Philadelphia Phillies

Philadelphia Phillies

Team Information

Founded 1883
Ground Citizens Bank Park
Owner(s) John Middleton
Nickname Phils

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Philadelphia Phillies Bio

Philadelphia Phillies Logo
Philadelphia Phillies Logo, Source: Phillies’ official Twitter account/@Phillies


Team NamePhiladelphia Phillies
Other nicknamesPhilsThe Fightin’ Phils The Fightins
Major league affiliationsMajor League Baseball (MLB)
DivisionNational League (NL) East Division
Ballpark (Home arena)Recreation ParkBaker Bowl Shibe Park/ Connie Mack Stadium Veterans StadiumCitizens Bank Park
Principal owner(s)John. S. Middleton
President of baseball operationsDave Dombrowski
General manager Sam Fuld
Manager Rob Thomson
MascotPhillie Phanatic
Major league titlesWorld Series titles (2) - 1980 and 2008 NL Pennants (8) - 1915, 1950, 1980, 1983, 1993, 2008, 2009 and 2022East Division titles (11) - 1976, 1977, 1978, 1980, 1983, 1993, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010 and 2011


The Philadelphia Phillies are one of the teams participating in Major League Baseball (MLB). This team is notable for being involved in the MLB National League (NL) East Division.

The team was started in 1882 as the Philadelphia Ball Club Limited. Since then, the team has been a regular part of the MLB seasons. Despite being popular with the fans, the team is notable for losing over 10,000 games in their history.


At the same time, they are also notable for being included among the nine MLB teams that have won more than 10, 000 games in their history. Nevertheless, they are also known for being one of the most successful teams in the MLB. They have won 2 World Series Titles along with 11 East Division Titles and 8 NL pennants.


Currently, the Philadelphia Phillies have remained one of the popular teams in the MLB. They receive lots of love and support from their fans and continue to give them amazing games in return.


Philadelphia Phillies History

The beginning of the Philadelphia Phillies team goes back to 1882 when the team was formed as the Philadelphia Ball Club Limited. The team played its first baseball game in April 1883. They later took the name “Philadelphia Phillies.” Initially, there were disagreements about wages among the team players, resulting in some of the best players from the team leaving them and joining the newly launched American League (AL). Nevertheless, the team won their first pennant in 1915. However, since then, the team has performed quite poorly every season. They held only 1 winning record from 1918-1948.

The team started rebuilding under Gerald Nugent in the 1930’s and 1940’s. However, it did not improve the team’s conditions and they kept losing their games. With the arrival of the “Whiz Kids,” including Richie Ashburn and Robin Roberts, things started looking brighter for the team.

However, during the 1960s and 1970s, the Philadelphia Phillies started their first campaign toward winning a World Series. This ultimately culminated in the team finally winning the 1980 World Series title when they defeated the Kansas City Royals. The team would go on to win their fourth pennant in 1983. In 1993, the team reached the World Series again but lost to the Toronto Blue Jays. The team found limited success till 2005.


The team started improving again around 2006 and dominated the NL East from 2007-2011, including winning a second World Series Title in 2008. At the same time, they lost 10,000 games. The team collapsed in 2012 and it took them two years to rebuild and improve again. They have been on a slow rise since 2018 and marked 2021 as the end of a decade of losses for the team. Finally, the team won another pennant in 2022.


Philadelphia Phillies Owner

John currently owns the Philadelphia Phillies. S. Middleton, who also has a 48% ownership stake in the team. Born in the United States, John is a philanthropist and a businessman and has been associated with the team since 1984.

In 2015, he was promoted as the public face of the ownership group of the team and committed to making a better team for the fans of Philadelphia. Since then, he has continued to supervise the various assets and aspects related to the team and continues to make the team better.

Besides owning the Philadelphia Phillies, John.S. Middleton and his wife are also involved with philanthropic activities in many organizations. This includes Project HOME, Academy of Natural Sciences and Bryn Mawr Presbyterian Church in Pennsylvania. He also promotes education, building homes for the homeless, and workforce development.


Philadelphia Phillies Jersey and Logo

Philadelphia Phillies Logo
Philadelphia Phillies Logo, Source: Phillies’ official Instagram account/@Phillies

The Philadelphia Phillies also have their own jerseys for their home and road games; for their home games, their current jersey consists of white shirts and pants with red pinstripes. The logo “Phillies” appears in red and in a scripted manner in front of the shirt. There are two blue stars above the two i’s of the logo “Phillies.” The shirt also has a red colored Nike symbol on the upper left side of the “Phillies” logo. The same red scripting format has been used for the player's name and the jersey number on the back of the shirt. The helmets and the caps are red with the white colored “P” in front of them.

The road jersey for the Philadelphia Phillies team consists of greasy colored shirts and pants; furthermore, the red logo, “Phillies” with the two blue stars above it in front of the shirt, is done the same way as the home jersey. Even the red Nike logo is located on the same upper left side of the logo. The red color has also been used for the player’s name and the jersey number on the back of the shirt. The caps and helmets are still red with a white “P” in the front.


Apart from these primary jerseys, the team uses several other jerseys depending on the situation, event, or occasion.


Philadelphia Phillies Nicknames

The Philadelphia Phillies have had three nicknames over the years. The first nickname, “Phils”, originates from the fact that the team is based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States.

Their other nicknames, “The Fightin Phils” and “The Fightins”, are associated with the “Whiz Kids” generation of the team when the team was gradually rebuilding and improving themselves to win the World Series Title in 1980.

In 2012, a minor league baseball team for the Philadelphia Phillies, the Reading Phils, changed their name to the Reading Fightin Phils as a way of paying tribute to that generation of players and also for being associated with the Philadelphia Phillies for 46 years.


Philadelphia Phillies Retired Jerseys

As a team, the Philadelphia Phillies has produced some of the most talented players in baseball. The team often decides to retire their jerseys commemorating special events and occasions. Here are the Phillies whose jerseys have officially been retired by the team till now.

Players and PositionJersey Number Date of Retirement
Richie Ashburn (CF)1 August 24, 1979
Jim Bunning (P)14 April 6, 2001
Dick Allen (1B)15 September 3, 2020
Mike Schmidt (3B)20 May 26, 1990
Steve Carlton (P)32 July 29, 1989
Roy Halladay (P)34 August 8, 2021
Robin Roberts (P)36 June 18, 2008
Grover Cleveland Alexander (P)P April 6, 2001
Chuck Klein (RF)26April 6, 2001
Jackie Robinson (2B)42 April 15, 1997 (Retired by all MLB teams)

Philadelphia Phillies Home Stadium

The Philadelphia Phillies play their home games at the Citizens Bank Park in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States. It replaced the demolished Veterans Stadium and the team started using it from 2004 to the present day. The park has the capacity to hold 42,901 spectators during the games.

One of the main features of this stadium is the Ashburn Alley, which is named after Philadelphia Phillies Hall of Famer Richie Ashburn. It commemorates all the great achievements he had made as a baseball player. It is also notable for the overgrown grass from the third baseline at the Shibe Stadium. Richie Ashburn was notable for bunting in this grass.

The other feature of this stadium is the CP Rankin and Hall of Fame Clubs which are two well-known areas of sitting for the premium paying spectators. Furthermore, there are also High and Inside Pub, for drinking before and after the ball game, Liberty Bell, which rings after every Philadelphia Phillies game winnings and home runs scored by the team.

Finally, there is the McFadden’s Bar and Grille, which was ultimately closed in 2018 and the Phanatic Fun Zone, which is a playground for kids aged eight years and below. There are also statues of famous players like Richie Ashburn, Robin Roberts, Mike Schmidt, Steve Carlton, and famous broadcaster Harry Kalas. The Citizens Bank Park is also a Green Stadium to protect the environment. Apart from baseball, this stadium also holds ice hockey games and musical concerts.


Philadelphia Phillies Tickets and Broadcasting Details

The Philadelphia Phillies have provided several features for their fans to get tickets. These are the ticket details for the team:

  • There are group tickets for the fans. Fans using this feature can enjoy these games with friends and family.

  • The team also has a service called My Phillies Tickets, which allows their fans to locate and manage their tickets online.

  • StubHub is the authorized marketplace for tickets to the Philadelphia Phillies game. The tickets start at around $9 and go up to around $100.


The following are the broadcasting details for the Philadelphia Phillies:

  • NBC Sports Philadelphia is the television broadcaster for the Phillies games. It includes Tom McCarthy, Scott Franzke, John Kruk, Ben Davis, Ruben Amaro Jr., Mike Schmidt and Taryn Hatcher as the broadcasters.

  • WIP 94.1 FM, WTTM 1680 AM and Phillies Radio Network are the radio broadcasters for the Phillies game. It includes Scott Franzke, Tom McCarthy, Gereg Murphy, Larry Andersen and Kevin Stocker. The Spanish side is managed by Oscar Budejen and Bill Kulik.


Philadelphia Phillies Coaching Staff

These are the coaches who are constantly guiding and helping the Phillies to make them even better at the game.

Personnel Coaching Position
Rob Thomson (59)Manager
Mike Calitri (95)Bench Coach
Caleb Cotham (65)Pitching Coach
Brian Kaplan (93)Assistant Pitching Coach/Director of Pitching Development
David Lundquist (94)Bullpen Coach
Kevin Long (53)Hitting Coach
Jason Camilli (91)Assistant Hitting Coach
Dusty Wathan (62)Third Base Coach
Paco Figueroa (38)First Base Coach
Bobby Dickerson (9)Infield Coach
Brad Flanders (97)Bullpen Catcher/Assistant Catching Coach
Hector Rabago (98)Bullpen Catcher/Assistant Catching Coach

Philadelphia Phillies Rivalries

The major rivals for the Philadelphia Phillies seem to be the New York Mets, the Pittsburgh Pirates and the Washington Nationals/Montreal Expos.


Rivalry of Phillies and Mets

These two teams have one of the most interesting rivalries in the MLB. This rivalry has even included many brawls between the players of the two teams during the 1980s. Although these teams have maintained a low rivalry in recent years, they have faced each other in playoffs, divisions, and wildcard games.


Rivalry of Phillies and Pirates

These two teams had one of the best rivalries when the Pirates debuted in the National League. These two teams won the highest number of championships in the division games.

In recent years, their rivalries have decreased because the Pirates have joined the NL Central Division. Despite this, fans of older times from these two teams still dislike each other as the teams are from Eastern and Western Pennsylvania.


Rivalry of Phillies and Nationals/ Expos

The rivalries between these two teams go back to when the Washington Nationals were based in Montreal, Canada and known as the Montreal Expos. However, after the team relocated and renamed themselves, the rivalry with the Phillies increased because of their location.

Tensions were further established when Bryce Harper left the Nationals and joined the Phillies in 2019. However, the Phillies are currently the winning side between the two teams. Other notable rivals for the Philadelphia Phillies are the Atlanta Braves and the Los Angeles Dodgers.


Philadelphia Phillies Records and Stats

The following are the all-time records and stats established by the Philadelphia Phillies throughout their playing years till now

  • All-time high record of home runs scored - 224 (2009 season)

  • All-time high record of runs scored - 1179 (1894 season)

  • All-time high record in stolen bases - 355 (1887 season)

  • All-time high record in being struck out - 1520 (2008 season)

  • All-time high record of doubles scored - 345 (1930 season)

  • All-time high record of triples scored - 137 (1894 season)

  • All-time high record in scoring strikeouts - 1480 (2021 season)

  • All-time high record in scoring shutouts - 25 (1916 season)

  • All-time high record in allowing home runs - 258 (2019 season)


Philadelphia Phillies World Series Championships

The Philadelphia Phillies have won two World Series Championships till now. These are all the list of opponents they have defeated to win their titles:

Year Opponent Score
1980 Kansas City Royals 4-2
2008 Tampa Bay Rays 4-1

Philadelphia Phillies Other MLB Titles

Apart from winning the World Series twice, the Philadelphia Phillies have also won numerous other titles in the MLB. These are the titles which the team has won.


Titles Years
NL Pennants (8)1915, 1950, 1980, 1983, 1993, 2008, 2009 and 2022
East Division titles (11)1976, 1977, 1978, 1980, 1983, 1993, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010 and 2011

Philadelphia Phillies Hall of Famers

These personnel have been honored as Hall of Famers by the Philadelphia Phillies:


Personnel Year Inducted into the Hall of Fame
Sparky Anderson1959
Rich Ashburn1948-59
Dave Bancroft1915-20
Dan Brouthers1896
Roger Connor1892
Ed Delahanty1888-89; 1891-1901
Hugh Duffy 1904-06
Johnny Evers1917
Elmer Flick1898-1902
Jimmie Foxx1945
Billy Hamilton1890-95
Hughie Jennings1901-02
Jim Kaat1976-79
Chuck Klein1928-33; 1936-44
Nap Lajoie1896-1900
Tommy McCarthy1886-87
Joe Morgan1983
Tony Perez1983
Scott Rolen1996-2002
Ryne Sandberg1981
Mike Schmidt1972-89
Casey Stengel1920-21
Jim Thome2003-05
Sam Thompson1889-98
Lloyd Waner1942
Hack Wilson1934
Grover Alexander1911-17
Chief Bender1916-17
Jim Bunning1964-67; 1970-71
Steve Carlton1972-86
Roy Halladay2010-13
Ferguson Jenkins1965-66
Tim Keefe1891-93
Pedro Martinez2009
Kid Nichols1905-06
Eppa Rixey1912-17; 1919-20
Robin Roberts1948-61
Bucky Harris1943
Harry Wright1884-93
By Saam1990
Harry Kalas2002
llen Lewis (Philadelphia Inquirer)1981
Ray Kelly (Philadelphia Bulletin)1988
Bus Saidt (The Trentonian and Trenton Times)1992

Current Philadelphia Phillies Roster MLB 2023

These are the active players on the Philadelphia Phillies roster presently:

Pitchers Catchers Infielders Outfielders Designated Hitter
Jose Alvarado (46)J.T. Realmuto (10)Alec Bohm (28)Nick Castellanos (8)Bryce Harper (3)
Dylan Covey (54)Garrett Stubbs (21)Rodolfo Castro (29)Jake Cave (44)
Seranthony Dominguez (58) Edmundo Sosa (33)Brandon Marsh (16)
Jeff Hoffman (68) Bryson Stott (5)Cristian Pache (19)
Craig Kimbrel (31) Trea Turner (7) Johan Rojas (18)
Michael Lorenzen (22) Kyle Schwarber (12)
Yunior Marte (43)
Aaron Nola (27)
Christopher Sanchez (61)
Gregory Soto (30)
Matt Strahm (25)
Ranger Suarez (55)
Taijuan Walker (99)
Zack Wheeler (45)

Philadelphia Phillies Schedule

The Philadelphia Phillies have had an eventful MLB 2023 season till now. These are the opponents the Philadelphia Phillies will face throughout the remainder of the 2023 MLB season:


Date Match Time Venue TV Stream
September 16, 2023 Phillies vs Cardinals 7:15 pm Busch Stadium NBCSP MLB.TV (out of market)
September 17, 2023 Phillies vs Cardinals 2:15 pm Busch Stadium NBCSP
September 18, 2023 Phillies vs Braves 7:20 pm Truist Park NBCSP
September 19, 2023 Phillies vs Braves 7:20 pm Truist Park TBS, NBCSP
September 20, 2023 Phillies vs Braves 12:20 pm Truist Park NBCSP MLB.TV (out of market)
September 21, 2023 Phillies vs Mets 7:15 pm Citizens Bank Park FOX
September 22, 2023 Phillies vs Mets 7:05 pm Citizens Bank Park Apple TV+
September 23, 2023 Phillies vs Mets 4:05 pm Citizens Bank Park NBCSPMLB.TV (out of market)
September 24, 2023 Phillies vs Mets 1:05 pm Citizens Bank Park NBCSP MLB.TV (out of market)
September 26, 2023 Phillies vs Pirates 6:40 pm Citizens Bank Park NBCSP
September 27, 2023 Phillies vs Pirates 6:40 pm Citizens Bank Park NBCSP
September 28, 2023 Phillies vs Pirates 6:05 pm Citizens Bank Park NBCSP
September 29, 2023 Phillies vs Mets 7:10 pm Citi Field NBCSP MLB.TV (out of market)
September 30, 2023 Phillies vs Mets 7:10 pm Citi Field NBCSP
October 1, 2023 Phillies vs Mets 3:10 pm Citi Field NBCSP

FAQs

A. The Philadelphia Phillies have won 2 World Series titles till now. They defeated the Kansas City Royals in 1980 and the Tampa Bay Rays in 2008 to win the Championships. 

A. John. S. Middleton is the owner of the Philadelphia Phillies. 

A. Citizens Bank Park is the home stadium of the Philadelphia Phillies.

A. Rob Thomson is the manager of the Philadelphia Phillies.

A. Phillie Phanatic, a large green flightless bird, is the mascot of the Philadelphia Phillies. He is notable for being one of the best mascots in baseball.