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The 2007 Philadelphia Phillies season was the 125th season in the history of the franchise. It would begin with the Phillies approaching a historic mark. The Phillies started the year with an MLB-record 9,955 losses in franchise history.[1] On July 15, they lost their 10,000th game to the St. Louis Cardinals, becoming the first professional sports team in modern history to reach that milestone.[2] The Phillies rallied in the closing days of the season, winning their final game against the Nationals. This win and the New York Mets loss to the Florida Marlins gave them the NL East title, making good on Jimmy Rollins's now famed "we're the team to beat" speech during spring training. They were swept in the opening round of the postseason by the Colorado Rockies.

2007 Philadelphia Phillies
NL East Champions
Major League affiliations
Location
Results
Record89–73 (.549)
Divisional place1st
Other information
Owner(s)Bill Giles
General manager(s)Pat Gillick
Manager(s)Charlie Manuel
Local televisionComcast Sports Net
CN8
WPSG-TV (CW 57)
KYW-TV
Harry Kalas, Chris Wheeler, Larry Andersen, Scott Franzke, Gary Matthews
Local radioWPHT 1210 AM
Harry Kalas, Chris Wheeler, Larry Andersen, Scott Franzke
WUBA-AM 1480 AM (Spanish)
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Regular seasonEdit

Trailing the Mets by seven games with seventeen left to play, the Phillies went on a 13-4 stretch that got them the first of five consecutive division championships. It was also the franchise's first playoff appearance since 1993.

National League EastEdit

NL East W L Pct. GB Home Road
Philadelphia Phillies 89 73 0.549 47–34 42–39
New York Mets 88 74 0.543 1 41–40 47–34
Atlanta Braves 84 78 0.519 5 44–37 40–41
Washington Nationals 73 89 0.451 16 40–41 33–48
Florida Marlins 71 91 0.438 18 36–45 35–46


Record vs. opponentsEdit

2007 National League Records

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


TransactionsEdit

  • September 4, 2007: Pete Laforest was selected off waivers by the Philadelphia Phillies from the San Diego Padres.[3]

RosterEdit

2007 Philadelphia Phillies
Roster
Pitchers Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders

Other batters

Manager

Coaches

Game logEdit

2007 game log

PlayoffsEdit

NLDSEdit

Game Score Date Starters Time (ET)
1 Colorado Rockies 4, Philadelphia Phillies 2 October 3 Jeff Francis (1–0) vs. Cole Hamels (0–1) 3:07 pm
2 Colorado Rockies 10, Philadelphia Phillies 5 October 4 Josh Fogg (1–0) vs. Kyle Kendrick (0–1) 3:07 pm
3 Philadelphia Phillies 1, Colorado Rockies 2 October 6 Jamie Moyer vs. Ubaldo Jiménez 9:37 pm

AwardsEdit

Jimmy Rollins won the Baseball Digest Player of the Year, the NL Most Valuable Player Award, the NLBM Oscar Charleston Legacy Award (NL MVP), the Philadelphia Sports Writers Association ("Outstanding Pro Athlete"), the John Wanamaker Athletic Award from the Philadelphia Sports Congress (summer 2008; for the 2007 calendar year),[4][5][6][7] and the Pride of Philadelphia Award from the Philadelphia Sports Hall of Fame.

The NL Rawlings Gold Glove Award was won by Rollins (shortstop) and Aaron Rowand (outfield). The NL Silver Slugger Award was won by Chase Utley (second base) and Rollins (shortstop). Carlos Ruiz was named to the Topps All-Star Rookie team, at catcher.

The Philadelphia chapter of the Baseball Writers' Association of America (BBWAA) presented its annual franchise awards to Jimmy Rollins ("Mike Schmidt Most Valuable Player Award"), Cole Hamels ("Steve Carlton Most Valuable Pitcher Award"), Larry Shenk ("Dallas Green Special Achievement Award"), and Aaron Rowand ("Tug McGraw Good Guy Award").

The Philadelphia Sports Writers Association presented awards to broadcaster Harry Kalas ("Living Legend Award") and public-relations director Larry Shenk ("Lifetime Achievement Award").

Farm systemEdit

ReferencesEdit

  • Game Logs:
1st Half: Philadelphia Phillies Game Log on ESPN.com
2nd Half: Philadelphia Phillies Game Log on ESPN.com
  1. ^ Knox, Aaron (June 27, 2007). "Phillies say loss-count off by one on some sources". Philadelphia Inquirer.
  2. ^ Fastenau, Stephen (July 15, 2007). "Phils handed 10,000th loss". MLB.com. Retrieved July 24, 2017.
  3. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on January 31, 2010. Retrieved 2010-08-18.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)
  4. ^ And The Winners Were ... See all the John Wanamaker Athletic Award-recipients since 1961 Archived July 24, 2011, at the Wayback Machine webpage. Philadelphia Sports Congress website (Philadelphia Convention & Visitors Bureau). Retrieved May 23, 2011.
  5. ^ For the complete article, scroll down, below the advertisements. "Halladay wins Wanamaker Award". Philly.com. May 17, 2011. Retrieved May 23, 2011.
  6. ^ "Halladay Honored with 2011 Wanamaker Athletic Award; Eagles Youth Partnership and Francisville A's Volunteer Coaches also recognized". Philadelphia Convention & Visitors Bureau. June 28, 2011. Archived from the original on August 11, 2011. Retrieved August 24, 2011.
  7. ^ Barkowitz, Ed (July 9, 2009). "Phillies, Temple teeming with pride at Wanamaker Award ceremony". Philly.com. Retrieved July 7, 2011. Crystal Tea Room ... at the Macy's building ....