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|Stadium:||Citizens Bank Park|
|Colors:||Red, blue & white|
|Hall of Famers:||Grover Clevland Alexander, Richie Ashburn, Dave Bancroft, Steve Carlton, Ed Delahanty, Billy Hamilton, Chuck Klein, Robin Roberts, Mike Schmidt & Sam Thompson|
|Hall of Fame General Managers:||None|
|Rivals:||New York Mets|
|Legends:||Dick Allen, Mike Schmidt, Steve Carton, Harry Kalas, Jimmy Rollins, Richie Ashburn, Ryan Howard, Tug McGraw, Chase Utley, Pete Rose, Curt Schilling & Cole Hamels|
|Retired Numbers:||7: 1, 14, 15, 20, 32, 36 & 42|
|World Series Championships:||2: 1980 & 2008|
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Unlike many MLB or even American sports franchises, the Phillies have never had to relocate since their inception into the big leagues in 1883, as the Phillies are known for being in the same city as well as never undergoing a name change throughout their 137 years.
While in their early years in the National League they were officially entered the league under the name “Philadelphia Quakers” they were still known as the “Phillies” but it wasn’t until the 1890 season they were officially known as the Phillies.
Unfortunately that was pretty much the most exciting thing that happened to them especially in the early days, as it took 32 years to make it to their first World Series, which ended in a 4-1 defeat to the New York Yankees.
The Phillies then entered another prolonged period of being a mediocre team, often fluctuating towards the bottom of the National League between 1916 and 1949. The highest they finished was in second place which occurred in 1916 and 1917, while their next best finish was in third place which happened in 1949.
The Phillies though, won 10 more games than they did a season prior, and they returned to the baseball’s biggest prize, the World Series, after a 35 year hiatus. They met the New York Yankees in 1950, but once again it didn’t go the way the Phillies wanted it to go and they were swept by the Yankees 4-0.
Since the 1950 World Series defeat, the Phillies once again plummeted and faced a further 26 years without either being at the top of the National League or appearing in a World Series, with that drought lasting almost two decades, spanning across the early 1950s and 1960s.
Throughout that time, the highest the Phillies finished in the National League was in second place which happened in 1964 and 1975 when they were in the National League West Division, after the league introduced the East and West divisions in the 1969 season.
After missing out on a prolonged successful period for quite some time, it finally happened for the Phillies when they finished on top of the National League East division three consecutive years between 1976 and 1978.
They made the NLCS but lost to the Cincinnati Reds (1976) and the Los Angeles Dodgers (both in 1977 and 1978). Two years later, the Phillies were on top of the baseball world as the Phillies finally claimed the World Series.
They ended the regular season with 91 wins, and fought off the Houston Astros to claim the NLCS, they then faced the Kansas City Royals in the World Series. The Phillies saw off the Royals defeating them 4-2 in the series and they claimed their first ever World Series.
Mike Schmidt claimed the World Series MVP as well as the MVP in the regular season, while Steve Carlton was also to thank in the Phillies charge to the World Series and he claimed the Cy Young Award.
They made the NLDS the following year, but couldn’t defend their World Series title as they were knocked out by the Montreal Expos. They returned to the World Series in 1983 when they defeated the Dodgers in the NLCS 3-1, but lost in the one that mattered going down 4-1 to the Baltimore Orioles.
The Phillies faced another decline, but were back in the World Series a decade later, when they met the Toronto Blue Jays after seeing off the Atlanta Braves in the NLCS, but just like 10 years earlier, it ended in heartbreak for the Phillies who were staring down another World Series defeat.
After just one postseason appearance (the 1993 World Series defeat to the Blue Jays) in 14 years, the Phillies entered another golden period as they made the postseason five consecutive times in five years between 2007 and 2011. Their first showing in 2007 was a disappointing one as they fell to the Colorado Rockies in the NLDS, but it did set the tone for the next four years.
The following year, the Phillies won 92 games. After seeing off the Milwaukee Brewers in the NLDS and the Los Angeles Dodgers in the NLCS, the Phillies were riding high and faced the Tampa Bay Rays in the World Series.
The Phillies kept their postseason surge, and they only managed to drop one game in the World Series as they defeated the Rays 4-1, to claim their second World Series and their first since 1980, ending a 28 year hoodoo.
The Phillies made the World Series again in 2009 for the second consecutive season, but couldn’t defend their title when they lost the series to the New York Yankees 4-2. They ended their five year postseason reign with a NLCS defeat to the San Francisco Giants and a NLDS to the Arizona Cardinals in 2011.
The next most notable memory occurred in 2019 when the Phillies acquired the signing of the in demand Bryce Harper, but not even he couldn’t spark the team back into the postseason contention as the team finished fourth in the National League with 81 wins.
The 2020 season proved to be a challenging year for all the franchises and other sporting teams around the world. Many sports struggled to get their season up and running due to the global COVID-19 pandemic, but baseball and the MLB found a way as they cut the season to 60 games instead of their 162 game season.
The Phillies ended the challenging season with a 28-32 win loss record, and they ended the season in fourth place in the National League East Division, missing the postseason for the ninth consecutive season.
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The Phillies started the season with +3500 odds on July 24, however, they only managed three games as most of their games were postponed due to COVID-19, and they finished July with a 1-2 win loss record, and on July 31 were +3100 to make it to the World Series.
August was a much better month for the Phillies as they only missed six games, and they kicked off August with a win over the New York Yankees on August 5, and by the next day they were valued at +3000.
Their next four games though proved tough matches as they had a 2-2 record (including a double header on the same day) and by August 10 they were up to +3500, the next day however, they dropped to +2833.
After being valued at +3100 on August 15 following two successive wins over the New York Mets, the Phillies were at their lowest value on August 19 following a four game-winning streak as they were valued at +2467.
From there on in, they were always around +3000 mark, they were valued at +3000 on August 20, +3333 two days later and ended August with a +3667 value after the team suffered a five game losing streak.
The Phillies started September just out of reach with +4000 odds, but a four wins and two losses in the first six games of September did wonders for the Phillies, and it saw their value decrease to +3000 on September 6.
Despite winning two games in their next four games, their recent form was still enough to have some sort of influence on the odds as they dropped to +2800 on September 10. But it was back up to +3000 four days later, and just kept increasing as the Phillies continued to have a mixed bag for results and it was evident on September 21 when they were +4000.
With one win in four games (including another double header on the same day) the Phillies ended their season with +4500 odds, they lost their three games (when the season ended on September 27) to the Tampa Bay Rays.
The Phillies also had a mixed bag of results when it came to the run line, as in each category they did not place in the MLB top 10. They were ranked 28th in the league in the overall run line (record of 25-35-0), ranking 14th when they were the home side (16-15-0) and in last place when they were the away side (9-20-0).
They were better placed when it came to the over / under as the lowest they were ranked was when they were the home team and they were the 22nd best team in the league with a record of 14-16-1.
They just missed out on the top 10 spot in the MLB run line in the overall record and the Phillies were ranked 12th with a record of 29-28-3. Their best record occurred when they were the away side as they were ranked fifth in the MLB with a record of 15-12-2.
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Where do the Philadelphia Phillies play?
The Philadelphia Phillies play at the Citizens Bank Park.
Who owns the Philadelphia Phillies?
John S. Middleton owns the Philadelphia Phillies.
Have the Philadelphia Phillies won an MLB World Series?
The Philadelphia Phillies have won two World Series with their first in 1980 and their second in 2008.
Who is the Philadelphia Phillies general manager?
Joe Giradi is the general manager of the Philadelphia Phillies.
Do the Philadelphia Phillies play tonight?
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What is the Philadelphia Phillies record?
The Philadelphia Phillies had a 2020 record of 28-32 win-loss record.
Did the Philadelphia Phillies win last night?
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How much are the Philadelphia Phillies worth?
According to Forbes Magazine, the Philadelphia Phillies are worth $2 billion.
Who do the Philadelphia Phillies play tonight?
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How to watch the Philadelphia Phillies?
You can watch Philadelphia Phillies games on NBC Sports Philadelphia, NBC Sports Philadelphia +, GHP-TV & WOMY-TV.
Will the Philadelphia Phillies make the playoffs this year?
The Philadelphia Phillies did not make the MLB postseason in 2020 as they finished third in the National League East Division winning 28 games.
Will the Philadelphia Phillies get the 1st pick in the MLB draft?
The Philadelphia Phillies have got the 13th pick in the 2021 MLB draft.
When do the Philadelphia Phillies play?
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Where did the Philadelphia Phillies finish the season?
The Philadelphia Phillies finished the 2020 regular season in third place in the National League East Division.
How many games did the Philadelphia Phillies win?
The Philadelphia Phillies won 28 games in the 2020 regular season.
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