Phillies All-Star Infielders since 1983

June 30, 2009 by  
Filed under Fan News

Since 1983 the Fightin’ Phillies have participated in three World Series (1983, 1993, and 2008), culminating in last season’s glorious World Championship win over the Tampa Bay Rays. In between those appearances the Phils have generally been God awful.

Some of those teams I rooted for in high school and college were some of the worst collections of losers ever assembled. But they still managed to put a good amount of players into the baseball’s mid-summer classic – the All-Star game.

As bad as the Phillies teams were over the past 25 years the infield has been a particular sore spot. Players like Randy Ready, Juan Bell, Dickie Thon, Joe Millette, Dale Sveum, Kim Batiste, Tom Quinlan, Tomas Perez, Kevin Jordan, Gregg Jeffries, and Kevin Sefcik have haunted the infield for the better part of two decades.

But despite all the garbage the Phils have shoveled at fans the occasional light has shone in the infield. In fact, since 1983 a Phillie has started at every infield position in an All-Star Game, and 10 infielders total have graced the stage in July (not including catchers).

Can you name them all? Give it a try before you start the slideshow! Good luck.

Article Source: Bleacher Report - Philadelphia Phillies

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