100 Greatest Phillies

100 Greatest Phillies: 84 – Dave Cash

Dave Cash
Second Baseman

Career w/Phillies: .296 AVG / 7 HR / 171 RBI / 43 SB

In three seasons, Dave Cash fueled the Phillies batting order, played solid defense, made three All Star teams, finished in the top 20 of MVP voting each year and coined a phrase now synonymous with America’s first black president. Talk about making an impact. A pretty good hitter, he hit .300 twice during his Phils career, without much power but with good speed. His presence and catch phrase “Yes we can!” helped boost the Phils to a 1976 division championship, but he would be signed in the offseason by the Expos. “Yes we can!” came back with Barack Obama in 2008.

Comment: Who doesn’t like the ‘fro? Cash was a nice player who had his three best seasons with the Phils. A good pickup by the hometown team. He’d give way to the more defensive-minded Manny Trillo, but for three seasons, Cash played the game right.

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