JockBio Vital Stats
  • Philadelphia Phillies • Second Base • #26
  • Height: 6' 1"
• Weight: 185 • Born: 12/17/78
  • Chase finished his career at UCLA second on the school’s all-time home run list with 53.
  • Chase and 11 of his UCLA teammates were chosen in the 2001 draft. That total broke the NCAA mark set by USC in 1998. Other Bruins drafted included Garrett Atkins, Rob Henkel and Freddie Mitchell, who went to the NFL.
  • In 2002, Chase won the Paul Owens Award as Philly’s best minor leaguer.
  • Chase was only the third Phillie to hit a grandslam in his first big-league at-bat. The last to do it was Jim Command in 1954.
  • Chase's 35-game hitting streak in 2006 made him and Jimmy Rollins the first time teammates to lead the league in longest streaks in back-to-back years since Willie Mays (tied for the lead with 20 in 1963) and Willie McCovey (24 games in 1964) with the San Francisco Giants.
  • Chase had seven multi-homer games in 2006. He shares the team record with Ryan Howard and Dick Allen.
  • In 2006, Chase became the third Phillie with 200 hits and 30 homers in a season. Chuck Klein and Lefty O’Doul were the others.
  • In 2007, Chase and Jimmy Rollins became the first middle infield dup in NL history to hit 25 homers apiece in the same season.
  • Chase led the NL in 2007 with 25 HBPs.
  • Chase was the NL Player of the Month in April of 2008.
  • Chase was a perfect 23-for-23 in stolen bases in 2009.
  • Chase set a record in Game 1 of the 2009 World Series when he reached base safely for the 26th consecutive posteason game. The old record was held by Boog Powell.
  • Chase was hit by 24 pitches in 2009—the most in the majors.
  • Chase, who passed Ed Delahanty on the Phils' all-time list with his 35-gamer, owns the 11th-longest streak in NL history and 20th-longest in major league history.
  • Chase was a Sociology Major at UCLA.
  • Chase has two devoted fan clubs at Citizens Bank Park: Chase’s Chicks and Utley’s Ugleys.
  • Chase says the most famous person he's ever met is former Dodgers manager Tommy Lasorda.
  • Chase has a scar on the right side of his jaw. When asked about it, all he says is, "Bike accident."
  • Chase’s favorite TV show is ESPN's "Baseball Tonight." His favorite song is "Take Me Out to the Ball Game."
  • Other favorites: Food, Sushi, Drink, Water; Movie, "Braveheart", Actress, Charlize Theron, Video game, Tiger Woods PGA Tour 06; Philly restaurant, Morimoto on Chestnut Street; Sport to play, Golf; Sport to watch on TV, Football.
  • Chase loves to travel. Italy is among his top destinations.
  • In 2010, Chase and his wife Jennifer hosted a fundraiser for the Pennsylvania SPCA in Philadelphia's Electric Factory.

 


 

 


Willie Mays, 1958 Hires

 


Boog Powell, 1967 Dell Sports

 


Ed Delahanty,
1950 Hall of Fame card

 



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