The Philadelphia Phillies are a Major League Baseball team based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The franchise was founded in 1883 as the Quakers and joined the National League in 1887. They have won two World Series Championships, seven National League pennants, and twelve Division titles. The Phillies are one of the oldest teams in baseball and have had some success throughout their history.
In 1883, the National League awarded Philadelphia an expansion team after the Worcester Brown Stockings ended their franchise in 1882. The team was called the Philadelphia Quakers but had a hard time getting off the ground. In their first year, the Quakers had below a .200 record and struggled to earn wins both home and away. After one year of downs, the Quakers hired a new manager, Harry Wright, and changed their name to the Philadelphias. However, this name was too long for newspapers and headlines and the media began to revert to calling them Quakers. But one newspaper decided to shorten the name and called the team, “The Phillies.” This nickname stuck and in 1890, the team officially changed its name to the Philadelphia Phillies.
The Phillies have won seven National League pennants and two World Series championships (1980 and 2008). Over their long history, they’ve been home to some of the game's greatest players including Hall-of-Famers Steve Carlton, Mike Schmidt, Richie Ashburn and Robin Roberts. The team has also produced several MVPs such as Jimmy Rollins and Ryan Howard. In recent years, with a talented group led by manager Charlie Manuel, the Phillies have become perennial contenders for NL East titles. They've won five straight division titles from 2007–2011 before slipping back into second place behind Washington in 2012. Despite their recent struggles they remain a competitive franchise that continues to draw passionate fans to Citizens Bank Park each season.
Where do/does the Philadelphia Phillies play?
Since 2004 the Philadelphia Phillies play their home games at Citizens Bank Park. The team has played at several stadiums in the city prior, beginning with Recreation Park (1883–1886) and continuing at Baker Bowl (1887–1938); Shibe Park (which was renamed Connie Mack Stadium in 1953 in honor of the longtime Philadelphia Athletics manager Connie Mack) (1938–1970); Veterans Stadium (1971–2003).
Who does the Philadelphia Phillies play in their schedule?
The Philadelphia Phillies will play all 29 other teams this season.
Top matches for the Philadelphia Phillies include: Blue Jays, Astros, Cardinals, Pirates, Giants and Rays.
Who else plays in the Philadelphia Phillies division?
The Philadelphia Phillies play in the National League East Division.
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