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PHILLIES RETIRED NUMBERS

Mike Schmidt
POSITION
3B
BATS-THROWS
R-R
HEIGHT
6-2
WEIGHT
203
BORN
September 27, 1949
Dayton, OH
CAREER
Played his entire 18-year career with the Phillies (1972-89) establishing himself as the greatest overall third baseman in the game.

HOW OBTAINED
Phillies second-round selection in the June, 1971 amateur draft out of Ohio University where he was a shortstop.

OFFENSE
Led NL in homers a record eight times; RBI, four times; slugging percentage, five times and on-base percentage, three times . . . Only Hank Aaron (15 times) hit 30 homers in a season more times than Mike's 13. And only Babe Ruth (12 times) hit 35 homers more than Mike's 11 . . . At retirement, he ranked 7th in home runs (3rd on NL list), 15th in extra-base hits (6th, NL) and tied for 22nd in RBI (6th, NL) . . .Ranks 9th on the all-time home run list going into the 2002 season . . . Holds career records for a third baseman in home runs (509), RBI and extra-base hits . . . Also holds the major league record for homers in a season for a third baseman, 48, in 1980 . . . Won six Silver Sluggers for offensive excellence at his position.

DEFENSE
Held 10 NL fielding records when he retired . . . Won 10 Gold Gloves, most in NL history . . . All-time rankings at third base: games (2,212), assists and assists per game, third; double plays, fourth.

HONORS
Won three MVP awards (1980, '81, '86), one of four players to do so in the NL; is also only one of five to win back-to-back MVPs . . . Held 14 major league records, 18 National League records, 24 Phillies career records and 11 Phillies season records when he retired . . . Played in five League Championship Series and two World Series; was awarded 1980 WS MVP . . . 12-time All-Star, elected as the starter nine times . . . Named Baseball Player of the Decade (1980s) by The Sporting News . . . Voted Greatest Phillies Player Ever in 1983 poll of fans . . . Number retired May 26, 1990 . . . Elected to National Baseball Hall of Fame in 1995, the 26th player to enter on his first ballot.


AVG G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB
.267 2404 8362 1506 2234 408 59 548 1595 1507 1883 174
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