Pitching is a vital part of the game, and with the Phillies rotation we are expecting a few World Series championships.

With Cliff Lee going along with Roy Halladay, Roy Oswalt and Cole Hamels, we are all expecting the greatest starting rotation of the decade, or even of our lives!

This has sparked a lot of historical comparisons, to the Braves of old and to others.  This got me thinking, “Who are the best pitchers in Phillies’ history?”  This slideshow is devoted to just that.  Covering 3 centuries (19th, 20th and 21st) of Phillies’ history, here are the top 25 pitchers of the franchise.

3 Things To Remember:

1. All stats are with team unless specified otherwise.

2. Some of these players are very old and there are not many if any pictures of them.

3. Some rankings had to be adjusted according to era..

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