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The Philadelphia Phillies are an American professional baseball team based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. They are the oldest continuous, one-name, one-city franchise in all of professional American sports, dating back to 1883.[7] The Phillies compete in Major League Baseball (MLB) as a member club of the National League (NL) East division. Since 2004, the team's home has been Citizens Bank Park, located in South Philadelphia.

Philadelphia Phillies
2018 Philadelphia Phillies season
Established in 1883
Philadelphia Phillies.svg Philadelphia Phillies Insignia.svg
Team logo Cap insignia
Major league affiliations
Current uniform
Retired numbers
  • Red, white, blue[1]
  • Philadelphia Phillies (1883–present)
  • Philadelphia Quakers (18831889)
Other nicknames
  • The Phils
  • The Fightin' Phils
  • The Fightins'
  • The Red Pinstripes[2][3][4]
Major league titles
World Series titles (2)
NL Pennants (7)
East Division titles (11)
The Phillies also qualified for the postseason in the strike-split 1981 season, losing to the Montreal Expos in the NLDS.
Front office
Owner(s) Phillies limited partnership (John S. Middleton (Principal Owner),[5] Jim & Pete Buck, David Montgomery, Pat Gillick)[6]
Manager Gabe Kapler
General Manager Matt Klentak
President of Baseball Operations Andy MacPhail

The Phillies have won two World Series championships (against the Kansas City Royals in 1980 and the Tampa Bay Rays in 2008) and seven National League pennants, the first of which came in 1915. The franchise has also experienced long periods of struggle. Since the first modern World Series was played in 1903, the Phillies played 77 consecutive seasons (and 97 seasons from the club's establishment) before they won their first World Series—longer than any other of the 16 teams that made up the major leagues for the first half of the 20th century. The 77 season drought is the fourth longest World Series drought in Major League Baseball history. The longevity of the franchise and its history of adversity have earned it the dubious distinction of having lost the most games of any team in the history of American professional sports.[8] Despite the team's lack of success historically, they are one of the more successful franchises since the start of the Divisional Era in Major League Baseball. The Phillies have won their division 11 times, which ranks 6th among all teams and 4th in the National League, including five consecutive division titles from 2007 to 2011.

The franchise was founded in Philadelphia in 1883, replacing the team from Worcester, Massachusetts in the National League. The team has played at several stadiums in the city, beginning with Recreation Park and continuing at Baker Bowl; Shibe Park, which was later renamed Connie Mack Stadium in honor of the longtime Philadelphia Athletics manager; Veterans Stadium; and now Citizens Bank Park.

The team's spring training facilities are located in Clearwater, Florida, where its Class-A minor league affiliate Clearwater Threshers plays at Spectrum Field. Its Double-A affiliate is the Reading Fightin Phils, which plays in Reading, Pennsylvania, and its Triple-A affiliate is the Lehigh Valley IronPigs, which plays in Allentown, Pennsylvania.



1883–1942: Early historyEdit

After being founded in 1883 as the "Quakers", the team changed its name to the "Philadelphias", after the convention of the times. This was soon shortened to "Phillies".[9] "Quakers" continued to be used interchangeably with "Phillies" from 1883 until 1890, when the team officially became known as the "Phillies". Though the Phillies moved into a permanent home at Baker Bowl in 1887,[7] they did not win their first pennant until nearly 30 years later, after the likes of standout players Billy Hamilton, Sam Thompson, and Ed Delahanty had departed. Player defections to the newly formed American League, especially to the cross-town Philadelphia Athletics, would cost the team dearly over the next several years. A bright spot came in 1915, when the Phillies won their first pennant, thanks to the pitching of Grover Cleveland Alexander and the batting prowess of Gavvy Cravath, who set what was then the modern major-league single-season record for home runs with 24.[10] Poor fiscal management after their appearance in the 1915 World Series, however, doomed the Phillies to sink back into relative obscurity; from 1918 to 1948 they only had one winning season. Though Chuck Klein won the Most Valuable Player Award in 1932 and the National League Triple Crown in 1933, the team continued to flounder at the bottom of the standings for years.[11]

1943–69: "Whiz Kids" and refusal to integrateEdit

Baker Bowl’s bleachers in 1915; home of the Phillies from 1887-1938.
Shibe Park/Connie Mack Stadium, home of the Phillies from 1938–1970

After lumber baron William B. Cox purchased the team in 1943, the Phillies rose out of the standings cellar for the first time in five years. As a result, the fan base and attendance at home games increased. But it soon became clear that not all was right in Cox's front office. Eventually Cox revealed that he had been betting on the Phillies and he was banned from baseball. The new owner, Bob Carpenter, Jr., scion of the Delaware-based DuPont family, tried to polish the team's image by unofficially changing its name to the "Bluejays". However, the new moniker did not take, and it was quietly dropped by 1949.[12]

Richie "Whitey" Ashburn would go on to become one of the most beloved sports figures in Philadelphia history.

Instead, Carpenter turned his attention to the minor league affiliates, continuing an effort begun by Cox a year earlier; prior to Cox's ownership, the Phillies had paid almost no attention to player development. This led to the advent of the "Whiz Kids", led by a lineup of young players developed by the Phillies' farm system that included future Hall of Famers Richie Ashburn and Robin Roberts.[13] Their 1950 season was highlighted by a last-day, pennant-clinching home run by Dick Sisler[14] to lead the Phillies over the Brooklyn Dodgers and into the World Series, where they were swept by the New York Yankees, four games to none (although each game was close).

In contrast, the Philadelphia Athletics finished last in 1950 and long-time manager Connie Mack retired. The team struggled on for four more years with only one winning season before abandoning Philadelphia under the Johnson brothers, who bought out Mack. They began play in Kansas City in 1955.[15] As part of the deal selling that team to the Johnson brothers, the Phillies bought Shibe Park, where both teams had played since 1938.[13]

Many thought that the Whiz Kids, with a young core of talented players, would be a force in the league for years to come.[16][17] However, it was not to be, as the team finished with a 73–81 record in 1951, and (except for 2nd-place tie in 1964) did not finish higher than third place again until 1975.[18] Their lack of success was partly blamed on Carpenter's unwillingness to integrate his team after winning a pennant with an all-white team. The Phillies were the last National League team to sign a black player, a full 10 years after Jackie Robinson made his debut for the Dodgers.[19] Their competitive futility was highlighted by a record that still stands: in 1961, the Phillies lost 23 games in a row, the worst losing streak in the majors since 1900.

The Phold of '64Edit

External video
  Struck Out: The Fall of the 1964 Phillies, 6:42, Philadelphia:The Great Experiment[20]

Though Ashburn and Roberts were gone, the 1964 Phillies still had younger pitchers Art Mahaffey, Chris Short, and rookie Ray Culp; veterans Jim Bunning and screwballer Jack Baldschun; and fan favorites Cookie Rojas, Johnny Callison, and NL Rookie of the Year Richie Allen. The team was 90-60 on September 20, good enough for a six-and-a-half-game lead in the pennant race with 12 games to play. However, the Phillies lost 10 games in a row and finished one game out of first, losing the pennant to the St. Louis Cardinals. The "Phold of '64" is frequently mentioned as the worst collapse in sports history.[21]

One highlight of the season occurred on Father's Day, when Jim Bunning pitched a perfect game against the New York Mets, the first in Phillies history.[22]

1970–83: Building a winning teamEdit

Mike Schmidt is considered to be the greatest third baseman in baseball history[23][24]

At the end of the decade, in October 1970, the Phillies played their final game in Connie Mack Stadium and prepared to move into newly built Veterans Stadium, wearing new maroon uniforms to accentuate the change. While some members of the team performed admirably during the 1970s, the Phillies still clung to their position at the bottom of the National League standings. Ten years after "the Phold", they suffered another minor collapse in August and September 1974, missing out on the playoffs yet again. But the futility would not last much longer. They had a run of three straight division titles from 1976 to 1978.[25] That run was led by pitchers Steve Carlton, Gene Garber, outfielder Greg Luzinski, and infielders Mike Schmidt and Larry Bowa. The Phillies won the NL East in 1980 after the departure of Garber, but behind pitcher Steve Carlton, outfielder Greg Luzinski, and infielders Mike Schmidt, Larry Bowa, and recently acquired Pete Rose.

1980 World Series ChampionsEdit

This marker in the Citizens Bank Park parking lot commemorates Veterans Stadium, the Phillies' home from 1971 to 2003.

In a memorable NLCS, with four of the five games going into extra innings, they fell behind 2–1 but battled back to squeeze past the Houston Astros on a tenth-inning, game-winning hit by center fielder Garry Maddox, and the city celebrated its first pennant in 30 years.[26]

Facing the Kansas City Royals in the 1980 World Series, the Phillies won their first World Series championship ever in six games thanks to the timely hitting of Mike Schmidt and Pete Rose. Schmidt, who was the National League MVP that 1980 season, also won the World Series MVP award on the strength of his 8-for-21 hitting (.381 average), including game-winning hits in Game 2 and the clinching Game 6. This sixth, final game was also significant because it remains "the most-watched game in World Series history" with a television audience of 54.9 million viewers.[27]

Thus, the Phillies became the last of the 16 teams that made up the major leagues from 1901 to 1961 to win a World Series.[28]


After their Series win Ruly Carpenter, who was given control of the team in 1972 when his father stepped down as team president, sold the team to a group which was headed by long time Phillies executive Bill Giles for $32.5 million in 1981. The Phillies would return to the playoffs that season, in which the season was split in half due to a players' strike. They were defeated in the first ever National League Division Series by the Montreal Expos in five games. Mike Schmidt won his second consecutive NL MVP award that year. In 1982 the team finished 3 games behind the St. Louis Cardinals in the East Division narrowly missing the playoffs. Steve Carlton would capture his fourth career NL Cy Young Award that year with 23 wins. For the 1983 season the Phillies returned to the playoffs beating the Los Angeles Dodgers in the NLCS in four games to capture their fourth NL pennant. They lost to the Baltimore Orioles in the World Series in 5 games. John Denny was named the 1983 NL Cy Young Award winner.

1984–92: Fall from graceEdit

Darren Daulton, an All-Star catcher with the Phillies from 1983 to 1997

Following their loss to the Orioles in the 1983 World Series the team would follow with near playoff misses and a rapid drop back into the basement of the National League over the next five seasons.[26] In 1989 Mike Schmidt retired from the Phillies and thus the last member of the 1980 championship team was gone.

Over the next three seasons the Phillies would continue to miss the playoffs and finished dead last in the majors for the 1992 season.

1993–2004: A near miss, recovery, and a new homeEdit

The 1993 Phillies started the season by going 17–5 in April and finishing with a 97–65 season. They beat the Atlanta Braves in the 1993 National League Championship Series, four games to two, to earn the fifth NL pennant in franchise history, only to be defeated by the defending World Series champion Toronto Blue Jays in the 1993 World Series.[29] Toronto's Joe Carter hit a walk-off home run in Game 6 to clinch another Phillies loss.[30]

The 1994–95 Major League Baseball strike was a blow to the Phillies' attendance and on-field success, as was the arrival of the Braves in the division due to league realignment. Several stars came through Philadelphia, though few would stay, and the minor league system continued to develop its young prospects, who would soon rise to Phillies fame.

In 2001, the Phillies had their first winning season in eight years under new manager Larry Bowa, and their season record would not dip below .500 again from the 2003 season onward.[31] In 2004, the Phillies moved to their new home, Citizens Bank Park,[32] across the street from the Vet.

2005–12: The Golden EraEdit

Charlie Manuel took over the reins of the club from Bowa after the 2004 season, and general manager Ed Wade was replaced by Pat Gillick in November 2005. Gillick reshaped the club as his own, sending stars away in trades and allowing the Phillies' young core to develop. After the franchise lost its 10,000th game in 2007,[8] its core of young players, including infielders Chase Utley, Ryan Howard, and Jimmy Rollins and pitcher Cole Hamels, responded by winning the National League East division title, but they were swept by the Colorado Rockies in the Division Series.[33] After the 2007 season, they acquired closer Brad Lidge.

2008: Second World Series ChampionshipEdit

The Phillies logo as it illuminated the Cira Centre in October 2008

In 2008, the Phillies clinched their second straight division title[34] and defeated the Milwaukee Brewers in the Division Series to record the franchise's first post-season victory since winning the 1993 NLCS. Behind strong pitching from the rotation and stellar offensive production from virtually all members of the starting lineup, the Phillies won the 2008 National League Championship Series against the Los Angeles Dodgers; Hamels was named the series' Most Valuable Player. The Phillies would then go on to defeat the Tampa Bay Rays in 5 games for their second World Series title in their 126-year history. Hamels was named both NLCS MVP as well as World Series MVP after going 4–0 in the postseason that year.


President Barack Obama greets the Phillies after their World Series victory

Gillick retired as general manager after the 2008 season and was succeeded by one of his assistants, Rubén Amaro, Jr. After adding outfielder Raúl Ibañez to replace the departed Pat Burrell, the Phillies retained the majority of their core players for the 2009 season. In July, they signed three-time Cy Young Award winner Pedro Martínez and acquired 2008 American League Cy Young winner Cliff Lee before the trade deadline. On September 30, 2009, they clinched a third consecutive National League East Division title for the first time since the 1976–78 seasons. The team continued this run of success with wins over the Colorado Rockies in the NLDS (3 games to 1) and the Los Angeles Dodgers in the NLCS (4 games to 1), to become the first Phillies team to win back-to-back pennants and the first National League team since the 1996 Atlanta Braves to have an opportunity to defend their World Series title. The Phillies were unable to repeat the 2008 World Series victory; they were defeated in the 2009 series by the New York Yankees, 4 games to 2. In recognition of the team's recent accomplishments, Baseball America named the Phillies as its Organization of the Year.[35]

The Phillies celebrate on the field after Game 5 of the NLCS.

On December 16, 2009, they acquired starting pitcher Roy Halladay from the Toronto Blue Jays for three minor-league prospects,[36] and traded Cliff Lee to the Seattle Mariners for three prospects.[37] On May 29, 2010, Halladay pitched a perfect game against the Florida Marlins.[d]

In June 2010, the team's scheduled 2010 series against the Toronto Blue Jays at Rogers Centre was moved to Philadelphia, because of security concerns for the G-20 Summit. The Blue Jays wore their home white uniforms and batted last as the home team, and the designated hitter was used.[38] The game was the first occasion of the use of a designated hitter in a National League ballpark in a regular-season game; Ryan Howard was the first player to fill the role.[39]

The 2010 Phillies won their fourth consecutive NL East Division championship[40][41] despite a rash of significant injuries to key players, including Ryan Howard,[42] Chase Utley,[43] Jimmy Rollins,[44] Shane Victorino,[45] and Carlos Ruiz.[46] After dropping seven games behind the Atlanta Braves on July 21, Philadelphia finished with an MLB-best record of 97–65.[47] The streak included a 20–5 record in September, the Phillies' best September since winning 22 games that month in 1983,[48] and an 11–0 run in the middle of the month.[49] The acquisition of pitcher Roy Oswalt in early August was a key step, as Oswalt won seven consecutive games in just over five weeks from August 11 through September 17.[49] The Phillies clinched the division on September 27, behind a two-hit shutout by Halladay.[50]

The late Roy Halladay became only the second pitcher to throw a no-hitter in the postseason

In Game 1 of the 2010 National League Division Series, Halladay threw the second no-hitter in Major League baseball postseason history, leading the Phillies over the Cincinnati Reds, 4–0. (The first was New York Yankee pitcher Don Larsen's perfect game in the 1956 World Series.[51]) Halladay's no-hitter was the fifth time a pitcher has thrown two no-hitters in the same season, and was also the first time that one of the two occurred in the postseason. The Phillies went on to sweep the Reds in three straight games. In the 2010 National League Championship Series, the Phillies fell to the eventual World Series champion San Francisco Giants in six games.

On September 17, 2011, the Phillies won their fifth consecutive East Division championship,[52] and on September 28, during the final game of the season, the team set a franchise record for victories in a season with 102 by beating the Atlanta Braves in 13 innings, denying their division rivals a potential wild card berth.[53] Yet the Phillies lost in the NLDS to the St. Louis Cardinals – the team that won the National League Wild Card as a result of the Phillies beating the Braves. The Cardinals subsequently beat the Brewers in the NLCS and won the 2011 World Series in 7 games over the Texas Rangers.

The 2012 Phillies experienced an up and down season. They played .500 ball through the first two months, but then slumped through a 9–19 stretch in June where they ended up at the bottom of the NL East by midseason. With any hope dimming, the Phillies traded key players Shane Victorino and Joe Blanton to the Los Angeles Dodgers, and Hunter Pence to the San Francisco Giants before the trade deadline. A hot start in the second half of the season put the Phillies back on the postseason hunt, but any hope was eventually extinguished with a loss to the Washington Nationals on September 28, costing the Phillies the postseason for the first time since 2006.

2013–present: Recent yearsEdit

During the 2013 season, the team struggled again, and was unable to consistently play well for the majority of the season. On August 16, 2013, with the team's record at 53-68, the Phillies fired manager Charlie Manuel, who had managed the team since 2005,[54] and promoted third-base coach Ryne Sandberg to Interim manager. Manuel had spent over nine years as manager, leading Philadelphia to its first World Series victory in nearly 30 years and amassing an overall record of 780-636 to become the manager with the most wins in the franchise's history. The 2013 Phillies ended up with a record of 73-89, their first losing season since 2002.

In 2015, Sandberg resigned as manager and bench coach Pete Mackanin was brought in as interim manager. Also in 2015 general manager Rubén Amaro, Jr. was fired and Andy MacPhail was brought in as the interim GM. [55]

In the 2014 season, one of the few bright spots was the September 1 game against a division rival, the Atlanta Braves, when starter Cole Hamels and relievers Jake Diekman, Ken Giles, and Jonathan Papelbon combined for a no-hitter in Turner Field and a 7-0 victory over Atlanta.

On June 16, 2015, veteran outfielder Jeff Francoeur was called in to pitch in an interleague game against the Baltimore Orioles in which the Orioles were winning 17-3 going into the seventh inning. Francoeur pitched two innings while giving up one hit, two runs (earned), three walks, and struck out one. The Phillies were forced to use Francoeur because they had used all other pitchers available for the night.

On July 25, 2015, in what would be his final start for the Phillies before being traded, Cole Hamels no-hit the Chicago Cubs 5–0 at Wrigley Field, striking out 13 and only giving up two walks, both to Dexter Fowler, and besting the Cubs' Jake Arrieta—himself a no-hit pitcher a month later, on August 30 of that season.[56] It was the first no-hitter against the Cubs since Sandy Koufax's perfect game in 1965, and first at Wrigley since the Cubs' Milt Pappas in 1972.[57]

On July 31, 2015, Cole Hamels was dealt to the Texas Rangers along with Jake Diekman and cash for Matt Harrison, Jerad Eickhoff, Jorge Alfaro, Nick Williams, Alec Asher, and Jake Thompson.[58][59]

On October 14, 2015 Andy MacPhail was officially named the 17th President of Baseball Operations in Philadelphia Phillies history.[60]

On September 29, 2017, Pete Mackannin was fired as manager of the Phillies. With only 3 games left, Mackannin would go on to finish managing the team until October 1, 2017.

Team uniformEdit

See footnotes[61][62]

Current uniformEdit

The current team colors, uniform, and logo date to 1992. The main team colors are red and white, with blue serving as a prominent accent. The team name is written in red with a blue star serving as the dot over the "i"s, and blue piping is often found in Phillies branded apparel and materials. The team's home uniform is white with red pinstripes, lettering and numbering. The road uniform is traditional grey with red lettering/numbering. Both bear a script-lettered "Phillies" logo, with the aforementioned star dotting the "i"s across the chest, and the player name and number on the back. Hats are red with a single stylized "P".[63] The uniforms and logo are very similar to those used during the "Whiz Kids" era from 1950 to 1969.

The Phillies and their National League compadres the St. Louis Cardinals are the only teams in Major League baseball to utilize chain stitching in their chest emblem.

In 2008, the Phillies introduced an alternate, cream-colored uniform during home day games in tribute to their 125th anniversary. The uniforms are similar to those worn from 1946 through 1949, featuring red lettering bordered with blue piping and lacking pinstripes.[64] The accompanying cap is blue with a red bill and a red stylized "P." The uniforms were announced on November 29, 2007, when Phillies shortstop Jimmy Rollins, pitcher Cole Hamels, and Hall of Fame pitcher Robin Roberts modeled the new uniforms.[65]

For the 2009 season the Phillies added black, circular "HK" patches to their uniforms over their hearts in honor of broadcaster Harry Kalas, who died April 13, 2009, just before he was to broadcast a Phillies game. From Opening Day through July 26, 2009, the Phillies wore 2008 World Champions patches on the right sleeve of their home uniforms. In 2010, the Phillies added a black patch with a white "36" on the sleeves of their jerseys to honor Roberts, who died on May 6. Roberts' No. 36 had been previously retired by the team. In 2011, the Phillies added a black circular patch with a 'B' in honor of minority owners Alexander and John Buck, who died in late 2010. In 2015, the Phillies added a black circular patch with a white "SLB" in memory of minority owner Sara L. Buck, who died on August 23, 2014.

In 2016, the Phillies added a red alternate uniform, similar to their spring training uniforms, to be used for mid-week afternoon games.

The Phillies are one of four teams in Major League Baseball that do not display the name of their city, state, or region on their road jerseys, joining the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, St. Louis Cardinals, and the Tampa Bay Rays. The Phillies are the only team that also displays the player's number on one sleeve except on the alternate jersey, in addition to the usual placement on the back of the jersey.

Ryan Howard wearing the current Phillies home uniform (with Harry Kalas patch in 2009)
Roy Halladay wearing the current Phillies road uniform (with "Whip" Buck patch in 2011)
Joe Blanton wearing the alternate Phillies home uniform (with Kalas patch in 2009)

Batting practiceEdit

The Phillies were an early adopter of the batting practice jersey in 1977, wearing a maroon v-necked top with the "Phillies" script name across the chest, as well as the player name and number on the back and a player number on the left sleeve, all in white. Larry Bowa, Pete Rose, and Mike Schmidt wore this maroon batting jersey in place of their road jersey during the 1979 All-Star Game in Seattle. Currently, during spring training, the Phillies wear solid red practice jerseys with pinstriped pants for Grapefruit League home games. The red jerseys are worn with grey pants on the road.

Former uniformsEdit

From 1970 to 1991, the Phillies sported colors, uniforms, and a logo that were noticeably different from what had come before, or since, but that were widely embraced by even traditionally minded fans. A dark burgundy was adopted as the main team color, with a classic pinstripe style for home uniforms. Blue was almost entirely dropped as part of the team's official color scheme, except in one area; a pale blue (as opposed to traditional grey) was used as the base-color for away game uniforms from 1972 to 1988. Yet the most important aspect of the 1970 uniform change was the adoption of one of the more distinctive logos in sports; a Phillies "P" that, thanks to its unique shape and "baseball stitched" center swirl, remained instantly recognizable and admired, long after its regular use had ended. It was while wearing this uniform style and color motif that the club achieved its most enduring success, including a World Series title in 1980 and another World Series appearance in 1983.[63] Its continued popularity with fans is still evident, as even today Phillies home games can contain many fans sporting caps, shirts, and/or jackets emblazoned with the iconic "P" and burgundy color scheme. The current Phillies team has worn the burgundy and powder blue throwbacks whenever their opponents are wearing throwback uniforms from that era.

Controversial uniform changesEdit

In 1979, the Phillies front office modified the uniform into an all-burgundy version with white trimmings, to be worn for Saturday games.[66] They were called "Saturday Night Specials" and were worn for the first and last time on May 19, 1979,[67] a 10–5 loss to the Expos.[68] The immediate reaction of the media, fans, and players alike was negative, with many describing the despised uniforms as pajama-like. As such, the idea was hastily abandoned.[69] Mike Schmidt did wear the uniform during the MLB All-Star Tour of Japan following the 1979 season. The final appearance on field (to date) of this uniform was during the closing ceremonies at Veterans Stadium on September 28, 2003. There was a rather large procession of players during the post game ceremony, most in uniform. Former pitcher Larry Christenson, the starting pitcher in the original game, came out wearing this old burgundy uniform, and was the only one to do so.

Another uniform controversy arose in 1994 when the Phillies introduced blue caps on Opening Day which were to be worn for home day games only.[70] The caps were unpopular with the players, who considered them bad luck after two losses and wanted them discontinued. Management wanted to keep using the caps as planned, as they sold well among fans. A compromise was reached as the players agreed to wear them for weekday games while returning to the customary red caps for Sunday afternoon games.[71] In all, the Phillies wore the "unlucky" blue caps for seven games in 1994, losing six (the lone victory a 5-2 triumph over the Florida Marlins on June 29).[72] A different blue cap was introduced in 2008 as part of the alternate home uniform for day games, a throwback to the late 1940s.


New York MetsEdit

The Phillies take on the division rival New York Mets at Citizens Bank Park on September 29, 2017

The rivalry between the New York Mets and the Phillies was said to be among the "hottest" rivalries in the National League.[73][74] The two National League East divisional rivals have met each other recently in playoff, division, and wild card races.

Aside from several brawls in the 1980s, the rivalry remained low-key before the 2006 season,[75] as the teams had seldom been equally good at the same time. Since 2006, the teams have battled for playoff position. The Mets won the division in 2006 and contended in 2007 and 2008, while the Phillies won five consecutive division titles from 2007 to 2011.[76] The Phillies' 2007 Eastern Division Title was won on the last day of the season as the Mets lost a seven-game lead with seventeen games remaining.

Atlanta BravesEdit

Although the rivalry lacks the hatred of the Mets, it has been the more important one in the last decade. Since the realignment of the divisions, the Phillies and Braves have been the most consistent champions of the National League East. While rivalries are generally characterized by mutual hatred, the Braves and Phillies deeply respect each other. Each game played (18 games in 2011) is vastly important between these two NL East giants, but at the end of the day, they are very similar organizations.[77] Overall, the Braves and the Phillies have the most National League East division titles, with the Braves having won 12 times, and the Phillies having won 11 times each since 1969, with the Braves holding it for eleven consecutive years from 1995 through 2005.

Historical rivalriesEdit

Pittsburgh PiratesEdit

The rivalry between the Phillies and the Pittsburgh Pirates was considered by some to be one of the best rivalries in the National League.[78][79][80] The rivalry started when the Pittsburgh Pirates entered National League play in their fifth season of 1887, four years after the Phillies.[81]

The Phillies and the Pirates had remained together after the National League split into two divisions in 1969. During the period of two-division play (1969 to 1993), the two National League East division rivals won the two highest numbers of division championships, reigning exclusively as NL East champions in the 1970s and again in the early 1990s,[81][82] the Pirates 9, the Phillies 6; together, the two teams' 15 championships accounted for more than half of the 25 NL East championships during that span.[83]

After the Pirates moved to the National League Central in 1994, the teams face each other only in two series each year and the rivalry has diminished.[80] However, many fans, especially older ones, retain their dislike for the other team and regional differences between Eastern and Western Pennsylvania still fuel the rivalry.[84] The rivalry between the Philadelphia Flyers and the Pittsburgh Penguins in the National Hockey League is also fiercely contested.[84][85]

City Series: Philadelphia AthleticsEdit

The City Series was the name of a series of baseball games played between the Philadelphia Athletics of the American League and the Phillies that ran from 1903 through 1955. After the A's move to Kansas City, Missouri in 1955, the City Series rivalry came to an end. The teams have since faced each other in Interleague play (since its introduction in 1997) but the rivalry has effectively died in the intervening years since the A's left Philadelphia. In 2014, when the A's faced the Phillies in inter-league play at O.Co Coliseum, the Athletics didn't bother to mark the historical connection, going so far as to have a Connie Mack promotion the day before the series while the Texas Rangers were in Oakland.[86]

The first City Series was held in 1883 between the Phillies and the American Association's Athletics.[87] When the Athletics first joined the American League, the two teams played each other in a spring and fall series. No City Series was held in 1901 and 1902 due to legal warring between the National and American Leagues.

Current rosterEdit

Philadelphia Phillies 2018 spring training roster
40-man roster Non-roster invitees Coaches/Other











40 active, 0 inactive, 25 non-roster invitees

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Suspended list
Roster, coaches, and NRIs updated February 17, 2018
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Five Phillies have won MVP awards during their career with the team. Mike Schmidt leads with three wins, with back-to-back MVPs in 1980 and 1981, and in 1986 as well. Chuck Klein (1932), Jim Konstanty (1950), Ryan Howard (2006), and Jimmy Rollins (2007) all have one.[88] Pitcher Steve Carlton leads the team in Cy Young Award wins with four (1972, 1977, 1980, and 1982), while John Denny (1983), Steve Bedrosian (1987), and Roy Halladay (2010) each have one.[88] Four Phillies have won Rookie of the Year honors as well. Jack Sanford won in 1957, and Dick Allen won in 1964. Third baseman Scott Rolen brought home the honors in 1997, while Howard was the most recent Phillies winner in 2005.[89] In doing so, Howard became only the second player in MLB history to win Rookie of the Year and Most Valuable Player in consecutive years, Cal Ripken, Jr. of the Baltimore Orioles being the first.[90]

Of the 15 players who have hit four home runs in one game, three were Phillies at the time (more than any other team).[91] Ed Delahanty was the first, hitting his four in Chicago's West Side Park on July 13, 1896. Chuck Klein repeated the feat nearly 40 years later to the day, on July 10, 1936, at Pittsburgh's Forbes Field. Forty years later, on April 17, 1976, Mike Schmidt became the third, also hitting his in Chicago, these coming at Wrigley Field.

Team captainsEdit

Wall of FameEdit

From 1978 to 2003, the Phillies inducted one former Phillie and one former member of the Philadelphia Athletics per year. Since 2004 they have inducted one Phillie annually. Players must be retired and must have played at least four years with the Phillies or Athletics. The last ten years' inductees to the Wall of Fame are listed below (note that there was no inductee for the 2017 season, as Pete Rose was intended to be inducted, but was not due to controversial allegations):

Connie Mack, legendary Philadelphia A's manager and owner, 1978 Wall of Fame inductee
Former closer Tug McGraw, 1999 Wall of Fame inductee
Philadelphia Baseball Wall of Fame
Inducted Player Position Years Ref
2006 Green, DallasDallas Green P
2007 Vukovich, JohnJohn Vukovich INF
2008 Samuel, JuanJuan Samuel 2B 19831989 [95]
2009 Kalas, HarryHarry Kalas  TV 19712009 [96]
2010 Daulton, DarrenDarren Daulton C 1983
2011 Kruk, JohnJohn Kruk 1B 19891994 [98]
2012 Lieberthal, MikeMike Lieberthal C 19942006 [99]
2013 Schilling, CurtCurt Schilling P 19922000 [100]
2014 Manuel, CharlieCharlie Manuel MGR 20052013 [101]
2015 Burrell, PatPat Burrell OF 20002008
2016 Thome, JimJim Thome  1B 20032005, 2012

Centennial TeamEdit

See: Philadelphia Baseball Wall of Fame § Centennial Team.

In 1983, rather than inducting a player into the Wall of Fame, the Phillies selected their Centennial Team, commemorating the best players of the first 100 years in franchise history.

Philadelphia Sports Hall of FameEdit

Phillies in the Philadelphia Sports Hall of Fame
No. Name Position Tenure Inducted Notes
Saam, ByBy Saam Broadcaster 1939–1950
Campbell, BillBill Campbell Broadcaster 1963–1970 2005
Kalas, HarryHarry Kalas Broadcaster 1971–2009 2004
Baker, DanDan Baker P.A. Announcer 1972–present 2012
Alexander, Grover ClevelandGrover Cleveland Alexander P 1911–1917, 1930 2005
Bender, ChiefChief Bender P 1916–1917 2014 Elected mainly on his performance with Philadelphia Athletics
Delahanty, EdEd Delahanty LF 1891–1901 2008
Thompson, SamSam Thompson RF 1889–1898 2015
1 Ashburn, RichieRichie Ashburn CF
1, 3, 8, 14, 26, 29, 32, 36 Klein, ChuckChuck Klein RF 1928–1933
6 Callison, JohnnyJohnny Callison RF 1960–1969 2012
10 Bowa, LarryLarry Bowa SS
14 Ennis, DelDel Ennis OF 1946–1956 2006 Grew up in the Crescentville section of Philadelphia
15, 32 Allen, DickDick Allen 1B / 3B 1963–1969
17, 20, 35, 40 Walters, BuckyBucky Walters P / 3B 1934–1938 2013 Elected mainly on his performance with Cincinnati Reds, born and raised in Philadelphia
19 Luzinski, GregGreg Luzinski LF 1970–1980 2013
20 Schmidt, MikeMike Schmidt 3B 1972–1989 2004
28, 32 Simmons, CurtCurt Simmons P 1947–1960 2011
31 Maddox, GarryGarry Maddox CF 1975–1986 2015
32 Carlton, SteveSteve Carlton P 1972–1986 2004
36 Roberts, RobinRobin Roberts P 1948–1961 2004
38 Schilling, CurtCurt Schilling P 1992–2000 2014
41 Short, ChrisChris Short P 1959–1972 2016
41 Manuel, CharlieCharlie Manuel Manager 2005–2013 2016
45 McGraw, TugTug McGraw P 1975–1984 2010

Hall of FamersEdit

Hall of Famer Ed Delahanty
See footnote[102]
Philadelphia Phillies Hall of Famers
Affiliation according to the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum
Philadelphia Phillies

Grover Cleveland Alexander*
Sparky Anderson
Richie Ashburn
Dave Bancroft*
Chief Bender*
Dan Brouthers**
Jim Bunning

Steve Carlton
Roger Connor*
Ed Delahanty**
Hugh Duffy**
Johnny Evers*
Elmer Flick*
Jimmie Foxx
Pat Gillick**

Billy Hamilton
Bucky Harris
Ferguson Jenkins
Hughie Jennings
Tim Keefe*
Chuck Klein
Nap Lajoie*

Pedro Martinez
Tommy McCarthy
Joe Morgan
Kid Nichols*
Tony Pérez
Eppa Rixey
Robin Roberts

Ryne Sandberg
Mike Schmidt
Casey Stengel
Jim Thome
Sam Thompson*
Lloyd Waner
Hack Wilson
Harry Wright*

  • Players and managers listed in bold are depicted on their Hall of Fame plaques wearing a Phillies cap insignia.
  • * Has no insignia on his cap because caps bore no insignia at that time.
  • ** Wears no cap.
  • – Pat Gillick was elected as an Executive/Pioneer due in part to his contributions to baseball as general manager of the Phillies.[103]

Ford C. Frick Award recipientsEdit

Philadelphia Phillies Ford C. Frick Award recipients
Affiliation according to the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum

Herb Carneal

Harry Kalas

Tim McCarver

By Saam

  • Names in bold received the award based primarily on their work as broadcasters for the Phillies.

Retired numbers and other honorsEdit

Robin Roberts, one of eight players with a number retired or honored by the Phillies

The Phillies have retired six numbers, and honored two additional players with the letter "P."[104] Grover Cleveland Alexander played with the team in the era before Major League Baseball used uniform numbers, and Chuck Klein wore a variety of numbers with the team during his career. Of the six players with retired numbers, five were retired for their play with the Phillies and one, 42, was universally retired by Major League Baseball when they honored the 50th anniversary of Jackie Robinson's breaking the color barrier.







by MLB 1997[110]
Grover C.




Charitable contributionsEdit

The Phillies have supported amyotrophic lateral sclerosis research (also known as Lou Gehrig's disease) with the "Phillies Phestival" since 1984.[113] The team raised over US$750,000 for ALS research at their 2008 festival, compared with approximately $4,500 at the inaugural event in 1984;[113] the event has raised a total of over $10 million in its history.[114] The ALS Association of Philadelphia is the Phillies' primary charity,[115] and the hospitals they support include Pennsylvania Hospital, Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, and Hahnemann University Hospital.[113] Former Phillies pitchers Geoff Geary (now with the Houston Astros), who lost a friend to the disease,[116] and Curt Schilling, who retired with the Boston Red Sox,[117] are both still involved with the Phillies' cause.

Phanatic about Education

The Philadelphia Phillies have shown themselves to be a big supporter of reading and overall education, using baseball in a positive way to help support education for students. The Phillies have a reading incentive program called Phanatic About Reading, which is designed to encourage students from kindergarten to eighth grade to read for a minimum of 15 minutes a night. This reading program is to help students with their literacy skills and comprehension. Phillies Phundamentals is another educational program, offered through after-school and summer camps, that is designed to make learning fun and support academic skills by using baseball.

The Phillies celebrate teachers during their annual Teacher Appreciation Night.[118]

Fan supportEdit

Phillies vs New York Mets, May 2, 2009 at Citizens Bank Park
See footnote[119]

Phillies fans have earned a reputation over the years for their occasional unruly behavior. In the 1960s, radio announcers for visiting teams would frequently report on the numerous fights breaking out in Connie Mack Stadium.[120][citation needed] Immediately after the final game at the old park, many fans ran onto the field or dislodged parts of the ballpark to take home with them.[121] Later, at Veterans Stadium, the 700 Level gained a reputation for its "hostile taunting, fighting, public urination and general strangeness."[122] Phillies fans famously are known for their reputation of being the "Meanest Fans in America".[123]

Phillies fans are known for harsh criticism of their own stars such the 1964 Rookie of the Year Richie Allen and Hall of Fame third baseman Mike Schmidt. The fans, however, are just as well known for heckling the visiting team. Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Burt Hooton's poor performance during game three of the 1977 NLCS[124] has often been attributed to the crowd's taunting.[125] J. D. Drew, the Phillies' first overall draft pick in the amateur draft of 1997, never signed with the Phillies following a contract dispute with the team, instead re-entering the draft the next year to be drafted by the St. Louis Cardinals.[126] Phillies fans were angered over this disrespect and hurled debris, including two D batteries, at Drew during an August 1999 game.[127] Subsequent visits by Drew to Philadelphia continue to be met with sustained booing from the Phillies fans.

Many sports writers have noted the passionate presence of Phillies fans, including Allen Barra, who wrote that the biggest roar he ever heard from Philadelphia fans was in 1980 when Tug McGraw, in the victory parade after the World Series, told New York fans they could "take this championship and shove it."[128]

When the Phillies moved to Veteran's Stadium, they hired a group of young ladies to serve as ushers. These women wore maroon-colored outfits featuring hot pants and were called the Hot Pants Patrol.[129] The team also introduced a pair of mascots attired in colonial garb, named Philadelphia Phil and Phyllis. In addition to costumed characters, animated Phil and Phyllis figures mounted on the center field facade would "hit" the Liberty Bell after a Phillie home run. This pair of mascots never achieved any significant level of popularity with fans and were eventually discontinued.[129] In 1978, the team introduced a new mascot, the Phillie Phanatic, who has been called "baseball's best mascot", which has been much more successful and has become closely associated with the marketing of the team.[130]

In Phillies fan culture, it is also not unusual to replace an "f" with a "ph" in words, such as the Phillie Phanatic.[131]

The club surpassed 100 consecutive sellouts on August 19, 2010, selling out over 50% of their home games and averaging an annual attendance of over 3.1 million fans since moving to Citizens Bank Park;[132] on April 3, 2011, the team broke the three-game series attendance record at the ballpark, having 136,254 fans attend the opening weekend against the Houston Astros.[133]

In 2011 and 2012, the Phillies led the league in attendance with 3,680,718 and 3,565,718 fans, respectively, coming out to watch Phillies baseball.[134][135][136][137][138]

Season-by-season recordsEdit

The records of the Phillies' last ten seasons in Major League Baseball are listed below.

Season League Division Finish[a] Wins[b] Losses Win% GB[c] Postseason Awards
Philadelphia Quakers
1883 NL 8th 17 81 .173 46
Philadelphia Quakers/Philadelphia Phillies
1884 NL 6th 39 73 .348 45
1885 NL 3rd 56 54 .509 30
1886 NL 4th 71 43 .623 14
1887[m] NL 2nd 75 48 .610 3​12
1888 NL 3rd 69 61 .531 14​12
1889 NL 4th 63 64 .496 20​12
Philadelphia Phillies
1890 NL 3rd 78 54 .591 9​12
1891 NL 4th 68 69 .496 18​12
1892 NL 4th 87 66 .569 16​12
1893 NL 4th 72 57 .558 14
1894 NL 4th 71 57 .555 18
1895 NL 3rd 78 53 .595 9​12
1896 NL 8th 62 68 .477 28​12
1897 NL 10th 55 77 .417 38
1898 NL 6th 78 71 .523 24
1899 NL 3rd 94 58 .618 9
1900 NL 3rd 75 63 .543 8
1901 NL 2nd 83 57 .593 7​12
1902 NL 7th 56 81 .409 46
1903 NL 7th 49 86 .363 39​12
1904 NL 8th 52 100 .342 53​12
1905 NL 4th 83 69 .546 21​12
1906 NL 4th 71 82 .464 45​12
1907 NL 3rd 83 64 .565 21​12
1908 NL 4th 83 71 .539 16
1909 NL 5th 74 79 .484 36​12
1910 NL 4th 78 75 .510 25​12
1911 NL 4th 79 73 .520 19​12
1912 NL 5th 73 79 .480 30​12
1913 NL 2nd 88 63 .583 12​12
1914 NL 6th 74 80 .481 20​12
1915 NL * 1st 90 62 .592 Lost World Series (Red Sox) 4–1 *
1916 NL 2nd 91 62 .595 2​12
1917 NL 2nd 87 65 .572 10
1918 NL 6th 55 68 .447 26
1919 NL 8th 47 90 .343 47​12
1920 NL 8th 62 91 .405 30​12
1921 NL 8th 51 103 .331 43​12
1922 NL 7th 57 96 .373 35​12
1923 NL 8th 50 104 .325 45​12
1924 NL 7th 55 96 .364 37
1925 NL 6th 68 85 .444 27
1926 NL 8th 58 93 .384 29​12
1927 NL 8th 51 103 .331 43
1928 NL 8th 43 109 .283 51
1929 NL 5th 71 82 .464 27​12
1930 NL 8th 52 102 .338 40
1931 NL 6th 66 88 .429 35
1932 NL 4th 78 76 .506 12 Chuck Klein (MVP)[h][139]
1933 NL 7th 60 92 .395 31 Chuck Klein (NL Triple Crown)
1934 NL 7th 56 93 .376 37
1935 NL 7th 64 89 .418 35​12
1936 NL 8th 54 100 .351 38
1937[n] NL 7th 61 92 .399 34​12
1938[o] NL 8th 45 105 .300 43
1939 NL 8th 45 106 .298 50​12
1940 NL 8th 50 103 .327 50
1941 NL 8th 43 111 .279 57
1942 NL 8th 42 109 .278 62​12
1943 NL 7th 64 90 .416 41
1944 NL 8th 61 92 .399 43​12
1945 NL 8th 46 108 .299 52
1946 NL 5th 69 85 .448 28
1947 NL 7th 62 92 .403 32
1948 NL 6th 66 88 .429 25​12
1949 NL 3rd 81 73 .526 16
1950 NL * 1st 91 63 .591 Lost World Series (Yankees) 4–0 * Jim Konstanty (MVP)[139]

Eddie Sawyer (MOY)[g][140]

1951 NL 5th 73 81 .474 23​12
1952 NL 4th 87 67 .565 9​12
1953 NL 3rd 83 71 .539 22
1954 NL 4th 75 79 .487 22
1955 NL 4th 77 77 .500 21​12
1956 NL 5th 71 83 .461 22
1957 NL 5th 77 77 .500 18 Jack Sanford (ROY)[i][141]
1958 NL 8th 69 85 .448 23
1959 NL 8th 64 90 .416 23
1960 NL 8th 59 95 .383 36
1961 NL 8th 47 107 .305 46
1962 NL 7th 81 80 .503 20 Gene Mauch (MOY) [142]
1963 NL 4th 87 75 .537 12
1964 NL 2nd 92 70 .568 1 Dick Allen (ROY)[141]

Gene Mauch (MOY) [142]

1965 NL 6th 85 76 .528 11​12
1966 NL 4th 87 75 .537 8
1967 NL 5th 82 80 .506 19​12
1968 NL 7th 76 86 .469 21
1969 NL East 5th 63 99 .389 37
1970[p] NL East 5th 73 88 .453 15​12
1971[q] NL East 6th 67 95 .414 30
1972 NL East 6th 59 97 .378 37​12 Steve Carlton (CYA)[f][143]
1973 NL East 6th 71 91 .438 11​12
1974 NL East 3rd 80 82 .494 8
1975 NL East 2nd 86 76 .531 6​12
1976 NL East ^ 1st 101 61 .623 Lost NLCS[e] (Reds) 3–0 Danny Ozark (MOY)[144]
1977 NL East ^ 1st 101 61 .623 Lost NLCS (Dodgers) 3–1 Steve Carlton (CYA)[143]
1978 NL East ^ 1st 90 72 .556 Lost NLCS (Dodgers) 3–1
1979 NL East 4th 84 78 .519 14
1980 NL * East ^ 1st 91 71 .562 Won NLCS (Astros) 3–2
Won World Series (Royals) 4–2 †
Mike Schmidt (MVP,[139] WSMVP)[aa]
Steve Carlton (CYA)[143]
1981 NL East 1st ^ 34 21 .618 Lost NLDS[d] (Expos) 3–2 Mike Schmidt (MVP)[139]
3rd 25 27 .481 4​12
1982 NL East 2nd 89 73 .549 3 Steve Carlton (CYA)[143]
1983 NL * East ^ 1st 90 72 .556 Won NLCS (Dodgers) 3–1
Lost World Series (Orioles) 4–1 *
John Denny (CYA)[143]
1984 NL East 4th 81 81 .500 15​12
1985 NL East 5th 75 87 .463 26
1986 NL East 2nd 86 75 .534 21​12 Mike Schmidt (MVP)[139]
1987 NL East 5th 80 82 .494 15 Steve Bedrosian (CYA)[143]
1988 NL East 6th 65 96 .404 35​12
1989 NL East 6th 67 95 .414 26
1990 NL East 4th 77 85 .475 18
1991 NL East 3rd 78 84 .481 20
1992 NL East 6th 70 92 .432 26
1993 NL * East ^ 1st 97 65 .599 Won NLCS (Braves) 4–2
Lost World Series (Blue Jays) 4–2 *
1994 NL East 4th 54 61 .470 20​12
1995 NL East 3rd 69 75 .479 21
1996 NL East 5th 67 95 .414 29
1997 NL East 5th 68 94 .420 33 Scott Rolen (ROY)[141]
1998 NL East 3rd 75 87 .463 31
1999 NL East 3rd 77 85 .475 26
2000 NL East 5th 65 97 .401 30
2001 NL East 2nd 86 76 .531 2 Larry Bowa (MOY)[144]
2002 NL East 3rd 80 81 .497 21​12
2003[r] NL East 3rd 86 76 .531 15
2004[s] NL East 2nd 86 76 .531 10
2005 NL East 2nd 88 74 .543 2 Ryan Howard (ROY)[141]
2006 NL East 2nd 85 77 .525 12 Ryan Howard (MVP)[139]
2007 NL East ^ 1st 89 73 .549 Lost NLDS (Rockies) 3–0 Jimmy Rollins (MVP)[139]
2008 NL * East ^ 1st 92 70 .568 Won NLDS (Brewers) 3–1
Won NLCS (Dodgers) 4–1
Won World Series (Rays) 4–1 †
Cole Hamels (WSMVP)[aa]
2009 NL * East ^ 1st 93 69 .574 Won NLDS (Rockies) 3–1
Won NLCS (Dodgers) 4–1
Lost World Series (Yankees) 4–2 *
J.A. Happ (ROY)[145]
2010 NL East ^ 1st 97 65 .599 Won NLDS (Reds) 3–0
Lost NLCS (Giants) 4–2
Roy Halladay (CYA)[143]
2011 NL East ^ 1st 102 60 .630 Lost NLDS (Cardinals) 3–2
2012 NL East 3rd 81 81 .500 17
2013 NL East 4th 73 89 .451 23
2014 NL East 5th 73 89 .451 23
2015 NL East 5th 63 99 .389 27
2016 NL East 4th 71 91 .438 24
2017 NL East 5th 66 96 .407 31

Record by decadeEdit

The following table describes the Phillies' MLB win–loss record by decade.

Decade Wins Losses Ties Pct
1880s 468 477 20 0.495
1890s 740 639 21 0.536
1900s 712 764 20 0.483
1910s 746 733 16 0.504
1920s 556 973 8 0.364
1930s 579 944 8 0.381
1940s 625 911 11 0.408
1950s 735 805 5 0.477
1960s 773 836 2 0.480
1970s 830 784 1 0.514
1980s 769 794 3 0.492
1990s 720 835 0 0.463
2000s 882 737 0 0.525
2010s 463 509 0 0.476
All-time 9598 10741 115 0.471

These statistics are from's Philadelphia Phillies History & Encyclopedia,[146] and are current as of October 18, 2016.

All-time recordsEdit

Current rosterEdit

Philadelphia Phillies 2018 spring training roster
40-man roster Non-roster invitees Coaches/Other











40 active, 0 inactive, 25 non-roster invitees

  7- or 10-day disabled list
* Not on active roster
Suspended list
Roster, coaches, and NRIs updated February 17, 2018
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Team managersEdit

Eddie Sawyer managed the Phils to the 1950 pennant.
Pete Mackanin became the Phillies manager in 2015.

Over 126 seasons, the Phillies franchise has employed 51 managers.[147] The duties of the team manager include team strategy and leadership on and off the field.[148] Seven managers have taken the Phillies to the postseason, with Danny Ozark and Charlie Manuel each leading the team to three playoff appearances. Manuel and Dallas Green are the only Phillies managers to win a World Series: Green in 1980 against the Kansas City Royals; and Manuel in 2008 against the Tampa Bay Rays.[149] Charlie Manuel is the longest-tenured manager in franchise history, with 1,416 games of service in parts of nine seasons (2005–2013).[150] The records and accomplishments of the last seven Phillies' managers are shown below.

Winning percentage: number of wins divided by number of games managed
Playoff appearances: number of years this manager has led the franchise to the playoffs
Playoff wins: number of wins this manager has accrued in the playoffs
Playoff losses: number of losses this manager has accrued in the playoffs
World Series: number of World Series victories achieved by the manager
Elected to the National Baseball Hall of Fame (‡ denotes induction as manager)[151]
Member of the Philadelphia Baseball Wall of Fame
#[a] Manager Years Wins Losses Ties WPct PA PW PL WS Ref
47 Jim Fregosi 19911996 431 463 0 .482 1 6 6 0 [152][153]
48 Terry Francona 19972000 285 363 0 .440 [154]
49 Larry Bowa§[b] 20012004 337 308 0 .522 [155]
50 Gary Varsho 2004 1 1 0 .500 [156]
51 Charlie Manuel§ 20052013 780 636 0 .551 5 27 18 1 [157][158]
52 Ryne Sandberg 20132015 119 159 0 .428 [161]
53 Pete Mackanin 20152017 174 238 0 .422
54 Gabe Kapler 2018–present 0 0 0 .000

Statistics current through 2017 season

Minor league affiliationsEdit

Radio and televisionEdit

Iconic former Phillies broadcaster Harry Kalas

As of 2018, the Phillies' flagship radio stations is WIP-FM (94.1 FM), formerly owned by CBS Radio but since November 2017, owned by Philadelphia-area company Entercom. The broadcasts were discontinued on the former AM flagship station WPHT 1210 in 2016.[162] Scott Franzke and Jim Jackson provide play-by-play on the radio, with Larry Andersen as the color commentator. Meanwhile, NBCUniversal (a unit of Philadelphia-based Comcast) handles local television broadcasts through its properties NBC Sports Philadelphia and WCAU (NBC10). Tom McCarthy calls play-by-play for the television broadcasts, with Ben Davis, Mike Schmidt and John Kruk providing color commentary.

Spanish language broadcasts are on WTTM (1680 AM)[163] with Danny Martinez on play-by-play, and Bill Kulik and Rickie Ricardo on color commentary.

Other popular Phillies broadcasters through the years include By Saam from 1939 to 1975, Bill Campbell from 1962 to 1970, Richie Ashburn from 1963 to 1997, and Harry Kalas from 1971 to 2009.[164] Kalas, a 2002 recipient of the Ford Frick Award and an icon in the Philadelphia area, called play-by-play in the first three and last three innings on television and the fourth inning on the radio until his death on April 13, 2009.

At Citizens Bank Park, the restaurant built into the base of the main scoreboard is named "Harry the K's" in Kalas's honor. After Kalas's death, the Phillies' TV-broadcast booth was renamed "The Harry Kalas Broadcast Booth". It is directly next to the radio-broadcast booth, which is named "The Richie 'Whitey' Ashburn Broadcast Booth". When the Phillies win at home, Kalas' rendition of the song "High Hopes", which he would sing when the Phillies had clinched a playoff berth or advanced in the playoffs, is played as fans file out of the stadium. In addition, when a Phillies player hits a home run a recording of Kalas' famous "That ball is outta here!" home run call is played. The sole exception is Chase Utley, once the subject of another famous Kalas call, "Chase Utley, you are The Man!", which is played when Utley hits a homer.

In 2011, the Phillies unveiled a statue of Harry Kalas at Citizens Bank Park. The statue was funded by Phillies fans and designed and constructed by a Phillies fan.

The Phillies' public-address (PA) announcer is Dan Baker, who started in the 1972 season.[165][166]

In 2011, the Phillies spent $10 million to upgrade the video system at Citizens Bank Park, including a new display screen in left field, the largest in the National League.[167][168]

See alsoEdit



  • a In 1981, a mid-season players' strike split the season. Philadelphia, with the best record in the East Division when play was halted, was declared the first-half division winner. They would, however, lose to the second half-winning Montréal Expos in the NLDS, losing the overall division title. The Phillies' record over the entire season was third-best in the division, 2½ games behind St. Louis and Montréal.
  • b The Phillies are the only National League team with two perfect games. Four American League teams have accomplished the feat: New York Yankees (3), Chicago White Sox (2), Cleveland Indians (2), and Oakland Athletics (2).

Retired numbersEdit

  • a Grover Cleveland Alexander played in the era before Major League players wore numbers; the Phillies have honored him with the "P" logo from the 1915 season, their first World Series appearance.[111]
  • b Chuck Klein wore many numbers while with the Phillies, including 1, 3, 8, 26, 29, and 36. The Phillies wore the Old English "P" during his first six seasons; thus, they chose to use it to honor Klein.[112]

Season recordsEdit

  • a The Finish column lists regular season results and excludes postseason play.
  • b The Wins and Losses columns list regular season results and exclude any postseason play.
  • c The GB column lists "Games Back" from the team that finished in first place that season. It is determined by finding the difference in wins plus the difference in losses divided by two.

Team managersEdit


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