One successful season The Philadelphia Phillies only had one winning season from 1918 and 1949. In all, they played in 16 World Series between 1884 and 1960 and never won a single game.
They were the first major league team to play in every season since their founding in 1883. The last team to do so was the New York Yankees who ended the 1957 season with the only perfect record of 60-0.
The Phillies finished second three times and third seven other times during that period. They were never lower than fourth place. From 1945 to 1948 the Phillies didn't finish below fifth place.
Their sole World Series victory came in 8 games over the Chicago Cubs in 1908. The Phils' last win in the Series was in 1997 when Doug Drabek beat Greg Maddux and the Atlanta Braves 4 games to 2.
In nine Series appearances, the Phils had two wins and seven losses. Their best result came in 1908 when they took down the Cubs 8-3-1 in Chicago.
After their only World Series win in 8 games in 1908, the Phillies fell off the baseball map until 1933 when they again won the pennant under Joe McCarthy.
The 1993 Philadelphia Phillies season was the 111th in the franchise's existence. The squad won the National League East and defeated the Atlanta Braves in six games in the 1993 National League Championship Series before falling to the Toronto Blue Jays in the World Series. This section is currently empty. You can help by adding content or editing this section to meet Wikipedia's guidelines.
From 1992 to 2001, the Phillies' home stadium was called Veterans Stadium after the war memorial that still stands today inside of it. The team moved to their new stadium, called Citizens Bank Park, when it opened in 2004.
In 1993, the Phillies finished first in the NL East with a record of 88-74. They was led by manager John McGraw who managed them for three seasons from 1990-1992. The Phils' offense was ranked fourth while their defense was ninth. Their payroll in 1993 was $44 million.
A rookie pitcher named Curt Schilling had a great season for the Phillies - he went 21-4 with a 2.56 ERA and four consecutive wins in post-season play. He also earned the victory in Game One of the 1993 World Series against the Toronto Blue Jays - his first career postseason win.
Schilling would go on to have a very successful career with the Phillies and later become one of the best pitchers in baseball. He has been elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame.
The Phillies are the oldest continuously operating, single-name, single-city club in American professional sports, having won seven NL pennants and two World Series victories (1980 and 2008). The Phils have also played in five other World Series, all lost. Their 1980 championship was their first major league title since 1960; they had last been crowned national champions in that same year of origin.
The Phillies were founded on June 13, 1883, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, as the Baltimore Club by a group of investors who wanted to play baseball in the newly formed National League. The team's name came from its principal owner, William H. Ebbets, who managed the Brooklyn Dodgers of the National League. The Phillies played their home games at Columbia Park before moving into Veterans Stadium in 1970. They moved back into Citizens Bank Park in 2004. The Phillies have won more than 600 regular season games during their existence, including seven in a row from 1997 to 2003, and have only been defeated by the New York Giants in an official game once during that period. They have also made the playoffs every year except for 1911 when they went 0-11, and 2001 when they finished second last with 88 losses.
In 1980, the Phillies became the first franchise to win both the Eastern and Western Divisions of the National League during the same season.
Since its founding in 1883, the Philadelphia Phillies have played 131 seasons in Major League Baseball. They have played 19,052 regular season games through 2013, winning 9,035 and losing 10,162, for a winning percentage of.471. In postseason play, the Phillies had a cumulative record of 49-55 (.471). They have won three World Series titles (1980, 1993, 2008) and one National League pennant (1908).
The Philadelphia Athletics were an American baseball team that played in Philadelphia from 1901 to 1902. The franchise was moved to Kansas City for the 1903 season and then back to Philadelphia for the rest of the year. The name "Athletics" was chosen to reflect the city's status as the home of the University of Pennsylvania.
The Phillies finished last in the National League in 1898 and did not return until 1908. From 1900 to 1902, they played their home games at North Philadelphia Park. But after the park was destroyed by fire, the team moved across the street to Public School #13, now called Roosevelt High School.
During this period, the team was known as the Blue Jays or Blues because of their blue uniforms. They changed their name to Phils in 1909 when they adopted brown as part of a new uniform design. Brown was also used as a secondary color during this time. The team went bankrupt after the 1912 season and was replaced by a new club called the Philadelphia Stars.
The Phillies were a middle-of-the-road team from 1883 to 1885, although they won nine games in their first 13 seasons. The National League included twelve clubs in 1895, including Baltimore, Cleveland, Chicago, Boston, Brooklyn, Pittsburgh, Cincinnati, New York, Washington, St. Louis, Louisville, and Philadelphia. The Phils finished last that year with 43 wins against 265 losses.
The Phillies became a true contender when they acquired Hall of Fame pitcher Grover Hartley from the Boston Bees in 1899. He led the league in victories with 21 and had three shutouts. In addition, Hartley struck out 212 batters in 210 innings pitched. The Phillies also had two other 20-game winners on their roster: Lefty O'Doul (20) and Jim Devlin (21).
In 1900, the Phillies finished first in the National League with 103 wins. Their average of 10 wins per season from 1900 to 1907 is the best record among all current major league teams. The Phillies also have the best home record during this period at 22-9 (.769).
After finishing second in 1908, the Phillies began to fade. They finished last or next-to-last several years before World War I broke out. The team was not as competitive after the war, but they still managed to win 90 games from 1920 to 1936. During this time, they also had six other teams within one game of first place at any given moment.