Looking back at Phillies rookie records

Looking back at Phillies rookie records

Third baseman Maikel Franco is putting up some impressive numbers in his rookie season. However, since he didn't reach the Majors until May 15, his final numbers will fall short of any new record for a Phillies rookie. Here's a look at club records for a rookie since 1900:

Hitting

Games: 162, Dick Allen (1964) *
At-bats: 701, Juan Samuel (1984) *
Runs: 125, Allen
Hits: 201, Allen
Singles: 134, Fresco Thompson (1927)
Doubles: 39, Kiddo Davis (1932)
Triples: 19, Samuel
Home runs: 30, Willie Montanez (1971)
Total base: 352, Allen
RBI: 103, Pinky Whitney (1928)
Sacrifice flies: 13, Montanez *
Walks: 84, Ed Bouchee (1957)
Intentional walks: 14, Montanez *
Strikeouts: 168, Samuel*
Stolen bases: 72, Samuel
Average: .333, Richie Ashburn (1948)
Slugging percentage: .557, Allen

Pitching

Games: 65, Jack Baldschun (1961)
Games started: 42, George McQuillan (1908)
Complete games: 32, McQuillan
Innings pitched: 367, Grover Cleveland Alexander (1911)
Hits allowed: 285, Alexander
Runs allowed: unknown
Home runs allowed: 25, Ray Semproch (1958) & Matt Beech (1997)
Walks: 107, Jack Hamilton (1962)
Strikeouts: 227, Alexander
Wild pitches: 22, Hamilton
Wins: 28, Alexander *
Losses: 19, Al Gerheauser (1943)
Shutouts: 7, McQuillan & Alexander
Saves: 16, Jack Meyer (1955)
Lowest ERA: 1.53, McQuillan

Pinch-hitting

At-bats: 61, Jeff Grotewold, 1992
Hits, 16, Mike Rogodzinski, 1973
Home runs, 3, Len Matuszek, 1984; Dave Holliins, 1990; Grotewold

* National League record

Larry Shenk is the vice president of Alumni Relations for the Phillies. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.