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Phillies All Time Team 2013

Phillies All-Time Team: Left Field

Man or machine?

It’s up to you to tell us who should be part of the Phillies All-Time team. During the winter, we’ll unveil one position at a time for you to vote on. After all the votes are tallied, and all the position filled, we’ll release the results. Make your vote count!

  • Ed Delahanty (13 seasons): .348 avg, .942 OPS, 101 HR, 1466 RBI, 455 SB, 58.2 WAR
  • Del Ennis (11 season, 3x All-Star): .286 avg, .823 OPS, 259 HR, 1124 RBI, 30.6 WAR
  • Greg Luzinski (11 seasons, 4x All-Star, 1x WS Champ): .281 avg, .852 OPS, 223 HR, 811 RBI, 17.3 WAR
  • Pat Burrell: (9 seasons, 1x WS Champ): .257 avg, .852 OPS, 251 HR, 827 RBI, 14.8 WAR

Who we’re voting for:

-Ryan Dinger: For over 100 years now, no Phillies leftfielder has served the position quite as well as turn-of-the-century superstar Ed Delahanty, who is my pick for the best left fielder in team history. Sporting a career OPS of .916 and an OPS+ of 152, Delahanty, a Hall of Famer, serves as both a perfect fit for the Phillies all time greatest leftfielder, and as a testament to the decades and decades of futility this team has in its long history.

-Ian Riccaboni: Del Ennis was the key offensive contributor on the 1950 Whiz Kids and a World War II hero, serving in the Pacific. This and more is why Ennis gets my vote for best left fielder in Phillies history. Ennis was an MVP contender for nearly all 11 seasons he spent with the Phils, with a .286/.344/.479 triple-slash and 259 HRs as a Phil. This one is probably the closest vote and was tough to decide between Ennis, Ed Delahanty, and Sherry Magee.

-Jay Floyd: Ed Delahanty is easily your top left fielder in team history.  This Hall of Famer is the all-time Phillies leader in doubles as well as triples and is among the team leaders in hits, RBI, stolen bases, runs and batting average.

-Corey Seidman: It is literally a tossup between Greg Luzinski and Pat Burrell, who had an identical .852 OPS as the Phillies’ leftfielder. They both played on teams that won the World Series. I vote Luzinski because he makes better pulled pork sandwiches.
-Pat Gallen: The Bull and Pat the Bat are in a tight race here. Both won a World Series, both hit many home runs. Luzinski was a four-time All-Star and did so in an era when offense was not quite as prominent, especially in terms of runs scored by the Phillies. I’ll give the nod to The Bull, but it’s very close.
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