
         
SP     RP  
Steve Carlton   Tug McGraw
Robin Roberts   Jim Konstantly
Grover Cleveland Alexander Brad Lidge
Jim Bunning   Steve Bedrosian
Curt Schilling   Jose Mesa
John Denny   Art Mahaffey
Dick Ruthven   Al Holland
Curt Simmons   Ricky Bottalico
Rick Wise     Ron Reed  
Cliff Lee     Sparky Lyle
Chris Short   Gene Garber
Cole Hamels    Jack Baldschun
Roy Halladay   Turk Farrell
Roy Oswalt   Bob Miller
Ferguson Jenkins#      
Randy Wolf      
         
CATCHER        
Bob Boone      
Darren Daulton      
Andy Seminick      
Mike Lieberthal      
Jack Clements      
Stan Lopata      
Lance Parrish      
Carlos Ruiz      
Bo Diaz        
Tim McCarver      
         
1B        
Ryan Howard      
Dick Allen      
Pete Rose      
Fred Luderas      
John Kruk      
Von Hayes      
Tony Perez      
Willie Montanez      
Del Ennis        
Ed Delahanty      
Jim Thome      
Don Hurst      
         
2B        
Chase Utley      
Tony Taylor      
Manny Trillo      
Dave Cash      
Nap Lajoie      
Dave Bancroft      
Juan Samuel      
Joe Morgan      
Jullio Franco      
Ryne Sandberg      
Otto Knabe      
         
SS        
Larry Bowa      
Jimmy Rollins      
Granny Hamner      
Mickey Doolan      
Dave Bancroft      
         
3B        
Mike Schmidt      
Scott Rolen      
Willie Jones      
Pinky Whitney      
Placido Polanco      
Dave Hollins      
Charlie Hayes      
         
LF        
Del Ennis        
Ed Delahanty      
Johnny Callison      
Greg Luzinski      
Gary Matthews      
Dick Sisler      
Billy Hamilton      
         
CF        
Richie Ashburn      
Garry Maddox      
Lenny Dykstra      
Cy Williams      
         
RF        
Chuck Klein      
Bobby Abreu      
Del Ennis        
Johnny Callison      
Gavy Cravath      
Bake McBride      
Dick Sisler      
         

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