Chase Utley’s All-Star Performance A Rare Feat by A Phillie

Chase Utley doubled in the National League’s first run of the game in the 2014 All-Star Game at Target Field on Tuesday night. Utley ripped a Jon Lester fastball that bounced high off of the fence in right-center — a home run in many other ballparks — to score Aramis Ramirez, cutting the American League’s lead to 3-1.

It was a nice sight to see, a Phillies player doing well in the All-Star Game. A Phillies hitter hadn’t reached base with a hit in the All-Star Game since Shane Victorino in 2009. Between 2009-13, Phillies All-Star hitters were a combined 1-for-12. But Utley’s feat was even rarer than that:

If you take away the RBI qualifier, the last Phillie with an extra-base hit in the All-Star Game was third baseman Dave Hollins in 1993.

On that note, here are the last Phillies to accomplish a feat in the All-Star Game:

  • Double: Chase Utley, 2014
  • Triple: Mike Schmidt, 1979
  • Home run: Mike Schmidt, 1981
  • Walk: Bobby Abreu, 2005
  • Stolen Base: Jimmy Rollins, 2001
  • Hit by pitch: Chase Utley, 2014
  • Multiple RBI: Ozzie Virgil, 1985
  • Multiple runs: Jimmy Rollins, 2002
  • Multiple hits: Jimmy Rollins, 2002
  • Multiple XBH: Mike Schmidt, 1981
  • Multiple walks: Mike Schmidt, 1974

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4 comments

  1. John

    July 16, 2014 07:09 PM

    Hit by Pitch: Chase Utley, 2014

    • Matt

      July 17, 2014 08:46 AM

      Chase is currently 18th in all-time HBP, I wonder how many he leaned into vs. otherwise? Dude is just a gamer.

  2. Bob

    July 17, 2014 01:43 PM

    What, no pitching stats? I kid. Bill, good stuff as always.

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