The Philadelphia Phillies organization and fan base have much to be grateful for this Thanksgiving.That statement might seem a bit misguided considering that the Phillies finished with the worst overall record in Major League Baseball during the 2015 season.The Fightin' Phils finished in last place in the NL East for a 2nd straight season, and … Continue reading Phillies Thanksgiving 2015
After the Philadelphia Phillies had gotten off to a good start by taking the opener of the 2008 World Series against the host Tampa Bay Rays at Tropicana Field in a tight 3-2 decision, the host Rays evened things up, holding off the Phils for a 4-2 win in Game Two.With their backs to the … Continue reading Phillies Fall Classics X: 2008 World Series Game Three
Winners of the 2015 Rawlings Gold Glove Awards were announced tonight, and no Philadelphia Phillies players were honored. That might be expected for a team that finished with the worst overall record in baseball – but were any of the Phils’ players overlooked in the selection process?Voting by Major League Baseball managers and coaches makes up … Continue reading Should Phillies Odubel Herrera Have Won a Gold Glove Award?
The 2008 Philadelphia Phillies were an explosive offensive juggernaut that had been playing together for a few years, with most of their key players just entering the prime of their careers.The previous season of 2007, the club had gotten over a bit of a hump when they ran down the New York Mets in September … Continue reading Phillies Fall Classics IX: 2008 World Series Game One
It appeared as if the clock was about to strike midnight on the 1993 Philadelphia Phillies worst-to-first Cinderella season. After splitting the first two games in Toronto, the Blue Jays had won the next two games at Veteran’s Stadium to take a 3-1 stranglehold on the World Series.In Game Three, the Jays’ powerful lineup had laid … Continue reading Phillies Fall Classics VIII: 1993 World Series Game Five