Which Uniform Number Will Phillies Retire Next?

Which Uniform Number Will Phillies Retire Next?
Fact Checked by Pat McLoone

With all the excitement over the last two playoff appearances for the Philadelphia Phillies, did you know that the team has not retired a former player's number the last three seasons?

So, with spring training starting next month in Clearwater, Fla., PennStakes.com – your source for Pennsylvania sports betting - compiled probable odds on which number the Phillies might retire next.

Next Philadelphia Phillies Retired Number Odds

These are hypothetical odds from PennStakes.com you won’t find on any of the fine PA  sports betting apps

NumberPlayerPct. ChanceOdds
11Jimmy Rollins40%+150
26Chase Utley40%+150
35Cole Hamels10%+900
6Ryan Howard7.7%+1200
27Aaron Nola1%+1000
Other0.4%+25000

 

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Rollins and Utley a Combo Again

Shortstop Jimmy Rollins (No. 11) and second baseman Chase Utley (No. 26) are tied for the top spot at +150 (40% chance). Pitcher Cole Hamels (35) is third on the list at +900 (10%) and first baseman Ryan Howard (6) is fourth at +1200 (77%).

Current pitcher Aaron Nola (27) rounds out the top five at +10000 (1%). Any other player not mentioned is an even longer shot at +25000 (0.4%).

The top four players on the list were all part of the last World Series title in Philadelphia (2008) and all are very deserving to be the 11th player to join a list of Philadelphia greats.

The 10 jersey numbers retired are:

  • 1: Richie Ashburn (Retired 1997)
  • 14: Jim Bunning (2001)
  • 15: Dick Allen (2020)
  • 20: Mike Schmidt (1990)
  • 32: Steve Carlton (1989)
  • 34: Roy Halladay (2021)
  • 36: Robin Roberts (1962)
  • 42:  Jackie Robinson (Retired by MLB - 1997)
  • P: Grover Cleveland Alexander (2001, awarded “P” due to no number)
  • P: Chuck Klein (2022, awarded “P” due to no number).

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Over at ESPN Bet Pennsylvania Thursday, the Phillies are tied with the Houston Astros and defending World Champion Texas Rangers (+1000) for fourth favorite to win the World Series. 
 
Philadelphia (+600) is listed as the third favorite to win the National League pennant, behind the Atlanta Braves (+375) and the favored Los Angeles Dodgers (+200).

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Lou Monaco had been East Coast Scene columnist for Gaming Today in Las Vegas since June 2019, covering the East Coast sportsbook scene with emphasis on NJ and PA. He also currently is a part-time writer for the high school sports department for NJ Advanced Media (NJ.com) in Iselin, NJ. Lou has over 30 years sports experience with previous stints at ESPN SportsTicker, Daily Racing Form and Oddschecker.

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