Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Phillies Blogathon: Hour 4

The complete Phillies postseason home run list.

Phillies Blogathon: Hour 4


We didn't realize that when Jayson Werth left for the big money of Washington, D.C., he took over 10 percent of the Phillies' all-time total of 93 postseason home runs with him.

How those round-trippers break down by player:

Player HR           Player HR           Player HR  
Jayson Werth 11   Jimmy Rollins   3   John Kruk   1
Chase Utley 10   Darren Daulton    2   Sixto Lezcano   1
Ryan Howard   7   Pedro Feliz   2   Fred Luderus   1
Lenny Dykstra   6   Dave Hollins   2   Garry Maddox   1
Shane Victorino     6   Raul Ibanez   2   Jerry Martin   1
Greg Luzinski   5   Joe Morgan   2   Keith Moreland   1
Gary Matthews   5   Joe Blanton   1   Aaron Rowan   1
Pat Burrell   4   Eric Bruntlett   1   Matt Stairs   1
Carlos Ruiz   4   Steve Carlton   1   Milt Thompson   1
Mike Schmidt   4   Jim Eisenreich   1   George Vukovich     1
Bake McBride   3   Pete Incaviglia   1      


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