The Philadelphia Phillies' 'Hall of Very Good'

« Prev
1 of 26
Next »
Use your ← → (arrow) keys to browse the slideshow
The Philadelphia Phillies' 'Hall of Very Good'
Drew Hallowell/Getty Images

The Hall of Fame ballot is always a hot topic of discussion, but this year's ballot is going to burn down the house if the fire isn't contained. It's a ballot that could easily be the most memorable of all time, highlighted by two of the best hitters and pitchers, respectively, in history: Barry Bonds and Roger Clemens. 

Of course, that brings up the actual hot-button issue. Should a player who has been accused of using performance-enhancing drugs, in this case, steroids, be in the Hall of Fame? That's a question for a different article, although it will have a long-lasting effect on this year's ballot. 

But the question of whether a player belongs in the Hall of Fame got me to thinking: Throughout the history of the Philadelphia Phillies, which players would receive recognition, not for the Hall of Fame, but for that infamous "Hall of Very Good"? 

It's a term that is tossed about lightly nowadays and has come to represent a designation for a player who put up very good numbers in his career, but just wasn't considered Hall of Fame-worthy.

For this slideshow, I'm going to name those players, but do so in a "Phillies-related" fashion, meaning that any player on this list must have spent a noteworthy portion of his "Hall of Very Good" career as a member of the Phillies.

Also, for any active player, I will give a brief prediction whether they could wind up in the Hall of Fame when all is said and done. 

So without any further ado, I present the Phillies' "Hall of Very Good."

*Wins Above Replacement statistics are courtesy of FanGraphs.

Begin Slideshow »

Follow Philadelphia Phillies from B/R on Facebook

Follow Philadelphia Phillies from B/R on Facebook and get the latest updates straight to your newsfeed!

Out of Bounds

Philadelphia Phillies

Subscribe Now

By signing up for our newsletter, you agree to our Terms and Privacy Policy.

Thanks for signing up.