On May 29, 1989 the greatest player in Philadelphia Phillies history, third baseman Mike Schmidt, suddenly and surprisingly retired in San Diego.
The 'Phillies 50' pitching entry from the 1996 club is lefty Rafael Quirico, who made just one completely forgettable appearance with the ball club.
The final position-by-position comparison between the 1980 and 2008 Philadelphia Phillies world champions with Bake McBride and Jayson Werth in right field.
Utility player Mike Robertson is the 'Phillies 50' series position player from the 1997 club. He appeared in three MLB seasons with three teams.
While the Philadelphia Phillies began play in the 1883 in the National League, their first season of competition came a year earlier in the League Alliance.