By Sally Fahey
Chase Utley is probably the best second baseman in Phillies history.
Even though he was traded to the Dodgers in 2015.
And tonight the Citizens Bank Park faithful will get a chance to show what they think of Utley, who recently announced that he’s retiring after the 2018 season.
During his 12-year playing career in Philly, Utley played with a grit and determination and earned five All-Star berths and winning four Silver Slugger awards during his career.
He has a .276 career average with 259 home runs. He is renowned for his base-stealing ability, with 153 steals in 175 attempts. In 2006, he had 32 homers among his 203 hits, scored an NL-best 131 runs and finished seventh in the MVP voting.
The Phillies traded Utley to the Dodgers in August 2015, bringing him back to his roots. He was born in nearby Pasadena and played at Long Beach Poly High and UCLA.
Utley will also be honored during a pre-game tribute on a future date, after the completion of his playing career, according to the Phillies.