Philadelphia Phillies: Ryan Howard and the 10 Best First Basemen in Team History

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Philadelphia Phillies: Ryan Howard and the 10 Best First Basemen in Team History
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During his magnificent 18-year career, Mike Schmidt played mostly third base and some shortstop.

In 1985, the Phillies moved him to first base to give 23-year-old Rick Schu an opportunity to start at third. The experiment didn't last a full season, and Philadelphia traded him to Baltimore in 1988.

Pat Burrell started his career at first base due to an injury to opening day starter Rico Brogna.

"Mr. Five for One" Von Hayes played the outfield mostly during his tenure with the Phils, but from 1986-1988, he started a majority of his games at first base.

Some other notable names who played some part-time first base include Dick Allen, Ed Delahanty, Nap Lajoie, Willie Montanez and Dave Hollins.

 

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