A century-old Phillies trade that paid off in a pennant

This trade happened in mid-season of 1910, which may seem like pre-historic times. 24-year-old first baseman Fred Luderus came to the Phillies from the Chicago Cubs for a 28-year-old Bill Foxen, a left-handed pitcher. It turned out to be a great Phillies trade. What classifies it as “great”? My ground rules: the new player must … Continue reading A century-old Phillies trade that paid off in a pennant

Phillies Fall Classics I: 1915 World Series Game One

My 14-part series examining each of the games won by the club in the World Series over the franchise' history begins here with Game One of the 1915 series against the Boston Red Sox.In 1915, the Phillies played in just their 33rd season of existence since the franchise had been founded back in 1883. Not once in the … Continue reading Phillies Fall Classics I: 1915 World Series Game One