PHILLIES’ CHASE UTLEY A RARITY: LAST OF THE ONE-TEAM WONDERS!

Chase Utley broke into the Phillies’ lineup in 2003! Now he’s about to be gone, wearing another team’s uniform for the first time, finishing his career in unfamiliar surroundings, an odd blip at the end that we try to forget about but can’t.

One wonders if it’s tempting for Utley to simply refused to be traded and go ahead and retire as a Phillie, never once soiled by being seen in another team’s jersey. Because while opportunities to win a World Series are rare, spending your entire career in one jersey is even rarer.

Currently, Utley is the active leader in plate appearances made for only one franchise, and he’s 59th all-time, a designation he’ll lose if he’s shipped out by Aug. 31. This is something that’s just not done anymore.

Check out this piece:

http://www.sportsonearth.com/article/142688250/chase-utley-trade-longest-tenure-one-team

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