Joe Morgan and Ferguson Jenkins, who put up the numbers that elevated them to the Hall of Fame while with the Cincinnati Reds and Chicago Cubs respectively, were clearly among the greatest Black players to ever pull on a Phillies jersey. You won't find them listed...
While I'm a Philadelphia Phillies fan and that team is the subject of the majority of my baseball writing, that my vote went to four players who performed with that team is merely coincidental.
Over the last couple of months during this shutdown of baseball, I've presented a series here at The Bell. Each piece in the series has presented a position-by-position comparison of the 1980 and 2008 Philadelphia Phillies World Series championship teams. You can find a link to each of those individual comparisons below. So, now it's … Continue reading Phillies champions: 1980 vs 2008 – the winner
Appearing in his only two big-league games that September, catcher Clemente Alvarez is the 2000 position player representative in the Phillies 50 series.
The 'Phillies 50' celebration on the history of the ball club over the last half-century takes a look at those who reached base the most for the team.