History of the Phillies . By Kyle Bernard. The Early Years. The Philadelphia Phillies were actually founded as the Quakers in 1883.They changed their name to the Philadelphians but by 1890 they were know as the Phillies.
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In 1964 the Phillies squandered a 6 ½ game lead with only ten to go. They went on a 10 game loosing streak and lost the pennant by one game to the St. Louis Cardinals.
Last Season with a loss to St. Louis Cardinals on July15, 2007 the Philadelphia Phillies became the lossinginst franchise in sports with their 10,000th loss. They are the only Professional Sports team with that many losses. Earning the Phillies the title of the “Lovable Losers”.
Although being around for 125 years the Phillies have only made it to the World Series six times.
The 2007 Philadelphia Phillies were the first team to reach the Playoffs wearing a Phillies uniform since the 1993 team went to the World Series. They trailed the Mets by 7 ½ games on September 17 only to come back and win the Division.
This historic come back gave the Phillies an opportunity to play the Colorado Rockies in the first round of the playoofs.
They were swept by the Rockies in three games.
They were lead by stars such as MVP Jimmy Rollins, Ryan Howard, Aaron Rowand, and Chase Utley among others.
The 2008 Philadelphia Phillies won the NL East again beating out the New York Mets in the final week of the season.
They also just wrapped up the NL Pennant and are going to be playing the Tampa Bay Rays in the World Series. This will be the first Phillies team to play for a World Series title since 1993 and they have a chance to win the organization only its second World Series ever.
They are lead by stars such as Cole Hamels who was the NLCS MVP, Ryan Howard who lead the league in Home Runs and RBI’s and reigning MVP Jimmy Rollins. As well as Brad Lidge who was a perfect 41 of 41 in saves during the regular season.