Philadelphia Phillies Pitchers Who Also Rocked at the Plate (Since 1971)

March 26, 2010 by  
Filed under Fan News

As Phillies fans, we all remember Joe Blanton going yard against the Tampa Bay Rays in the 2008 World Series.

Looking at the batting averages, however, Blanton is only a .111 lifetime hitter, so he musta been feed a real juicy fastball to hit.

Most Phillies historians remember that Hall of Fame pitcher Steve Carlton was traded for Rick Wise.

Both however, were pretty good hitting pitchers.

In his presentation, I will pick the top Phillies pitching hitters.

Criteria includes that they played for more than one season for the Phillies and unless they had an awesome display of power one game, they don’t make the list unless they hit for a lifetime .200 average.

I ain’t going back to the Whiz Kids, only as far as Rick Wise in 1971.

Let’s face it: pitchers hit in the National League and it is what makes the National League great in terms of stragegy.

When you got a guy who has a two in ten chance of knocking the ball for a hit, that is a pretty good average in my book.

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Article Source: Bleacher Report - Philadelphia Phillies

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