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    Philadelphia Phillies Franchise Information

    Have a read on below at some quick stats and facts on the Philadelphia Phillies to get you started: 

    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
    League: National League
    Division:East Division
    World Series Championships: 2: 1980 & 2008 

    Philadelphia Phillies History

    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. 

    In the 2021 season, the Phillies finished in second place in the NL East, with a season record of 82-80, and they were 6.5 games behind the Braves, who won the division. The Phillies weren’t good enough to make the playoffs in the 2021 season.

    The Philadelphia Phillies finished the 2022 Major League Baseball season with a record of 87-75, which put them in third place in the National League East Division. They did qualify for the playoffs in 2022. They had a tremendous season and would end up advancing all the way to the World Series. However, unfortunately, they would lose to the Houston Astros in six games.

    Expert 2023 Picks & Preview on Philadelphia Phillies

    If you are a fan of the Philadelphia Phillies, then you know that the only thing that matters right now is how they are expected to perform in the 2023 season. Do the Philadelphia Phillies have the star power to make it all the way to the World Series in 2023?

    2022 was an incredible year for the Philadelphia Phillies. They made it all the way to the World Series before losing to the Houston Astros. Now they will be looking to make another run at it in 2023. 

    Preview on the Philadelphia Phillies’ Manager: Rob Thomson

    Rob Thomson will be entering his second season as the manager of the Philadelphia Phillies, and he started off his tenure in a big way. As the Philadelphia Phillies made it all the way to the World Series last season during his first year leading the club. Prior to becoming a manager for Philadelphia had a lengthy career coaching with the New York Yankees and in the Philadelphia Phillies system for four years before becoming the leading man.

    He had a short playing career that only lasted three seasons in professional baseball but he never made it to the major leagues as he spent time in the Detroit Tigers system during the late 80s. Then he moved into coaching and he moved his way up through the New York Yankees organization before eventually becoming the bench coach.

    Preview on the Philadelphia Phillies’ Key Player: Bryce Harper

    At such a young age, Bryce Harper is well on his way to a Hall of Fame career. Since debuting for the Nationals in 2012, Harper has been named the NL Rookie of the Year, NL MVP, a six time All-Star, Silver Slugger Award recipient, NL Hank Aaron award recipient and NL home run leader.

    Following a season that saw him finish with a career high 130 walks, 34 home runs, a .249 batting average, and 100 RBIs (marking his first season reaching triple-digit RBIs), Harper signed a 13 year, $330 million contract with the Philadelphia Phillies, which was the largest MLB contract ever at the time.

    Now coming into his fifth season as a member of the Phillies, last season he hit for an average of .286 and had eighteen homeruns. In addition to his power, he has plenty of contact as he recorded over 100 hits and drove in 65 runs, despite missing a big chunk of the season, due to injury.

    Preview on the Philadelphia Phillies’ Next Best: Zack Wheeler

    Zack Wheeler returns as the ace of the staff for the Philadelphia Phillies this season. His success on the mound was vital to the Philadelphia Phillies success last season, and he will be looking to repeat that here during the 2023 Major League Baseball season.

    He will be entering his fourth season with Philadelphia after beginning his career with the New York Mets. So at this point he is more than familiar with the national league East and that is why he’s having so much success as of late. Last season he posted a record of 12-7 and an Earned Run Average of 2.82 in what was one of the more successful seasons of his career. He logged 125 innings pitched and had 163 strikeouts as well.

    Philadelphia Phillies Betting & Odds Preview 2023

    The Philadelphia Phillies were given +300 odds to win the 2023 National League East division this season. Their odds to win the National League Pennant were +750 prior to the season starting. 

    While their odds to take home the Commissioner’s Trophy and win the World Series were set at +1600. Their total over/under for victories this season is set at 96.5, With odds of (-110) for both the over and the under. Last season they managed to finish the season with a record of 87-65.

    Their odds to win their division are the lowest odds out of the five teams. While their odds to win the National League pennant are the 5th out of 15 teams. They rank 8th in total odds among the entire league to win the World Series this season out of thirty teams.

    Philadelphia Phillies FAQ

    Still got some burning questions about the Philadelphia Phillies? Well, we have answered some of the most common questions people have, hopefully, you will find the answer you are looking for below! 

    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?

    Are you wondering if the Philadelphia Phillies are playing tonight? Well, SportsTips has all the details you need about the upcoming Philadelphia Phillies games! Make sure you check this page at the top for all the details you are looking for.

    What is the Philadelphia Phillies record?

    The Philadelphia Phillies had a 2022 record of 87-75 win-loss record. 

    Did the Philadelphia Phillies win last night?

    Fans of the Philadelphia Phillies fans are all wanting to know if they won the game last night. You can find more information in relation to the team’s recent form in games on the page at the top.

    How much are the Philadelphia Phillies worth?

    According to Forbes Magazine, the Philadelphia Phillies are worth $2.3 billion. 

    Who do the Philadelphia Phillies play tonight?

    Like a lot of things in the MLB, things change pretty quickly. So, if you are looking for more information about who the Philadelphia Phillies play tonight, you have come to the right place. We have all this information for you in detail, you can find these details for upcoming games at the top of the page.

    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 make the MLB postseason in 2022 as they finished third in the National League East Division winning 87 games. 

    When do the Philadelphia Phillies play?

    Philadelphia Phillies fans are always looking for more information about when their team plays the next game. For all the information you have been craving and more, be sure to check the top of this page. Here at SportsTips, we list all the information you need like the time of the first pitch, location of the game, and the all-important MLB odds.

    Where did the Philadelphia Phillies finish the season?

    The Philadelphia Phillies finished the 2022 regular season in third place in the National League East Division.

    How many games did the Philadelphia Phillies win?

    The Philadelphia Phillies won 87 games in the 2022 regular season.