In recent years, the Philadelphia Phillies have been one of baseball’s top home run hitting teams. Since 2006, they have finished in the top five in home runs in every season. One of the reasons for that dominance has been the big bat of current first baseman Ryan Howard who has already notched four 40-homer seasons. The Philadelphia Phillies all-time home run leaders include Howard and the player with the most National League home run crowns.
1. Mike Schmidt: 548 home runs
The Philadelphia Phillies all-time home run leader and the top player in franchise history is Hall of Fame third baseman Mike Schmidt. From 1972 to 1989, Schmidt played his entire 18-year Major League Career in a Phillies’ uniform as one of baseball’s great power hitters. Schmidt led the National League in home runs a record eight times. He topped the 40-home run mark three times and bested 30 in 13 different seasons. Mike Schmidt’s 548 career home runs rank 15th all-time in Major League history.
2. Del Ennis: 259 home runs
One of the top run producers in baseball during his playing days, outfielder Del Ennis ranks second among Philadelphia Phillies all-time home run leaders. Ennis averaged more than 20 home runs per season for his 11 years with the team. He was very consistent throughout his time with the Phillies, though he was only named to three All-Star teams. Ennis had a pair of 30 home run years and seven seasons with 100 or more RBI.
3. Pat Burrell: 251 home runs
Outfielder Pat Burrell spent the prime of his career in Philadelphia and became the third leading home run hitter in Phillies history. From 2000 to 2008, Burrell patrolled left field for the Phillies as a consistently strong middle-of-the-order hitter. He had four seasons of 30-plus home runs and he hit at least 18 in every year with the organization.
4. Ryan Howard: 245 home runs
First baseman Ryan Howard is quickly climbing the charts of Philadelphia Phillies all-time home run leaders. In 2010, Howard passed Greg Luzinski and Chuck Klein to move into the fourth spot and by season’s end, he could rank as high as second. Through just six Major League seasons, Howard already possessed four of the top six home run totals in team history. He has hit at least 45 home runs in each of his last four seasons with a career high of 58 coming in his 2006 NL MVP season.
5. Chuck Klein: 243 home runs
A member of the team in the 1920s, 1930s, and 1940s, Hall of Fame outfielder Chuck Klein ranks fifth among Philadelphia Phillies all-time home run leaders. Klein played three stints in Philadelphia for a total of 15 seasons with his most successful campaigns coming during his early career. He led the National League in home runs four times including three straight years from 1931 to 1933. Chuck Klein earned spots on a pair of All-Star teams and won the 1932 NL MVP Award.