Born: 12/17/1978 in Pasadena, California
Major League Career: 2003-present
Games Played at Second Base: 1,038
Most Games Played For: Philadelphia Phillies
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Chase Utley provides more than just alphabetical convenience at letter U. When healthy, he's the best offensive second baseman in the National League. A five-time All-Star, Sports Illustrated named Utley their second baseman for the All-Decade Team in 2009.
For last year's A-Z Challenge, I featured players of the Baltimore Orioles/St. Louis Browns organization, my favorite baseball team. I managed to cover every position on the field except for one: second baseman. As such, I decided to devote this year's challenge entirely to the second base position, honoring the individuals who earned their keep playing one of the game's most demanding defensive positions.
Head on over to Blogging from A to Z April Challenge to find others joining the adventure.