Top 10 in Phillies relief appearances

Top 10 in Phillies relief appearances

What follows is the first in a series of Top 10 charts in Phillies history, with details below.

Today, most relief appearances.

• Phillies alumni

 
473 Ryan Madson 6-foot-6 RHP 2003-11
460 Tug McGraw LHP 1975-84
449 Ron Reed 6-foot-6 RHP 1976-83
363 Rheal Cormier LHP 2001-06  
357 Dick (Turk) Farrell RHP '56-60; '67-69
333 Jack Baldschun RHP 1961-65
330 Ricky Bottalico RHP '94-98; '01-02
291 Jim Konstandy RHP 1948-54
291 Kent Tekulve RHP 1985-88
288 Wayne Gomes RHP 1997-2001
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Madson: Originally drafted in the 9th round in 1998 out of Valley View High School, Moreno Valley, CA. In addition, started 1 game in 2004 and 17 in 2006. 47-30 record, 3.59 ERA with 52 saves, 1.294 WHIP.

McGraw: Acquired from the New York Mets, 12/3/74, along with Don Hahn and Dave Schneck for John Stearns, Del Unser and Mac Scarce . . . Plus, 3 starts, 1 each in 1978, 1979, 1983 . . . 49-37 record, 3.10 ERA, 94 saves, 1.198 WHIP . . . Recorded final out as Phillies won 1980 World Series.

Reed: Acquired from the St. Louis Cardinals, 12/9/73, for Mike Andersen . . . Also started 4 games in 1976, 3 in 1977 and 2 in 1982 . . . 57-38 record, 3.06 ERA, 90 saves, 1.25 WHIP.

Cormier: Signed as a free agent, 11/30/2000 . . . All 363 Phillies appearances were in relief, 28-21 record, 3.62 ERA, 2 saves . . . Pitcher of record in last Phillies win at the Vet and first win at Citizens Bank Park.

Farrell: Signed by the Phillies as an amateur free agent prior to the 1953 season . . . 47-41, 3.25 ERA, 83 saves; also started 2 games, one behind his major league debut, 9/21/56.

Baldschun: Selected in the Rule 5 draft from Cincinnati, 11/28/60 . . . 39-34, 3.18 ERA, 59 saves; averaged 66.6 relief appearances.

Bottalico: Signed as an amateur free agent, 7/21/91 . . . 15-25, 3.70 ERA, 78 saves . . . 1996 NL All-Star.

Konstandy: Obtained from the AAA Toronto roster prior to the 1948 season . . . 51-39, 3.64 ERA, 54 saves plus 23 starts; 16-7 in 74 appearances in 1950; NL MVP.

Tekulve: Acquired from the Pittsburg Pirates, April 20, 1985, for LHP Al Holland and a minor league pitcher (Frankie Griffin) . . . 24-26, 3.01 ERA, 25 saves; holds Phillies single-season record for most appearances, 90, in 1987.

Gomes: Phillies 1st-round selection in 1993 out of Old Dominion U. . . . 27-21, 4.42 ERA, 28 saves . . . Winning pitcher in MLB debut, the Phillies first interleague game (Toronto), 6/13/97.