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6:23 AM / Tuesday January 28, 2020

9 Aug 2019

Phillies select Venezuela’s Bobby Abreu to the Wall of Fame

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August 9, 2019 Category: Sports Posted by:

ABOVE PHOTO: Bobby Abreu at podium. (Webster Riddick)

Bobby Abreu (Webster Riddick)

In his ninth season with the Phillies, Abreu hit .303 with 348 doubles, 42 triples,195 home runs and a 841 RBI while stealing 254 bases.

He had the greatest on base percentage in Phillies history post-deadball era.

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Abreu was first modern day Phillie to hit 50 doubles in a season and one of the franchise’s all-time greatest hitters.

The Venezuela native becomes the third foreign born player on the Wall of Fame, joining Tony Taylor from Cuba and Juan Samuel form Dominican Republic.

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