Fightins Reveal Fan's Choice 50 Phillies Seasons 50 Greatest Players

List to factor in to team's 2016 promotional schedule

By Reading Fightin Phils | February 3, 2016 3:19 PM

This upcoming season, the Reading Fightin Phils will celebrate 50 Phillies Seasons, the longest current affiliation in all of baseball. After weeks of voting and deliberation, Fightins fans have spoken and selected the 50 Greatest Players of the Phillies affiliation with Reading. The 50 Greatest Players listing features players from across each decade since the Philadelphia Phillies became affiliated with Reading in 1967. 

The list features three Baseball Hall of Famers, four National League Most Valuable Player winners, three American League Most Valuable Player winners, two American League Cy Young Winners, a National League Cy Young Winner, two National League Rookie of the Year winners, and seven Eastern League Most Valuable Player winners.

Dallas Green 1967
Robin Roberts 1967
Larry Bowa 1967-68
John Vukovich 1969, 1976-77
Greg Luzinski 1970
Bob Boone 1970-71
Mike Schmidt 1971
Willie Hernandez 1975
Keith Moreland 1976-77
Ozzie Virgil 1979-80
Ryne Sandberg 1980
Mark Davis 1980
George Bell 1980
Julio Franco 1981
Marty Bystrom 1981
Bob Dernier 1980, 1983
Jeff Stone 1983
Darren Daulton 1983
Juan Samuel 1983
Ricky Jordan 1986-87
Mickey Morandini 1989
Mike Lieberthal 1992
Kevin Stocker 1992
Ricky Bottalico 1993-94
Larry Andersen 1994-95
Scott Rolen  1995-96
Randy Wolf 1998
Jimmy Rollins 1999
Pat Burrell 1999
Brett Myers 2001
Marlon Byrd 2001
Ryan Madson 2002
Carlos Ruiz 2003-04
Ryan Howard 2004
Gavin Floyd 2004
Cole Hamels 2005
Michael Bourn 2005-06
Gary Burnham 1999-2001, 2006
Kyle Kendrick  2007
Vance Worley 2009-10
Domonic Brown 2009-10
Freddy Galvis 2009-11
Michael Spidale 2007-12
Cody Asche 2012
Darin Ruf 2012
Maikel Franco 2013
Ken Giles 2014
Aaron Nola 2014-15
Brock Stassi 2014-15
J.P. Crawford 2015

Fans first submitted a list of over 300 players and whittled that list down to the 50 Greatest Players following a second round of voting. Thousands of votes were cast between both rounds of 50 Greatest Players voting.

All fans who voted were entered into a contest drawing, and the Fightins randomly selected one winner for a grand prize package valued at over $5,000! The package featured the Ultimate Fan Experience for the March 31st Phillies Futures Game and season tickets for the entire 2016 season. The winner of the grand prize package is Matt Kirsch of Philadelphia. A Fightins representative will contact Matt to set up his one-of-a-kind experience.

The 50 Greatest Players will be an integral part of the much-anticipated 2016 Fightins promotional schedule. Fans will be able to find out how the 50 Greatest Players will be utilized as the promotional schedule is released piece-by-piece over the next few weeks leading up to February 18th, the day single game tickets go on sale.

Below is a list of the Fightins release schedule for the 2016 promotions:

Feb. 4             April 7th Opening Night Promotions
Feb. 5             Celebrity Guest Appearances
Feb. 8             50 Phillies Seasons Golden Bobbleheads for Adults
Feb. 9             50 Phillies Seasons Golden Bobbleheads for Kids
Feb. 10           Hall of Fame Night Inductees
Feb. 11           50 Phillies Seasons 50 Greatest Players Promotions
Feb. 12           Mega Blasts & Other Fireworks Shows
Feb. 15           Adult Giveaways
Feb. 16           Kids Giveaways 
Feb. 17           Full Schedule Announced

Season tickets, mini-plans, and group tickets for the 2016 season at FirstEnergy Stadium are available by visiting, calling the Fightin Phils Ticket Office at 610-370-BALL, or by stopping by the Fightin Phils Ticket Office in person at FirstEnergy Stadium. Follow the Fightin Phils on Twitter @ReadingFightins and like them on Facebook via

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