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Five Fun Facts About Chase Utley Of The Phillies

Filed under: 5 Fun Facts — by Mark on April 28, 2014

Chase Utley is one of the more reliable hitters of his era in Major League Baseball. His defense at second base is also stellar. Here is a look at five fun facts about this great baseball player.

Chase Utley In The Minors

Before making it to the big leagues, Chase Utley played minor league baseball with three different teams: The Batavia Muckdogs, Clearwater Phillies, and Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Red Barons.

His First Game Ever

In his first career MLB start, a 9-1 Philadelphia win over the Rockies, Chase Utley went 2 for 4 with 2 runs scored, a double, a home run, and four RBI.

First All-Star Game Appearance

In Chase Utley’s very first at bat in the All-Star Game, he hit a one-out single off of Kenny Rogers in the 2007 summer contest.

Ouch!

Chase Utley led the league in getting hit by pitch three years in a row when he was plunked 25 times in 2007, 27 times in 2008, and 24 times in 2009.

Hits x 20

The first pitcher Chase Utley would accumulate 20 or more career hits against was Derek Lowe.

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