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Philadelphia Phillies Profile

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League & Division:

The Philadelphia Phillies compete in the National League East Division with the Atlanta Braves, New York Mets, Florida Marlins and Washington Nationals .

Ballpark:

Citizens Bank Park
  • Capacity: 43,500
  • Opened in: 2004
  • Ballpark owner: Philadelphia Phillies
  • Construction cost: $346 million

History:

The franchise was founded in 1882 as the Philadelphia Quakers, and became the Phillies a year later.

Memorable Moments:

  • After years as a second-division team, the “Whiz Kids” of 1950 collapsed late in the season but hung on to win the pennant on the final day on a home run in the 10th inning by Dick Sisler.
  • The Phillies won their first title in 1980, advancing to the World Series in a dramatic 10-inning win over Houston in a winner-take-all Game 5 of the National League Championship Series on a single by outfielder Garry Maddox.
  • The Phillies won the World Series in 2008 as pitcher Cole Hamels was NLCS MVP and World Series MVP.

Championships:

Playoff appearances: 12 (1915, 1950, 1976, 1977, 1978, 1980, 1983, 1993, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010)

Division champions: 10 (1976, 1977, 1978, 1980, 1983, 1993, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010)

National League pennants: 5 (1915, 1950, 1980, 1983, 1993, 2008, 2009)

World Series titles: 2 (1980, 2008)

Wild-card berths: 0

Spring Training:

The Phillies are a member of the Grapefruit League and play spring training games at Bright House Networks Field in Clearwater, Florida.

Famous Past Players:

  • Mike Schmidt
  • Steve Carlton
  • Robin Roberts
  • Richie Ashburn
  • Grover Cleveland Alexander

Top Current Players:

Leadership:

Owner: Bill Giles (limited partner)

General Manager: Ruben Amaro Jr.

Manager: Charlie Manuel

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