The oldest continuous, one-name, one-city franchise in all of professional American sports (dating back to 1883), the Philadelphia Phillies have won two World Series championships (1980, 2008) and seven National League pennants, their most recent coming in 2009. A host of Hall of Famers have donned the team’s trademark red, white and blue over the years, and Phillies tickets are always in demand in the City of Brotherly Love, with fans flowing through the turnstiles at the 43,651-seat Citizens Bank Park, aka The Bank, since its opening in 2004.
Philadelphia Phillies Team Info
It's a new era in Philadelphia, where after a seven-year playoff drought the Phillies once again appear ready to make a run at postseason baseball. The addition of All-Star player Bryce Harper to their lineup should make that goal well within reach. Along with the acquiring of major players, the patient development of its farm system is beginning to reap some rewards. In his first season in the majors in 2017, the versatile Rhys Hoskins became the fastest player ever to reach the 11-home run mark, doing so in only 18 games and 64 at-bats. The rookie also tied a franchise mark by homering in five consecutive games. And he's just one piece of a youth movement that has seen big-time production from Odubel Herrera, Maikel Franco, Scott Kingery and Cesar Hernandez. Fellow young gun Aaron Nola has been a pleasant surprise as a member of second-year manager Gabe Kapler's pitching staff, with backing from hard-nosed veteran Jake Arrieta.
Philadelphia Phillies History
The Phillies were founded in 1883 and have played in Philadelphia for the entire course of their existence, which is why they're one of the oldest and most celebrated professional sports teams in the country. Courtesy of a variety of memorable seasons and many great players — Mike Schmidt, Richie Ashburn, Jim Bunning and Robin Roberts among them — the Phillies have won the National League Pennant seven times and the World Series twice, most recently in 2008 with one of the best all-around teams in franchise history. The Phillies won the pennant again in 2009, giving their fans one of the best stretches in team history.
Philadelphia Phillies Greatest Moments
During what many consider the team’s Golden Era, the Phillies won five straight NL East titles between 2007 and 2011, built on a foundation of top-shelf pitching and timely hitting, including the likes of Cole Hamels, Roy Halladay, Cliff Lee, Hunter Pence, Roy Oswalt, Ryan Howard, Jimmy Rollins, Chase Utley, Jayson Werth and Shane Victorino.