In 1999, The Sporting News ranked Molitor at #99 on its list of 100 Greatest Baseball Players. In June of that year, Milwaukee retired his uniform number 4, and five years later Molitor joined Yount as the only two players sporting the Brewers cap on their Hall of Fame plaques.
Want a fantastic bit of trivia? Seven players who Nolan Ryan struck out during their careers would have sons who grew up to become MLB players who were then also struck out by Nolan Ryan.
Based on their current roster, the talent levels and questions marks involving the other contenders, and the fact that I believe Dombrowski will work aggressively in-season to further improve that roster at every chance, this 2021 Phillies team could win the NL East.
Both Haseley and Kingery can help elevate the Phillies already potent offense. But the need to play most days at a regular position at which they can feel most comfortable in order for the Phillies to maximize that ability. The time is now.
Joe Morgan was just one of a number of those players left us in 2020 after having worn the uniform of the Philadelphia Phillies during their career and who left an indelible impression on the fan base in the City of Brotherly Love.