Philadelphia Phillies all-time roster (W–Z)

The Philadelphia Phillies are a Major League Baseball team based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. They are a member of the Eastern Division of Major League Baseball's National League. The team has played officially under two names since beginning play in 1883: the current moniker, as well as the "Quakers", which was used in conjunction with "Phillies" during the team's early history.[1][2] The team was also known unofficially as the "Blue Jays" during the World War II era.[3] Since the franchise's inception, 1,892 players have made an appearance in a competitive game for the team, whether as an offensive player (batting and baserunning) or a defensive player (fielding, pitching, or both).

Of those 1,892 Phillies, 114 have had surnames beginning with the letter W, 8 beginning with the letter Y, and 7 beginning with the letter Z; there has never been a Phillies player, nor a player in Major League Baseball history, whose surname begins with the letter X.[4][5] Two have been inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame: center fielder Lloyd Waner, who was a Phillie during the 1942 season;[6] and left fielder Hack Wilson, who played for Philadelphia in 1934.[7] One member of this list has been elected to the Philadelphia Baseball Wall of Fame; center fielder Cy Williams played 13 seasons for the Phillies, leading the National League in home runs three times in that span.[8][9]

Among the 70 batters in this list, catcher Matt Walbeck has the highest batting average, at 1.000; he notched a hit in his only at-bat with Philadelphia.[10] Other players with an average above .300 include Charlie Waitt (.333 in one season),[11] Curt Walker (.311 in four seasons),[12] Harry Walker (.339 in two seasons),[13] Phil Weintraub (.311 in one season),[14] Pinky Whitney (.307 in ten seasons),[15] and Williams (.306). Williams also leads this list in home runs, with 217, and runs batted in (RBI), with 795.[9] Among the players whose surnames start with Y and Z, Charlie Yingling (.250) and Charlie Ziegler (.273) have the highest averages;[16][17] Del Young and Todd Zeile lead their respective lists in home runs and RBI.[18][19]

Of this list's 59 pitchers, four share the best win–loss record, in terms of winning percentage; Fred Wenz won two games and lost none in his Phillies career,[20] while Bob Wells, Deke White, and Mike Zagurski each earned a win in their only decisions.[21][22][23] Rick Wise leads all members of this list in victories (75) and defeats (76),[24] and is one of ten Phillies pitchers to throw a no-hitter, accomplishing the feat on June 23, 1971.[25] Randy Wolf leads in strikeouts, having thrown 971 in his eight-season Phillies career.[26] The earned run average (ERA) leaders are Huck Wallace and Dan Warthen; each amassed a 0.00 ERA by allowing no earned runs in their Phillies careers.[27][28] One position player, right fielder Glenn Wilson, also sports a 0.00 ERA after his only pitching appearance with Philadelphia.[29] Among players who have allowed runs, Billy Wagner's 1.86 ERA is best.[30] Leaders among the Y- and Z-named pitchers include Floyd Youmans (1 win, 5.70 ERA, 20 strikeouts), Zagurski (36 strikeouts), and Tom Zachary (4.26 ERA).[23][31][32]

One player, Bucky Walters, has made 30% or more of his Phillies appearances as a pitcher and a position player. He amassed a 38–53 pitching record with a 4.48 ERA while batting .260 with seven home runs as a third baseman.[33]

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Key to symbols in player list(s)
or Indicates a member of the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum; indicates that the Phillies are the player's primary team[H]
§ Indicates a member of the Philadelphia Baseball Wall of Fame
* Indicates a team record[R]
(#) A number following a player's name indicates that the number was retired by the Phillies in the player's honor.
Year Italic text indicates that the player is a member of the Phillies' active (25-man) roster.[34]
Position(s) Indicates the player's primary position(s)[P]
Notes Statistics shown only for playing time with Phillies[S]
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List of players whose surnames begin with W, showing season(s) and position(s) played and selected statistics
Name Season(s) Position(s) Notes Ref
Wagenhorst, WoodyWoody Wagenhorst
1888
Third baseman [38]
Wagner, BillyBilly Wagner
2004–2005
Pitcher [30]
Wagner, GaryGary Wagner
1965–1969
Pitcher [39]
Wagner, HalHal Wagner
1948–1949
Catcher [40]
Waitkus, EddieEddie Waitkus
1949–1953
1955
First baseman [41]
Waitt, CharlieCharlie Waitt
1883
Center fielder [11]
Walbeck, MattMatt Walbeck
2001
Pinch hitter[a] [10]
Walczak, EdEd Walczak
1945
Second baseman [42]
Walk, BobBob Walk
1980
Pitcher [43]
Walker, CurtCurt Walker
1921–1924
Right fielder [12]
Walker, HarryHarry Walker
1947–1948
Center fielder [13]
Walker, MartyMarty Walker
1928
Pitcher [44]
Walker, TylerTyler Walker
2009
Pitcher [45]
Wallace, DaveDave Wallace
1973–1974
Pitcher [46]
Wallace, DocDoc Wallace
1919
Shortstop [47]
Wallace, HuckHuck Wallace
1912
Pitcher [27]
Wallace, MikeMike Wallace
1973–1974
Pitcher [48]
Walls, LeeLee Walls
1960–1961
Third baseman [49]
Walrond, LesLes Walrond
2008
Pitcher [50]
Walsh, AugieAugie Walsh
1927–1928
Pitcher [51]
Walsh, JimmyJimmy Walsh
1910–1913
Second baseman [52]
Walsh, JohnJohn Walsh
1903
Third baseman [53]
Walsh, WaltWalt Walsh
1920
Pinch runner[b] [54]
Walters, BuckyBucky Walters
1934–1938
Pitcher
Third baseman
[33]
Walters, KenKen Walters
1960–1961
Right fielder [55]
Waner, LloydLloyd Waner
1942
Center fielder [6]
Ward, BryanBryan Ward
2000
Pitcher [56]
Ward, JoeJoe Ward
1906
1909–1910
Second baseman [57]
Ward, PiggyPiggy Ward
1883
1889
Second baseman [58]
Ward, TurnerTurner Ward
2001
Pinch hitter[c] [59]
Warner, FredFred Warner
1883
Third baseman [60]
Warner, JackJack Warner
1933
Second baseman [61]
Warren, BennieBennie Warren
1939–1942
Catcher [62]
Warthen, DanDan Warthen
1977
Pitcher [28]
Wasdell, JimmyJimmy Wasdell
1943–1946
Left fielder
First baseman
[63]
Washburn, LibeLibe Washburn
1903
Pitcher [64]
Washer, BuckBuck Washer
1905
Pitcher [65]
Watkins, DaveDave Watkins
1969
Catcher [66]
Watkins, EdEd Watkins
1902
Left fielder [67]
Watkins, GeorgeGeorge Watkins
1935–1936
Left fielder [68]
Watson, MiltMilt Watson
1918–1919
Pitcher [69]
Watt, EddieEddie Watt
1974
Pitcher [70]
Watt, FrankFrank Watt
1931
Pitcher [71]
Watwood, JohnnyJohnny Watwood
1939
First baseman [72]
Webb, BillBill Webb
1943
Pitcher [73]
Webster, LennyLenny Webster
1995
Catcher [74]
Wehmeier, HermHerm Wehmeier
1954–1956
Pitcher [75]
Wehrmeister, DaveDave Wehrmeister
1984
Pitcher [76]
Weinert, LeftyLefty Weinert
1919–1924
Pitcher [77]
Weintraub, PhilPhil Weintraub
1938
First baseman [14]
Weiser, BudBud Weiser
1915–1916
Center fielder
Left fielder
[78]
Welch, MikeMike Welch
1998
Pitcher [79]
Welchonce, HarryHarry Welchonce
1911
Right fielder
Center fielder
[80]
Wells, BobBob Wells
1994
Pitcher [21]
Wendell, LewLew Wendell
1924–1926
Catcher [81]
Wendell, TurkTurk Wendell
2001
2003
Pitcher [82]
Wenz, FredFred Wenz
1970
Pitcher [20]
Werth, JaysonJayson Werth
2007–2010
Right fielder [83]
West, DavidDavid West
1993–1996
Pitcher [84]
Westlake, JimJim Westlake
1955
Pinch hitter[d] [85]
Westlake, WallyWally Westlake
1956
Pinch hitter[e] [86]
Weston, MickeyMickey Weston
1992
Pitcher [87]
Weyhing, GusGus Weyhing
1892–1895
Pitcher [88]
Wheat, MackMack Wheat
1920–1921
Catcher [89]
Wheeler, GeorgeGeorge Wheeler
1896–1899
Pitcher [90]
White, BillBill White
1966–1968
First baseman [91]
White, DekeDeke White
1895
Pitcher [22]
White, DocDoc White
1901–1902
Pitcher [92]
White, RickRick White
2006
Pitcher [93]
White, SammySammy White
1962
Catcher [94]
Whiten, MarkMark Whiten
1995–1996
Right fielder [95]
Whiteside, MattMatt Whiteside
1998
Pitcher [96]
Whiting, JesseJesse Whiting
1902
Pitcher [97]
Whitman, DickDick Whitman
1950–1951
Right fielder
Center fielder
[98]
Whitney, PinkyPinky Whitney
1928–1933
1936–1939
Third baseman [15]
Whitrock, BillBill Whitrock
1896
Pitcher [99]
Whitted, PossumPossum Whitted
1915–1919
Left fielder [100]
Wilber, DelDel Wilber
1951–1952
Catcher [101]
Wilhelm, KaiserKaiser Wilhelm
1921
Pitcher [102]
Williams, CyCy Williams§
1918–1930
Center fielder [9]
Williams, GeorgeGeorge Williams
1961
Second baseman [103]
Williams, MikeMike Williams
1992–1996
2003
Pitcher [104]
Williams, MitchMitch Williams
1991–1993
Pitcher [105]
Williams, PopPop Williams
1903
Pitcher [106]
Willingham, HughHugh Willingham
1931–1933
Shortstop [107]
Willoughby, ClaudeClaude Willoughby
1925–1930
Pitcher [108]
Wilson, BillBill Wilson
1969–1973
Pitcher [109]
Wilson, GlennGlenn Wilson
1984–1987
Right fielder [29]
Wilson, HackHack Wilson
1934
Left fielder [7]
Wilson, JimmieJimmie Wilson
1923–1928
1934–1938
Catcher [110]
Wilson, MaxMax Wilson
1940
Pitcher [111]
Wiltse, HalHal Wiltse
1931
Pitcher [112]
Wine, BobbyBobby Wine
1960
1962–1968
Shortstop [113]
Winston, DarrinDarrin Winston
1997–1998
Pitcher [114]
Winters, JesseJesse Winters
1921–1923
Pitcher [115]
Wise, RickRick Wise
1964
1966–1971
Pitcher [24]
Withrow, FrankFrank Withrow
1920
1922
Catcher [116]
Wockenfuss, JohnJohn Wockenfuss
1984–1985
First baseman
Catcher
[117]
Woehr, AndyAndy Woehr
1923–1924
Third baseman [118]
Wolf, RandyRandy Wolf
1999–2006
Pitcher [26]
Wolff, BillBill Wolff
1902
Pitcher [119]
Wolstenholme, AbeAbe Wolstenholme
1883
Catcher
Left fielder
[120]
Wolverton, HarryHarry Wolverton
1900–1904
Third baseman [121]
Wood, GeorgeGeorge Wood
1886–1889
Left fielder [122]
Wood, PetePete Wood
1889
Pitcher [123]
Woods, JimJim Woods
1960–1961
Third baseman [124]
Woodward, FrankFrank Woodward
1918–1919
Pitcher [125]
Wooten, ShawnShawn Wooten
2004
First baseman [126]
Worley, VanceVance Worley
2010–2011
Pitcher [127]
Worrell, TimTim Worrell
2004–2005
Pitcher [128]
Wrightstone, RussRuss Wrightstone
1920–1928
Third baseman
First baseman
[129]
Wyatt, WhitWhit Wyatt
1945
Pitcher [130]
Wyrostek, JohnnyJohnny Wyrostek
1946–1947
1952–1954
Right fielder
Center fielder
[131]



List of players whose surnames begin with Y, showing season(s) and position(s) played and selected statistics
Name Season(s) Position(s) Notes Ref
Yarnall, RustyRusty Yarnall
1926
Pitcher [132]
Yeabsley, BertBert Yeabsley
1919
Pinch hitter[f] [133]
Yingling, CharlieCharlie Yingling
1894
Shortstop [16]
Youmans, FloydFloyd Youmans
1989
Pitcher [31]
Young, BobbyBobby Young
1958
Second baseman [134]
Young, DelDel Young
1937–1940
Shortstop
Second baseman
[18]
Young, DickDick Young
1951–1952
Second baseman [135]
Young, MikeMike Young
1988
Right fielder [136]
List of players whose surnames begin with Z, showing season(s) and position(s) played and selected statistics
Name Season(s) Position(s) Notes Ref
Zachary, TomTom Zachary
1936
Pitcher [137]
Zachry, PatPat Zachry
1985
Pitcher [32]
Zagurski, MikeMike Zagurski
2007
2010–2011
Pitcher [23]
Zeile, ToddTodd Zeile
1996
Third baseman [19]
Ziegler, CharlieCharlie Ziegler
1900
Third baseman [17]
Zimmer, ChiefChief Zimmer
1903
Catcher [138]
Zuber, JonJon Zuber
1996
1998
First baseman [139]

Footnotes

Key
  • H The National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum determines which cap a player wears on their plaque, signifying "the team with which he made his most indelible mark". The Hall of Fame considers the player's wishes in making their decision, but the Hall makes the final decision as "it is important that the logo be emblematic of the historical accomplishments of that player’s career".[140]
  • P Players are listed at a position if they appeared in 30% of their games or more during their Phillies career, as defined by Baseball-Reference. Additional positions may be shown on the Baseball-Reference website by following each player's citation.
  • R Franchise batting and pitching leaders are drawn from Baseball-Reference. A total of 1,500 plate appearances are needed to qualify for batting records,[141] and 500 innings pitched or 50 decisions are required to qualify for pitching records.[142]
  • S Statistics are correct as of the end of the 2010 Major League Baseball season.
Table
  • a Matt Walbeck is listed by Baseball-Reference as a catcher, but never appeared in a game in the field for the Phillies.
  • b Walt Walsh is listed by Baseball-Reference without a position; he never appeared in a game in the field in his major league career.
  • c Turner Ward is listed by Baseball-Reference as an outfielder, but never appeared in a game in the field for the Phillies.
  • d Jim Westlake is listed by Baseball-Reference without a position; he never appeared in a game in the field in his major league career.
  • e Wally Westlake is listed by Baseball-Reference as an outfielder and third baseman, but never appeared in a game in the field for the Phillies.
  • f Bert Yeabsley is listed by Baseball-Reference without a position; he never appeared in a game in the field in his major league career.

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