There are few — if any — weekends in the baseball calendar that Philadelphia Phillies fans enjoy more than Wall of Fame Weekend.
That was the case in 2021, when the club inducted Manny Trillo during an early-August series against the New York Mets (which ended up being memorable for several other reasons, too).
Trillo’s induction was originally planned for 2020, but the ceremony was postponed until the following year, for obvious reasons. Of all the things the pandemic-shortened 2020 season wrought, the absence of a Wall of Fame weekend was one of the most disappointing.
The 2022 season could possibly be shortened as well, but there should still be another Wall of Fame Weekend for Phillies fans to pack the stands in celebration of the newest inductee. The identity of that inductee is unknown as of now; Dan Baker, in his 50th year as Phillies PA announcer, is speculated as a leading candidate, but it’ll likely remain unknown until Spring Training, when the team usually announces that year’s inductee.
But whoever it is, they’ll be in good company, joining an exclusive list of Phillies greats from throughout the franchise’s 139-year history. Here’s that list, featuring every Phillie annually inducted to the Wall of Fame, beginning with the first induction in 1978.
(Those denoted with an “H” are also members of the Baseball Hall of Fame. A “#” indicates that the player’s number has been retired by the Phillies.)
1978 — Robin Roberts (H) (# – 36)
The greatest right-handed pitcher in Phillies history, Roberts compiled a 3.46 ERA across 14 seasons with the Phillies. If bWAR is the measuring stick, Roberts is the franchise’s greatest pitcher overall — his 69.8 career mark is a Phillies record.
1979 — Richie Ashburn (H) (# – 1)
Two-time batting champion Richie Ashburn’s No. 1 was retired by the team the same year he was inducted into the Wall of Fame. Ashburn spent 12 seasons with the Phillies, hitting .311, and later broadcasted with Harry Kalas.
1980 — Chuck Klein (H) (# – retired number is symbolized with a “P” because Klein wore seven different numbers with the Phillies)
Klein spent 15 seasons in the Phillies’ outfield, slugging .553 across his tenure with the club. Klein led the National League in home runs thrice, won MVP in 1932 and the Triple Crown in 1933. His 243 homers are fifth-most in Phillies history.
1981 — Grover Alexander (H) (# – retired number is symbolized with a “P” because Alexander never wore a number with the Phillies)
Alexander spent his first seven seasons in Philadelphia, leading the Major Leagues in wins in five of them. He posted a remarkable 2.18 ERA across eight years with the Phillies, a tenure that included an age-43 campaign in 1930.
1982 — Del Ennis
“Ennis the Menace” (or “Ding Dong Del”) led baseball in RBIs, ranked fourth with a .311 average and fifth with 31 home runs as a member of the 1950 “Whiz Kids.” He spent 11 years with the Phillies, averaging over 100 RBIs in that span, and has the third-most home runs (259) in Phillies history.
1984 — Jim Bunning (H) (# – 14)
Bunning pitched six seasons for the Phillies. His 2.93 Phillies ERA is solid, but Bunning is best remembered for throwing the first of two perfect games in Phillies history in 1964.
1985 — Ed Delahanty (H)
Delahanty is regarded as one of the greatest Phillies in franchise history. He hit over .400 three separate times and led the league in slugging five times with the club. His Phillies tenure spanned from 1888 through 1901, interrupted by one year with the Cleveland Infants in 1890.
1986 — Cy Williams
Williams spent the last 13 seasons of his 19-year career with the Phillies, leading the NL in homers three times with the club. The center fielder is documented as the first player to induce the shift, where defenders move to the right side of the field.
1987 — Granny Hamner
Another Whiz Kid, Hamner hit .429 in the 1950 World Series. Hamner was known for his defense, spending the majority of his 16-year Phillies career at shortstop but able to play all over the field.
1988 — Paul Owens
The general manager from 1972 to 1984, Owens was the architect of the 1976-78 NL East champion and 1980 World Series champion Phillies. Tug McGraw, Pete Rose and Garry Maddox are among those Owens acquired as GM. He also led the 1983 “Wheeze Kids” to the pennant in 1983 as manager.
1989 — Steve Carlton (H) (# – 32)
Widely considered the greatest pitcher in Phillies history, Carlton won four Cy Young Awards and made eight All-Star Games in 15 years with the club, posting a 3.09 ERA in that span. Carlton is the franchise leader in wins, strikeouts, games started and fWAR, and his No. 32 is retired by the team.
1990 — Mike Schmidt (H) (# – 20)
The consensus greatest player in franchise history, Schmidt is the franchise leader in home runs (548) and WAR (106.9), among a plethora of other stats including RBIs and total bases. Schmidt won three MVPs, 10 Gold Gloves (including nine straight from 1976-1984), made 12 All-Star Games and led the Phillies to their first World Series championship in 1980.
1991 — Larry Bowa
Bowa was a four-time All-Star and two-time Gold Glove winner across 12 years as a Phillie. His best season was 1978, when he hit .294 and finished third in the MVP voting. Bowa was primarily known for his superb defense, which helped the Phillies to the 1980 championship. He also managed and coached the Phillies after his playing career concluded.
1992 — Chris Short
Short compiled a 3.38 in 14 seasons as a Phillie, making three All-Star teams. Short posted a sub-3.00 ERA in five of six seasons from 1963-68.
1993 — Curt Simmons
Simmons went 17-8 with 11 complete games for the Whiz Kids in 1950, before being drafted into the Korean War and missing that year’s World Series plus the 1951 season. Across 13 Phillies seasons, Simmons put up a 3.66 ERA with 109 complete games.
1994 — Dick Allen (# – 15)
Allen — whose omission from the Hall of Fame is nothing short of a travesty — slashed .290/.371/.530 in nine Phillies seasons. He won the 1964 Rookie of the Year Award, made three All-Star teams and finished top-10 in MVP voting twice with the club (before winning it with the White Sox in 1972). His No. 15 is retired, despite the Phillies’ unofficial policy that only Hall of Famers have their numbers retired.
1995 — Willie Jones
Jones spent 13 years with the Phillies, including the 1950 “Whiz Kids” season. Known for his defense, he made two All-Star teams with the club and was considered the franchise’s best third baseman until Schmidt came along.
1996 — Sam Thompson (H)
As a Phillies outfielder in the late 19th-century, Thompson led the National League in slugging, RBIs, home runs, hits and doubles twice apiece. The bulk of that production came from 1893-1895, when he led the league with 222 hits in 1893 before posting an OPS above 1.000 the following two seasons.
1997 — Johnny Callison
Callison made three All-Star teams with the Phillies and finished second in MVP voting in 1964, when he hit .274 with 31 homers. Callison was a Phillie for 10 years and a fan favorite in the mid-1960s.
1998 — Greg Luzinski
The left fielder was an All-Star and top-10 MVP finisher from 1975-1978 with the Phillies, and his last season with the team was the 1980 championship season. He spent 11 seasons with the club, slashing .281/.363/.489.
1999 — Tug McGraw
The author of the last out of the 1980 World Series (he finished fifth in Cy Young voting that year, too), McGraw pitched to a 3.10 ERA with 491 strikeouts and 94 saves across 10 seasons as a Phillie.
2000 — Gavvy Cravath
Cravath was one of the National League’s most prolific power hitters in the early 20th century, leading the league in home runs and the NL in OPS from 1913-1915. Cravath also drove in at least 100 runs those three seasons, leading baseball in that category in two of them. He spent nine of his 12 seasons with the Phillies, posting an .871 OPS with the club.
2001 — Garry Maddox
The “Secretary of Defense” won seven straight Gold Gloves with the Phillies from 1976-1982. Maddox drove in the go-ahead run to win the decisive Game 5 of the 1980 NLCS; his defense, high batting clips and timely hitting were instrumental to the postseason Phillies teams of the late 1970s and early 1980s.
2002 — Tony Taylor
Taylor’s 1,003 games played at second base stood as a franchise record until Chase Utley broke it in 2011. Taylor is top-10 among Phillies in games, at bats and singles and second in pinch-hits. Still, the 15-year Phillie is known best for his defense and his .976 career fielding percentage.
2003 — Sherry Magee
Magee led the National League in slugging, total bases and RBIs in both 1910 and 1914. He spent 11 years as a Phillie, hitting just a tick under .300 with an .818 OPS.
2004 — Billy Hamilton (H)
Hamilton spent just six years with the Phillies from 1890-1895, but he made them count: He led the National League or baseball at large in on-base percentage three times, batting average twice (which doesn’t include a .403 season in 1894), runs three times, stolen bases four times (at least 100 in three of those seasons) and OPS once in that span.
2005 — Bob Boone
The defensive-minded catcher was a three-time All-Star and two-time Gold Glover across 10 seasons with the Phillies, and helped the team to the 1980 World Series title.
2006 — Dallas Green
Green compiled a 4.28 ERA across six Phillies seasons in the 1960s, but his three-year run as Phillies manager from 1979-1981 and his role in helping the team to its first championship is what defined Green’s Phillies career.
2007 — John Vukovich
Vukovich played sparingly as a utility infielder for the Phillies before coaching the team for 17 years (a franchise record) and becoming a special assistant to General Manager Ed Wade. Vukovich passed away in 2007, the year of his Wall of Fame induction.
2008 — Juan Samuel
Samuel spent seven seasons with the Phillies, making two All-Star teams, hitting 100 homers, driving in 413 runs and stealing 249 bases in that span. He finished second in the 1984 Rookie of the Year voting and led the league in triples in 1984 and 1987.
2009 — Harry Kalas
Kalas was the voice of the Phillies from 1971 until he passed away in 2009, less than a year after he called the Phillies’ second World Series championship. Kalas’ “outta here” calls, calm tone yet inflection in big moments and longevity made him beloved by Phillies fans. The team wore an “HK” patch on their jerseys for the 2009 season in commemoration of the Ford C. Frick Award winner.
2010 — Darren Daulton
Considered by many to be the best catcher in Phillies history, “Dutch” was a three-time All-Star for the Phillies as well as a Silver Slugger Award winner in 1992. The next year, Daulton played an integral role in the Phillies’ improbable run to the 1993 World Series, including by guiding the Phillies’ pitching staff and coming up with multiple big postseason hits. He played 14 years in Philly.
2011 — John Kruk
Another three-time Phillies All-Star, Kruk spent six years with the team, hitting .309/.400/.461 in that span. Perhaps Kruk’s best year as a Phillie came in that storied 1993 season, during which he also scored one of the more memorable runs in Phillies history on Kim Batiste’s NLCS Game 1 walk-off double.
2012 — Mike Lieberthal
Lieberthal spent all but the last year of his 14-year career in Philadelphia. He leads all Phillies catchers with 1,139 games behind the dish, 1,137 hits, 255 doubles, 150 home runs, 609 RBIs, a .275 average and a .450 slugging percentage. He made two All-Star teams and won a Gold Glove.
2013 — Curt Schilling
Schilling spent more time with the Phillies than any other team, earning a 3.35 ERA with the club from 1992-2000. He made three All-Star teams in that span, twice led the NL in strikeouts with at least 300 and twice led the NL in complete games — including an absurd 15 in 1998.
2014 — Charlie Manuel
Manuel was the Phillies’ skipper for the greatest five-year run in franchise history, which included five straight NL East titles and, of course, the 2008 World Series championship. In all, he managed the club from 2005-2013, compiling a record of 780-636 and becoming the franchise’s managerial wins leader.
2015 — Pat Burrell
The No. 1 overall pick in the 1998 MLB Draft, Burrell put up an .852 OPS over nine seasons with the Phillies, departing after hitting 33 homers in 2008. He struggled in that year’s World Series, but not in the rounds that preceded it, OPSing .964 in the NLDS and NLCS combined.
2016 — Jim Thome (H)
Thome had just two years with the Phillies that were truly outstanding, but they were indeed truly outstanding: He hit 89 homers from 2002-2003, finishing fourth in MVP voting the first year and earning an All-Star nod in the second. He signed for the team’s final year at Veterans Stadium in 2003, and he joined the 400-home-run club with the team in 2004. Thome also spent an injury-plagued 2005 and part of an age-41 2012 season with the Phillies.
2018 — Pat Gillick (H)
Gillick was the Phillies’ general manager from 2006-2008 and also spent time as a senior advisor and as a club president. Gillick led the front office as the Phillies broke their 14-year playoff drought in 2007 and their 28-year World Series drought the following year.
2018 — Roy Halladay (H) (# – 34)
Halladay’s productive years in Philadelphia were few, but dominant. His 2010 season — in which he threw a perfect game, a no-hitter in his first-ever postseason appearance and won the Cy Young Award with a 2.44 ERA — was one of the greatest in Phillies history. He followed it with a 2.35 ERA and Cy Young runner-up in 2011 before injuries hampered him in 2012 and 2013. Halladay’s emotional Wall of Fame induction came the year after he passed away at age 40.
2019 — Bobby Abreu
One of the more underrated players in Phillies history, Abreu posted a .928 OPS with the club from 1998-2006. Abreu was fourth among position players in fWAR across his eight full seasons with the Phillies, despite playing during the Steroid Era.
2021 — Manny Trillo
The second baseman for the 1980 World Series champion Phillies and that year’s NLCS MVP, Trillo played for the Phillies from 1979-1982. He won three Gold Gloves and two Silver Sluggers and earned two All-Star nods during that tenure.
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