In the end, the voting for the top spot was so close that both Ruiz and Luzinski made the cut.
"With an overwhelming 10,000 votes cast -- and the final Phillies Mural great too close to call -- we consulted with the artist and collectively decided to include the two top selections as made by our fans," Phillies director of marketing and special projects Michael Harris said in a statement. "Carlos Ruiz and Greg Luzinski are both wonderful additions to this incredibly special and unique mural."
For Ruiz, the spot reinforces his standing as a fan favorite with the only team he has known in his six-year Major League career.
"I would like to thank the fans for selecting me," said Ruiz. "To represent the Phillies for years to come on this mural is such an honor."
Luzinski, who hit 223 home runs during his 11-year Phils career, had similar sentiments.
"For me it's an absolute honor to have been selected by the fans when you see the caliber of players on the mural as well as the five greats that made it to the final vote," said Luzinski. "Again, many thanks."
Ruiz joins a list of current or recent Phillies on the mural that includes manager Charlie Manuel, Cole Hamels, Ryan Howard, Roy Halladay, Jimmy Rollins, Chase Utley and Brad Lidge. Phils greats to be immortalized on the mural include Mitch Williams, Grover Cleveland Alexander, Larry Bowa, Darren Daulton, Dallas Green, Tug McGraw, Ed Delahanty, Mike Schmidt, Chuck Klein, Tony Taylor, Dick Allen, Jim Bunning, Robin Roberts, Richie Ashburn and Steve Carlton.
Photos of the mural's progress will be posted online at phillies.com/mural.