The 2008 season was the 126th in the history of the Philadelphia Phillies. The squad ended the regular season with a 92-70 record, good for first place in the National League East. The Phillies won the World Series in the postseason. This was Philadelphia's first major sports victory since the 76ers swept the NBA Finals in 1983.
The team's home schedule featured 22,944 fans per game, which ranked third in MLB. The Phils' average home attendance of 3104.9 was the highest since their last season at Veterans Stadium in 2001. The club had the second-best sales figure (after the New York Yankees) in its franchise history. An estimated $50 million was spent by the Phillies on players during 2007's free agency period.
The Phillies opened the 2008 season with a win against the Atlanta Braves. They went on to play.500 ball for the first three months before finishing the season strong with nine wins in their last 12 games. Hall of Famer Mike Schmidt was voted into the Baseball Hall of Fame earlier this year. He is the only player in MLB history to have 300 homers and 3000 RBIs while batting over.300 all three seasons from 1973 to 1975. Third baseman Scott Rolen was also voted into the Hall of Fame this year. He has been very successful as a catcher but played only 77 games due to injury in 2008.
The Phillies finished first in the NL East with 92 wins.
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The Philadelphia Phillies are a Major League Baseball (MLB) franchise that plays in the National League (NL). 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 Philadelphia Phillies are a Major League Baseball club headquartered in Philadelphia that competes in the National League (NL). 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).
They play at Citizens Bank Park in South Philadelphia. The Phillies have one of the most loyal fan bases in baseball and are known for their colorful history and world championship lore.
Their top pitcher over the past three seasons was Cole Hamels with 3.47 wins per season. His average salary was $15 million per season. Their second highest paid player was Chase Utley with an average salary of $12 million per season. Their third highest paid player was Ryan Howard who averaged $10 million per season.
Overall, they are one of the most profitable teams in baseball. According to research conducted by Professor Andy Mauler of the University of Southern California, they are also one of the most valuable franchises in MLB. The Phillies had revenue of $195 million and income of $70 million in 2010. Their home attendance of 1,814,597 is ranked fourth in the NL.
Their corporate sponsorship deals are among the most lucrative in baseball. They have partnerships with Comcast, Cinnabon, Farmers Insurance, and Time Warner Cable among others.
Their overall record through 2010 was 9,135–10,232, or over 1,100 games below.500. They have the unpleasant record of losing 23 consecutive games (1961) and spending 92 years without a championship (1883-1979). (a record tied by the Cubs in 2005 and surpassed in 2006).
The Philadelphia Phillies are a major league baseball club headquartered in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. They have been the oldest continuous, one-name, one-city franchise in professional American sports since 1883. . The Philadelphia Phillies are a Major League Baseball (MLB) team that plays in the National League (NL) East division.
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 team was a member of the American League (AL) and won 93 games while losing 73 games over two seasons. The franchise is most famous for being one of eight teams that made up the original AL. It was also the first major league club to be owned by a corporation: the A's were sold before the start of the 1903 season to a group of investors who retained John McGraw as manager.
The final game of the 1902 season saw the Athletics defeat the Chicago Cubs 4-3 at home to win the AL's Western Division title. However, since no playoff system existed in the AL at the time, this division title was not awarded until after the conclusion of the season when the Boston Americans defeated the New York Yankees in a two-game series to claim the crown. The Athletics finished second in their first year behind the powerhouse Cleveland Indians and did not return to the playoffs the following season.