Carlos Ruiz played in his first All-Star game last night.
The 33-year-old is a late bloomer and although his defensive skills have never been questioned, not many saw him blossoming into the type of hitter that he has been this season. The year that the Phillies won the World Series in 2008, Chooch was a second pitcher in the lineup as he hit .219 with an OPS of .620.
But due to some lean years and the rule that every team must have an All-Star rep, the Phillies have had a few odd selections over the years. The next 10 slides will give you the 10 most surprising Phillie All- Stars.