Every franchise is defined by the droves of players that have worn its uniform over time.
With such a lengthy history, the Philadelphia Phillies are well defined. From the home run heroics of Mike Schmidt to the monstrous power of Ryan Howard, the Phillies have supplied the power. From Pete Alexander to Steve Carlton, the Phils boast two of the best pitchers of their respective generations. From the gritty play of Pete Rose to the hard-nosed style of Chase Utley, Philadelphia has been well-represented.
Established in 1883, the Phillies have had some of the best players of all time under contract at one point or another, and by looking at the 50 greatest players in the history of this organization, we're able to take a glimpse at the success it has had.
Is the Phillies all-time home run king number one? What about the man simply known as "Lefty"—the team's all-time leader in wins? Will one of these commonly-named greats be number one, or are there a few surprises in store?
There is only one way to find out...
*As always, only statistics accrued with the Phillies' organization were taken into consideration for this slide show.