Perhaps one of the most beloved Philly professional athletes of all-time, Chase Utley was a core member of the successful Phillies teams between 2007 and 2011. Utley was picked 15th overall in the 2000 Major League Baseball draft by the Phillies out of the University of California. He made a mark early on in his career, blasting a grand slam for his first major league hit against the Colorado Rockies on April 24, 2003.
From there, Utley established himself as one of the best second baseman in baseball. His 35-game hitting streak in 2006 was the second longest in franchise history and tied Luis Castillo for the longest hitting streak by a second baseman. Utley represented the Phillies in the All-Star Game six times (2006-2010, 2014), and ranked in the top 15 of National League MVP voting in five consecutive years (2005-2009). In 2009, he was named as the second baseman on Sports Illustrated's MLB All-Decade Team.
Utley was dubbed “The Man” by Hall of Fame broadcaster Harry Kalas. On August 9, 2006 versus the Atlanta Braves, Utley was on second base following a bases-clearing double to left-center field. Utley scored from second on a chopper back to the pitcher by Ryan Howard to extend the Phillies' lead. That kind of aggressive, heads-up play would define Utley as a player, as well as endear him to Phillies fans.
- Six-time National League All-Star
- Four-time Silver Slugger Award Winner
- Over 1,600 hits
- Sixth in Phillies franchise history in home runs
- Seventh in Phillies franchise history in RBIs
- Fifth in Phillies history in doubles
- Seventh in Phillies history in extra-base hits
- Sixth in Phillies history in runs scored
- All-time Phillies franchise leader in being hit by pitches
- Hit five home runs during the 2009 World Series
- 2008 World Series Champion