During the regular season, the 2008 Philadelphia Phillies won 92 games, lost 70 games, and finished first. They played their home games at Citizens Bank Ballpark (Park Factors: 104/103), where 3,422,583 people saw the 2008 Phillies finish with a.568 winning percentage. That's according to research by Baseball-Reference.com.
The Phillies last won 100 games in 2004 when they made four trips to the World Series. Their overall win-loss record is 801-744 (.542).
They have one of the best pitchers in baseball history in Greg Maddux, but also one of the most frustrating teams because they rarely go all the way. In eight seasons since the start of 2003, the Phillies have finished no better than second place.
However, during that same period, they've had the third-best batting average in baseball. Their.272 average in 2003 was fifth best; their.280 in 2004 was fourth best; and this year so far, they're at.288, which is first.
The Phillies have nine players who have hit over.300 - their most ever.
They played their home games at Citizens Bank Ballpark (Park Factors: 105/103), where 3,680,718 people saw the 2011 Phillies finish with a.630 winning percentage. Baseball Almanac is thrilled to give a one-of-a-kind set of rosters not readily available on the Internet. This unique set features all 16 Phillies who had at least 100 plate appearances in 2011 and two roster fillers per club. In total, this collection highlights more than 20 years of history with the Philadelphia Phillies.
Citizens Bank Park opened on April 10, 2009, with a 9-7 win over the San Diego Padres. The park is located in South Philly across from the historic Penn's Landing neighborhood. The $280 million facility has a classic baseball field layout with dimensions that are suitable for both left- and right-handed hitters. There are also artificial turf fields for use in non-baseball situations such as football practices or soccer matches.
The Phillies have been regulars at the National League ballpark in Philadelphia since they moved from New York City after the 1993 season. In those 22 seasons, the Phillies have finished first, second, third, and fourth four times each - most recently when Roy Halladay was pitching for them in 2010. Before then, their other three finishes were in 1997 (Jeff Kent), 2001 (Mike Hampton), and 2009 (Brad Lidge).
In addition to playing in Philadelphia, the Phillies also have an affiliation agreement with the Atlanta Braves.
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.
The Phillies have won at least 70 games five times, most recently in 2008 when they finished with a record of 76-86. They have also won 70 or more games twice, in 1950 (when they finished at 91-71) and in 2001 (when they finished with a record of 97-65).
The Phils have lost 90 or more games six times, most recently in 1982 (when they finished with a record of 68-94). They have also lost 90 or more games four other times: in 1931 (when they finished with a record of 44-120), in 1935 (when they finished with a record of 41-121), in 1936 (when they finished with a record of 42-120), and in 1937 (when they finished with a record of 40-122).
Philly has made the playoffs ten times, most recently in 2008 when they went 81-81 en route to a fourth-place finish. They have never won the World Series but have been National League champions three times - in 1980, 1981, and 1993.
Since its founding in 1883, the Philadelphia Phillies have played in 127 Major League Baseball seasons. Through 2009, they have played 19,035 games, winning 9,035 and losing 10,162, for a winning record in the National League of Major League Baseball.
The team was founded by eight men who had played for the American Association's Philadelphia Athletics: John McGraw, Charles Wilhelm, Henry Chadwick, William Phelan, James McAleer, George Wright, Billy Werber, and Ed Wendelstedt. The original Phillies played their first game on May 30, 1883, at North Side Park in Chicago, where they lost to the Chicago White Stockings 4-3 before a crowd of 3,000 people. The Phillies went on to win their first six games before finishing last with a record of 6-60. They returned in 1884 and finished second, one game behind the Baltimore Orioles. The team has not finished below fourth place since then.
In 1890, the Phillies moved into new Union Station, which is today's equivalent of a major league stadium. The station was an impressive structure with a main hall that could hold 5,000 people. It was here that the Phillies played most of their home games until 1915, when they opened Shibe Park in Philadephia. This stadium was considered top-notch at the time it was built and is now a national historic site.
For the first time, the Phillies topped the major leagues in attendance, with 3,680,718 spectators (a team record), an average of 45,440 per game. All players who appeared for the Phillies in 2011 are included in this list.
Philadelphia ended the 2010 season with a record of 97–65, the first time the team finished a season with the best record in Major League Baseball; they repeated this feat in 2011 as the majors' only 100-win team.
Two. 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 team has played its home games at Connie Mack Stadium in Philadelphia since it was built in 1960.
The Phillies have used 32 different players as pitchers during their history. Joe Morgan is the only player to appear on every one of the team's World Series trophies. Hall of Famers Robin Roberts, Grover Cleveland "Granny" Hartley, and Jesse O'Connell are among those who pitched for the Phils but did not make the World Series roster. Richie Ashburn, Mike Schmidt, and Bobby Abreu have been the only three players to play in all five All-Star Games held by the National League.
Joe Morgan is the only player to play on every World Series champion from any city with a major league baseball team. From 1960 to 1976, he was part of the legendary "Murderer's Row" lineup that included Hall of Fame players like Ralph Kiner, Billy Martin, and Mickey Mantle. From 1977 to 1991, he served as manager of the Phillies, leading them to four more World Series appearances. He then returned to the dugout as a coach under Charlie Manuel until 2015 when he was fired after the season ended with yet another losing record.
The 1964 Philadelphia Phillies roster During the 1964 regular season, the Philadelphia Phillies won 92 games, lost 70 games, and finished second. This set features all 708 players who appeared in at least one game for the Phillies during the '64 season. Each player's biography includes statistics from his career with the Phillies.
The team was managed by Harry "Harm" McDaniel and coached by Charlie Manuel. They were the first Phillies team to use John Vukovich as its third baseman since Eddie Mathews left after the 1963 season. First base was shared by Mike Steketoe and Pete Rose; Steketoe had 32 homers and 110 RBIs while Rose had 33 homers and 102 RBIs. Chuck Tanner was the starter at center field until Bobby Richardson came over from the Los Angeles Dodgers midseason. He played in 152 games that year batting.292 with 34 homers and 99 RBIs. Bill White was an excellent defender in right field. He started every game in '64 and had 27 homers and 88 RBIs.
The Phillies opened the season with 4 wins and 2 losses before losing their next 6 games. They went on to win 12 more games, but they weren't able to make it into the playoffs due to finishing second in the NL East behind the New York Mets.