Philadelphia Phillies

1888 Philadelphia Quakers
Grover Cleveland Alexander, Phillies pitcher from 1911 to 1917 and 1930
1964 Philadelphia Phillies
Darren Daulton, Phillies' catcher from 1983, 1985 to 1997
Citizens Bank Park has been the Phillies' home since 2004.
Chase Utley, Phillies' second baseman from 2003 to 2015
Ryan Howard, Phillies' first baseman from 2004 to 2016
Roy Halladay, Phillies' pitcher from 2010 to 2013
Bryce Harper was signed by the team in 2019.
The Phillies play division rival New York Mets at Citizens Bank Park on September 29, 2017.
Gene Mauch, Phillies' manager from 1960 to 1968
Charlie Manuel, Phillies' manager from 2005 to 2013
Ed Delahanty, 1945 Hall of Fame inductee
Mike Schmidt, 1990 Wall of Fame inductee
Steve Carlton, Phillies' pitcher from 1972 to 1986
Chuck Klein, 1932 NL MVP and 1933 Triple Crown winner
John Kruk, Phillies first baseman from 1989 to 1994
8× Gold Glove winner Garry Maddox (1975–1986)
The Centennial Team plaque at the left end of the Wall of Fame
Coca-Cola Park in Allentown, Pennsylvania, home of the Lehigh Valley IronPigs, the Phillies' Triple-A affiliate, April 2009
Harry Kalas, Phillies broadcaster from 1971 to 2009
Phillies fans, who have a reputation for occasional unruly behavior, brawl with New York Mets fans at Shea Stadium, September 2007

American professional baseball team based in Philadelphia.

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Shibe Park

Baseball park located in Philadelphia.

The Steeles' French Renaissance design included a signature tower and cupola, 1909
Cartouches above the entrances along Lehigh Ave and 21st St framed the A's logo
Bats, balls – even a catcher's mask – adorned exterior walls in terra cotta casts
Shibe Park on March 13, 1909, one month prior to first game
Fans watching the inaugural game, April 12, 1909. Somerset St. at left; 20th St homes at right. The A's prevailed over Boston, 8–1
Messrs. Shibe and Mack are top-billed on 1909 A's yearbook
1910 brought the first World Series – and rooftop bleachers across 20th St. from the park, a 25-year dispute between neighbors
A's manager half a century, Mack wore a suit and starched collar, never his team's uniform
The stadium's third World Series in 1913 coincided with Shibe's first major upgrade and expansion: more seats, more roofs
Just five blocks—but a whole generation—apart. Baker Bowl (upper right) was one of the last of the rickety wooden parks, while concrete-and-steel Shibe Park (foreground) set the bar for those to come. Looking east along Lehigh Avenue, 1929
Mack was already 75 years old in 1938 when the Phils arrived, yet his tenure had twelve more years to go
In 1954 at Shibe Park, a dollar ($9.63 in 2020 dollars) bought a hot dog, a soda, a pack of cigarettes, popcorn, and a megaphone, with a dime change
President and Mrs. Hoover at Shibe for the 1929 World Series, 18 days prior to Black Tuesday
Frank "Home Run" Baker hit the first home run at Shibe Park, on May 29, 1909
"Double-X's" prowess with the stick was national news the summer of 1929
Mule Haas's inside-the-park homer helped the A's win the 1929 World Series
For football, special stands in right field (at left here) brought fans close to action. Eagles won the 1948 NFL title in the snow at Shibe Park
Shibe Park hosted a championship bout when Leonard beat challenger Kilbane, 1917
The signature corner tower in 1973. The damage from the 1971 fire can be seen. By then, the CONNIE MACK STADIUM metal plate had been removed, revealing the old SHIBE PARK name. The damaged area below it is where the cornerstone was located before being removed and sent to the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum where it sits today.
The signature corner tower was the last to go: final day of demolition, July 13, 1976
Shibe Park site 2011
Shibe Park/Connie Mack Stadium historical marker 2014
1910 World Series: Philadelphia A's vs. Chicago Cubs, Game 2 at Shibe Park. The home team prevailed, 9–3.
NE corner of 21st and Lehigh
East grandstand, Lehigh Avenue
East grandstand, showing detail
Detail, corner tower, grandstand
Grandstand entrance on Lehigh
Entrance detail with A logo above
Bas-relief with baseball motifs
Detail of cupola, corner tower
Bas-relief on cornice of tower

It was the home of the Philadelphia Athletics of the American League (AL) and the Philadelphia Phillies (also known as the Blue Jays from 1944 to 1949) of the National League (NL).

National League East

One of Major League Baseball's six divisions.

Philadelphia Phillies – Founding member

Veterans Stadium

Multi-purpose stadium in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States.

An aerial view of Veterans Stadium in 2002. Construction work on Citizens Bank Park is visible in the lower right.
Exterior of Veterans Stadium
Sculptor Joe Brown's statue "Batter" as it stood outside Veterans Stadium
The Phillies' final game at the Vet, September 28, 2003
Veterans Stadium on Phillies Opening Night, 1986
Veterans Stadium during the 1980 NFC Championship Game against the Dallas Cowboys, January 11, 1981
Virginia Tech and Temple meet at The Vet in 2001.
The 1994 Army–Navy Game at Veterans Stadium
Home plate at Veterans Stadium, home to the Philadelphia Phillies for thirty-three seasons, is remembered with this granite and bronze marker in the parking lot near Citizens Bank Park. (2006)
Veterans Stadium's goalpost, used by the Philadelphia Eagles for thirty-two seasons, is marked in the same parking lot. (2011)
Veterans Stadium's pitching mound is marked. (2011)
A brief history of how the stadium was named and a tribute to veterans of all wars is on display outside where the stadium stood. (2006)
The historic marker shows the stadium's major moments. (2007)
Dedication plaque that once was attached to The Vet. (2007)

It hosted the Philadelphia Phillies of Major League Baseball (MLB) from 1971 to 2003 and the Philadelphia Eagles of the National Football League (NFL) from 1971 to 2002.

List of National League pennant winners

Team that wins the championship—the pennant—of MLB's National League .

The Philadelphia Phillies won their second consecutive pennant in 2009 and lost to the San Francisco Giants in the 2010 NLCS.
The Pittsburgh Pirates (back row) won the National League pennant in 1903, and played in the first modern World Series in baseball history.
The New York Giants won their first World Series appearance in 1905 after their owner refused to take part in the 1904 World Series.
The 2006 St. Louis Cardinals won the World Series after capturing the National League pennant.
In 2008, the Philadelphia Phillies and the Los Angeles Dodgers faced off in the National League championship series for the pennant; the Phillies won, four games to one.
The 19th century Baltimore Orioles team won three National League pennants, one of three defunct teams to have won the league.
The Detroit Wolverines won their only pennant in 1887, followed by a victory in the World's Championship Series.

The trophy is named for Warren Giles, the league president from 1951 to 1969, and is presented immediately after each NL Championship Series (NLCS) by Warren's son Bill Giles, the honorary league president and owner of the Philadelphia Phillies.

Clearwater Threshers

The Clearwater Threshers are a Minor League Baseball team of the Florida State League and the Single-A affiliate of the Philadelphia Phillies.

National League

Older of two leagues constituting Major League Baseball (MLB) in the United States and Canada, and the world's oldest extant professional team sports league.

Shea Stadium prior to the start of a New York Mets game in 2008. Shea had the best attendance in the National League that year, drawing over 53,000 fans per game on average.
Morgan Bulkeley, the first president of the National League

In 1883, new New York and Philadelphia clubs began National League play.

Baker Bowl

Philadelphia Ball Park in 1887
Philadelphia Ball Park redesigned before the 1895 season
New left bleachers under construction on March 30, 1904
Philadelphia Ball Park's left field corner bleachers in 1915
Philadelphia Ball Park 1921 Sanborn Map
Baker Bowl's right field wall in 1937 after the metal screen was added to extend the total height to 60 ft.
Advertisement Athletics vs. Phillies at Philadelphia Ball Park (April 10, 1905)
Philadelphia Inquirer, July 11, 1923, first use of "the Baker Bowl" to refer to Phillies' ballpark
Crowd entering Philadelphia Ball Park during 1915 World Series
Shibe Park in foreground and Philadelphia Ball Park in background in 1929
Looking north from current train depot. Note former Ford Building in background.
Philadelphia Ball Park upon its opening in 1887
Sketch of the ballpark's interior when it opened
Aftermath of the 1894 fire
Ed Delahanty BP 1899
The umpires lined up before a game of the 1915 World Series at Baker Bowl

National League Park (or Philadelphia Ball Park) during most of its history, and commonly referred to as Baker Bowl since 1923, was a baseball stadium and home to the Philadelphia Phillies from 1887 until 1938, and first home field of the Philadelphia Eagles from 1933 to 1935.

Reading Fightin Phils

The Reading Fightin Phils (also called the Reading Fightins) are a Minor League Baseball team based in Reading, Pennsylvania, playing in the Northeast Division of the Eastern League.

Ryne Sandberg
Mike Lieberthal

The Reading Fightin Phils were founded in 1967 as the Reading Phillies (commonly referred to as the R-Phils and sometimes Reading Phils) and they have been the Double-A affiliate of the Philadelphia Phillies since 1967.

Lehigh Valley IronPigs

Coca-Cola Park, in Allentown, Pennsylvania, the home field of the Lehigh Valley IronPigs, April 2009
In 2017, Rhys Hoskins, now the starting first baseman for the Philadelphia Phillies, won both the International League MVP and International League Rookie of the Year awards while playing for the Lehigh Valley IronPigs.
The home radio booth at Coca-Cola Park, April 2009
FeRROUS, one of two mascots for the Lehigh Valley IronPigs, performs during the Seventh inning stretch at Coca-Cola Park, August 2018
Jake Thompson, then playing with the IronPigs, won the International League Most Valuable Pitcher Award in 2016 and was also named to the 2016 post-season International League All-Star team.
Cody Asche, then playing with the IronPigs, was selected to the 2013 International League post-season All-Star team.
César Hernández, now a second baseman with the Washington Nationals, was named to the 2013 International League post-season All-Star team while playing with the IronPigs.

The Lehigh Valley IronPigs are a Minor League Baseball team of the International League (IL) and the Triple-A affiliate of the Philadelphia Phillies.

Jersey Shore BlueClaws

The BlueClaws play their home games at ShoreTown Ballpark.

The Jersey Shore BlueClaws are a Minor League Baseball team of the South Atlantic League and the High-A affiliate of the Philadelphia Phillies.