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The 1998 Philadelphia Phillies season was the 116th season in the history of the franchise.

1998 Philadelphia Phillies
Major League affiliations
Location
Results
Record75–87 (.463)
Divisional place3rd
Other information
Owner(s)Bill Giles
General manager(s)Ed Wade
Manager(s)Terry Francona
Local televisionWPHL-TV
Comcast Sports Philadelphia
Local radioWPHT
(Harry Kalas, Larry Andersen, Andy Musser, Chris Wheeler)
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Contents

Regular seasonEdit

The first game of the Phillies season was an unforgettable opening day game at Shea Stadium against their division rival New York Mets. Both of them were involved in the longest scoreless opening day game in the National League and the longest one in the MLB since 1926 when the Washington Senators beat the Philadelphia Athletics 1–0 in 15 innings.[1][2] However, the Phillies lost the game 1–0 in 14 innings when Mets backup catcher Alberto Castillo delivered a full-count, two-out, pinch-hit single to right with the bases loaded off Philadelphia closer Ricky Bottalico.[2] This was the first regular season baseball game played in New York in March.[3]

Season standingsEdit

NL East W L Pct. GB Home Road
Atlanta Braves 106 56 0.654 56–25 50–31
New York Mets 88 74 0.543 18 47–34 41–40
Philadelphia Phillies 75 87 0.463 31 40–41 35–46
Montreal Expos 65 97 0.401 41 39–42 26–55
Florida Marlins 54 108 0.333 52 31–50 23–58

Record vs. opponentsEdit

1998 National League Records

Sources: [1] [2] [3] [4] [5] [6] [7] [8] [9] [10] [11] [12] [13] [14] [15] [16]
Team ARI ATL CHC CIN COL FLA HOU LAD MIL MON NYM PHI PIT SD SF STL AL
Arizona 1–8 5–7 4–5 6–6 6–2 4–5 4–8 6–3 2–7 4–5 2–7 6–3 3–9 5–7 2–7 5–8
Atlanta 8–1 3–6 7–2 5–3 7–5 4–5 8–1 7–2 6–6 9–3 8–4 7–2 5–4 7–2 6–3 9–7
Chicago 7–5 6–3 6–5 7–2 7–2 4–7 4–5 6–6 7–2 4–5 3–6 8–3 5–4 7–3 4–7 5–8
Cincinnati 5–4 2–7 5–6 4–5 9–0 3–8 5–4 6–5 8–1 3–6 4–5 5–7 1–11 2–7 8–3 7-6
Colorado 6–6 3–5 2–7 5–4 6–3 6–5 6–6 4–7 7–2 3–6 5–4 5–4 5–7 7–5 3–6 4–8
Florida 2–6 5–7 2–7 0–9 3–6 3–6 4–5 0–9 5–7 5–7 6–6 3–6 4–5 0–9 4–5 8–8
Houston 5–4 5–4 7–4 8–3 5–6 6-3 3–6 9–2 7–2 5–4 7–2 9–2 5–4 6–3 5–7 10–4
Los Angeles 8–4 1–8 5–4 4–5 6–6 5–4 6–3 5–4 5–4 3–5 5–4 7–5 5–7 6–6 4–5 8–5
Milwaukee 3–6 2–7 6–6 5–6 7–4 9–0 2–9 4–5 6–3 1–8 4–5 6–5 3–6 5–4 3–8 8–6
Montreal 7–2 6–6 2–7 1–8 2–7 7–5 2–7 4–5 3–6 8–4 5–7 2–7 4–4 3–6 3–6 6–10
New York 5–4 3–9 5–4 6–3 6–3 7–5 4–5 5–3 8–1 4–8 8–4 4–5 4–5 4–5 6–3 9–7
Philadelphia 7-2 4–8 6–3 5–4 4–5 6–6 2–7 4–5 5–4 7–5 4–8 8–1 1–8 2–6 3–6 7–9
Pittsburgh 3–6 2–7 3–8 7–5 4–5 6–3 2–9 5–7 5–6 7–2 5–4 1–8 5–4 2–7 6–5 6–7
San Diego 9–3 4–5 4–5 11–1 7–5 5–4 4–5 7–5 6–3 4–4 5–4 8–1 4–5 8–4 6–3 6–7
San Francisco 7–5 2–7 3–7 7–2 5–7 9–0 3–6 6–6 4–5 6–3 5–4 6–2 7–2 4–8 7–5 8–5
St. Louis 7–2 3–6 7–4 3–8 6–3 5-4 7–5 5–4 8–3 6–3 3–6 6–3 5–6 3–6 5–7 4–9


TransactionsEdit

  • February 24, 1998: Midre Cummings was released by the Philadelphia Phillies.[4]
  • June 2, 1998: Pat Burrell was drafted by the Philadelphia Phillies in the 1st round (1st pick) of the 1998 amateur draft. Player signed July 24, 1998.[5]
  • June 24, 1998: Rex Hudler was released by the Philadelphia Phillies.[6]
  • August 14, 1998: Paul Byrd was selected off waivers by the Philadelphia Phillies from the Atlanta Braves.[7]

Record vs. opponentsEdit

Team Record
Arizona 7–2
Atlanta 4–8
Chicago 6–3
Cincinnati 5–4
Colorado 4–5
Florida 6–6
Houston 2–7
Los Angeles 4–5
Milwaukee 5–4
New York 4–8
Pittsburgh 8–1
San Diego 1–8
San Francisco 2–6
St. Louis 3–6
Montreal 7–5
Interleague 7–9

[8]

1998 Game LogEdit

Legend
  Phillies win
  Phillies loss
  Postponement
Bold Phillies team member
1998 Game Log[9]
Overall Record: 75–87

RosterEdit

1998 Philadelphia Phillies
Roster
Pitchers Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders Manager

Coaches

Player statsEdit

BattingEdit

Note: G = Games played; AB = At Bats; H = Hits; Avg. = Batting Average; HR = Home Runs; RBI = Runs Batted In

Player G AB H Avg. HR RBI

Starting pitchersEdit

Player G IP W L ERA SO

Relief pitchersEdit

Player G W L SV ERA SO

Farm systemEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Salisbury, Jim (April 1, 1998). "For Openers, Zilch Phils Fall in 14th Without a Run". Philadelphia Inquirer. p. E1.
  2. ^ a b Diamos, Jason (April 1, 1998). "A Midsummer Classic in March as Mets Nip Phillies". New York Times. p. C1.
  3. ^ Vecsey, George (April 1, 1998). "Mets Take An Opener For the Ages". New York Times. p. C1.
  4. ^ "Midre Cummings Statistics and History". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved December 15, 2013.
  5. ^ "Pat Burrell Statistics and History". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved December 15, 2013.
  6. ^ "Rex Hudler Statistics and History". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved December 15, 2013.
  7. ^ "Paul Byrd Statistics". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved December 15, 2013.
  8. ^ "1998 Philadelphia Phillies Schedule by Baseball Almanac". Baseball-almanac.com. Retrieved December 15, 2013.
  9. ^ "1998 Philadelphia Phillies Schedule, Box Scores and Splits". Baseball-Reference.com.
  10. ^ Johnson, Lloyd, and Wolff, Miles, ed., The Encyclopedia of Minor League Baseball, 3rd edition. Durham, North Carolina: Baseball America, 2007