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Phillies Milestones: Byrd at 999 Ks, Papelbon chasing Tugger

In addition to Rollins' upcoming milestones, Byrd's next K will be his 1000th, and Papelbon looks to tie McGraw for 5th most Phillies saves.

Mitchell Layton

Recent milestones by Phillies players, and those that may be reached over the next week...

Jimmy Rollins

  • Rollins reached 20 steals in the Nationals series, making this his 11th season with 10+ HR and 20+ steals. No other shortstop has more than eight such seasons:

    11 - Jimmy Rollins
    8 - Derek Jeter
    7 - Barry Larkin
    6 - Hanley Ramirez
    5 - Jose Reyes

  • His 20th steal also gave him 13 seasons with 20+. Only two shortstops have more:

    16 - Ozzie Smith
    14 - Bert Campaneris

  • His next time caught stealing (6th of the year) will be the 95th of his career and will put him past Larry Bowa for sole possession of #1 in Phillies history. Caught stealing stats have been kept since 1951. When talking about Rollins and this caught stealing mark, lest people get the wrong idea it always feels necessary to add that Rollins has had one of the highest stealing success rates in history:

    9th highest among the 147 players with 300+ attempts
    4th highest among the 44 with 500+

  • With two more extra base hits (37 total this year), Rollins will reach 800 for his career. He'll be...
    - the 2nd Phillie with 800+, joining Mike Schmidt (1015)
    - and the 5th shortstop in baseball history with that many, joining Ripken (1078), Wagner (996), Jeter (859), and Cronin (803).
  • Rollins is also three stolen bases away from 450 for his career. When he reaches that, along with the 800 extra base hits, the exclusive club of players with that combination will get an 8th member:


  • Three more home runs (18 total) will tie Rollins with Cy Williams for 8th most home runs in Phils history, at 217. Cy Williams (not Ted) was the original target of the "Williams Shift" that Howard knows so well.
  • Rollins also needs five RBI (54 for the year) to tie Sherry Magee for 7th in Phillies history, at 886.

Chase Utley

  • Utley needs five more extra base hits (43 for the year) to reach 600 for his career. He had 29 extra base hits in April-May, but has only had 9 in June-July. In any case, when he does get five more he will join this group with 600+:

    1015 - Mike Schmidt
    798 - Jimmy Rollins
    686 - Ed Delahanty
    643 - Chuck Klein
    634 - Del Ennis

  • His next HBP (9th this year) will tie Utley with Kid Elberfeld for 17th most all-time, at 165. Derek Jeter is 16th (167), and Alex Rodriguez 15th (169). Elberfeld was a turn of the century infielder who first came up with the Phillies (his SABR bio).

Marlon Byrd

  • Byrd's next strikeout (his 134th this year) will be the 1,000th of his career. For his first 11 years in the majors, Byrd's K% was 17.1%, and his Isolated Power .135. Over the last two years, it's been 26.6%, with an ISO of .214.

Jonathan Papelbon

  • On the Phillies' all-time list, Papelbon's next save (27th this year) to tie Tug McGraw for 5th, at 94.
  • On the MLB all-time list, he needs two more (28 total) to tie Robb Nen for 19th, at 314.


For reference:

Phillies All-time hitting leaders
Phillies All-time pitching leaders