Philadelphia Phillies

baseball team in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

The Philadelphia Phillies are a Major League Baseball team in the National League East. They play in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania at Citizens Bank Park. The Phillies were founded in 1883. Their manager is Ryne Sanberg, and their general manager is Ruben Amaro, Jr. The Phillies were named for the city Philadelphia, which is often called "Philly", and have kept their name and city for over 125 years.

Philadelphia Phillies
2022 Philadelphia Phillies season
Established in 1883
Philadelphia Phillies Insignia.svg
Cap insignia
Major league affiliations

Retired numbers1, 14, 20, 32, 36, 42, P, P
  • Red, white, blue
  • Philadelphia Phillies (1884–present)

Philadelphia Quakers (1883–1889, used interchangeably with Phillies from 1884–89)

(Also referred to as the "Bluejays" from 1943 through 1948 despite formal name remaining "Phillies")
Other nicknames
  • Phils, The Fightin' (or Phightin') Phils, The Fightin's (or Phightin's)

Veterans Stadium (1971–2003)

  • Connie Mack Stadium (1927, 1938–1970)
    • a.k.a. Shibe Park (1938–1952)
  • Baker Bowl (1887–1926, 1928–1938)
    • a.k.a. National League Park (1895–1913), officially thereafter
    • a.k.a. Philadelphia Base Ball Grounds (1887–1895)
  • Recreation Park (1883–1886)
Major league titles
World Series titles (2)2008 • 1980
NL Pennants (7)2009[1] • 2008 • 1993 • 1983 • 1980 • 1950
East Division titles (9)[a]2011 -2010 - 2009 • 2008 • 2007 • 1993 • 1983
1980 • 1978 • 1977 • 1976
Wild card berths (0)None
Front office
Owner(s)David Montgomery, Giles Limited Partnership (Bill Giles), Claire S. Betz, Tri-Play Associates (Alexander K. Buck, J. Maholn Buck Jr. William C. Buck), Double Play Inc. (John S. Middelton)
ManagerCharlie Manuel
General ManagerRubén Amaro, Jr.

The Phillies' history has included several spans during which they played very poorly. Several years ago they became the first team to have lost 10,000 games overall.

In 1980, the Phillies won their first World Series. In 1993, they made it once more to the Series, but they lost to the Toronto Blue Jays. They did not make the playoffs again until 2007 when they won the National League East division championship. However, they were swept by the Colorado Rockies in the National League Division Series. In 2008, the Phillies won their second World Series.

The Phillies' home uniforms are white with red pinstripes and a red hat with a white cursive "P". The hat is the same for them on the road, but they wear gray pants with one red stripe and a gray shirt. They also have an alternate uniform that has a blue hat with a red "P" and cream-colored jerseys.


  1. "Ecstasy in the Bronx! Yankees win title No. 27". Retrieved 2009-10-05.[permanent dead link]

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