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100 Greatest Phillies: 91 – Dave Hollins

Dave Hollins
Third Baseman
1990-1995, 2002

Career w/Phillies: .257 AVG / 67 HR / 273 RBI / 14 SB

Dubiously the cleanup hitter for the 1993 National League champions, Hollins was a weirdly solid, but often injured, player for the Phillies. After socking six home runs to a .298 average at age 25 in 1991, Manager Jim Fregosi handed Hollins an everyday role at third. He didn’t disappoint, co-leading the team with 27 HR, and driving in 93, in 1992. Staying healthy enough in ’93, he put up similar numbers as part of a wickedly strong lineup. His full potential would go unrealized, however, as he only played 44 games in 1994 and 70 in 1995. The Phils traded him to Boston during that season for Mark Whiten (a good trade for the Phils). In 1996, the Twins traded him to Seattle for a player to be named later. That player? David Ortiz.

If only he remained healthy. Hollins was never a bad player in Philadelphia, anchoring those 1993 Phillies and getting chip-shot RBI since Lenny Dykstra usually waited in scoring position. I don’t mind him low on the list.

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