Recalling all the Phillies who reached 30 and 100 like Bryce Harper
Even in a year when power is up across the league, Bryce Harper's 30-homer, 100-RBI season means something. Harper reached 30 home runs with 26 games left and reached 100 RBI with 25 left.
Harper is one of 11 major-leaguers to reach 30 & 100. The others are Mike Trout, Cody Bellinger, Pete Alonso, Jorge Soler, Freddie Freeman, Nolan Arenado, Josh Bell, Eduardo Escobar, Anthony Rendon and Xander Bogaerts.
As of Sept. 4, Harper was on pace for 35 homers and 118 RBI. He will set a career-high with his next RBI, and 35 homers would be his second-most ever.
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Schmidt reached 30 and 100 a franchise-best nine times. Will Harper approach that record during his 13 years here?
The Big Piece reached 30 & 100 in six straight seasons from 2006-11. The first four years of that stretch, Howard averaged 50 homers and 143 RBI. Feels unlikely we'll see that anytime soon around here, if ever again.
Klein, pictured here sliding into third base, was one of the best in baseball from 1928-36, a period during which he hit .341 with a .990 OPS and averaged 29 homers and 109 RBI per season.
In 1930, Klein set the Phillies' records for doubles (59), RBI (170) and extra-base hits (107) in a single season. Those records still stand today.
The Bull had three 30-100 seasons with the Phillies, in 1975, 1977 and 1978. He was the National League MVP runner-up in both '75 and '77, to Joe Morgan and George Foster.
Oh, what could have been if not for Utley's knee condition. Utley had 30-100 seasons in 2006 and 2008 but his prime was cut short by nagging injuries.
Still, from 2005-09, there was no more complete player in baseball than Utley. He hit .301/.388/.535 over that span and averaged 29 homers, 101 RBI, 39 doubles, 15 steals and 111 runs per season.
Thome well exceeded 30 and 100 both full seasons he was here, hitting 47 homers with 131 RBI in 2003 and going for 42 and 105 in 2004.
Altogether, Thome had nine career seasons reaching both thresholds.
Burrell did it twice, with 37 and 116 in his third season and 32 and 117 in his sixth season.
Burrell's career numbers with the Phillies (.257/.367/.485) are similar to Harper's this season (.256/.370/.502). The league's offensive environment in 2019 is similar to what it was during the totality of Burrell's Phillies run in the early-2000s.
In 2001 and 2004, Abreu narrowly reached both marks. He did it in 2001 with a .393 OBP and in '04 with a .428 OBP. He did not place in the Top 15 of MVP voting either year.
Callison reached the mark in back-to-back years, 1964 and 1965. We don't have to rehash what went down in '64.
Rolen had 31 and 110 in 1998, his second full season. It turned out to be his best with the Phillies. In 2002, the year the Phillies traded Rolen to St. Louis, he again finished with exactly 31 and 110.
Semi-surprising that Allen had only one 30-100 season with the Phillies and three in his career. He hit 30-plus homers six times but typically did so with about 90 RBI.
Ennis had 31 and 126 for the 1950 Phillies, finishing fourth in MVP voting behind Jim Konstanty, Stan Musial and Eddie Stanky.
Six years removed from pitching in 1929, the O'Doul hit .398 with 32 homers and 122 RBI. Four National Leaguers that year hit .372 or better: O'Doul, Rogers Hornsby, Babe Herman and Bill Terry.
Williams led the majors in 1923 with 41 homers. He drove in 114. The Phillies went 50-104 that year and nobody else hit even a dozen home runs for them.
(Not pictured in this list: Don Hurst, who had 31 and 125 in 1929.)