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100 Greatest Phillies: 100-51 Roundup

Before moving on any further, here’s the first half of the 100 Greatest Phillies list:

100. Randy Lerch
99. Kid Gleason
98. Ricky Bottalico
97. Jose Mesa
96. Chick Fraser
95. Phil Collins
94. Granny Hamner
93. Mitch Williams
92. Jamie Moyer
91. Dave Hollins
90. Kent Tekulve
89. Greg Gross
88. Tommy Greene
87. Tony Taylor
86. Clay Dalrymple
85. Hal Carlson
84. Dave Cash
83. Hans Lobert
82. Rick Wise
81. Jim Lonborg
80. Brett Myers
79. Jim Thome
78. Tully Sparks
77. Freddy Leach
76. Bake McBride
75. Jay Johnstone
74. Ryan Madson
73. Dutch Leonard
72. Jimmy Ring
71. Jim Konstanty
70. Bob Miller
69. George Wood
68. Dick Ruthven
67. Al Orth
66. John Titus
65. Willie Jones
64. Eddie Waitkus
63. Lee Meadows
62. Deron Johnson
61. John Denny
60. Ron Northey
59. Willie Montanez
58. Randy Wolf
57. Johnny Moore
56. Andy Seminick
55. Terry Mulholland
54. Pete Rose
53. Larry Christenson
52. Roy Thomas
51. Tony Gonzalez

We unveiled No. 50 already, so we’re just past the halfway point in the 100 Greatest Phillies countdown.

Coming up between No. 26 and 50:
Two members of the 2008 World Champion Phillies
A three-time Gold Glove winner
The three greatest catchers in franchise history
A Cy Young Award winner



  1. Jason B.

    February 6, 2009 at 1:15 pm

    I have to believe that Bedrosian is the Cy Young Winner. To Early for Lefty. Oh, and a question, was it Ruffin or Rawley that won the Cy Young? I was very young when it happened. I think it was Rawley.

  2. Tim Malcolm

    February 6, 2009 at 1:18 pm

    Neither Rawley nor Ruffin won the Cy Young.

  3. Jason B.

    February 6, 2009 at 1:40 pm

    Thanks Tim… I just looked it up. I wasn’t sure why I thought one of them had, like I said, I was a kid.

  4. Justin

    February 6, 2009 at 1:54 pm

    Manny Trillo sighting as the 3 time gold glove winner?

  5. Brett

    February 6, 2009 at 2:17 pm

    I can’t wait for Lieberthal.

  6. Griffin

    February 6, 2009 at 8:18 pm

    The two members of the ’08 Phillies: Burrell and Lidge? Moyer? Rollins, Utley and Howard will all be higher than 26th overall

    Three time gold glove winner: Trillo (’79, ’81, ’82)

    The three greatest catchers in Phillies history: Lieberthal, Boone and Daulton

    Cy Young award winner: Bedrosian (1987 winner)

  7. Harper

    February 7, 2009 at 11:05 am

    I like the prediction of Lieby, Boone and Dutch for the Phils catching trifecta. But, given how erudite Tim’s analysis has been, he probably won’t overlook Jack Clements.

    The hear you asking, “Who?”

    A Phiily native all his life, Jack was the Phils catcher from 1884 to 1887, going 1,038 games behind the plate with 1,114 hits and a lifetime .286 average in the dead ball era.

    But even if you consider all that pedestrian, consider this: he was left-handed. This makes him the greatest southpaw catcher in all of baseball.

  8. Harper

    February 7, 2009 at 11:15 am

    Of course I meant “I hear you asking . . .”

  9. Harper

    February 7, 2009 at 11:39 am

    And 1897m not ’87.

  10. doc

    February 7, 2009 at 1:56 pm

    randy wolf > brett myers?


    randy wolf – 0 post season appearances.

  11. Jeff

    February 21, 2009 at 10:51 am

    Randy Wolf ahead of John Denney? Seriously?

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