The Philadelphia Phillies have participated in 127 seasons in Major League Baseball since their inception in 1883. Through 2009, they have played 19,035 games, winning 9,035 and losing 10,162, for a winning their tenure as members of Major League Baseball's National League.
Chuck Klein, the franchise's only batting Triple Crown winner, holds the most franchise records as of the end of the 2009 season, with eight, including career slugging percentage, career on-base plus slugging (OPS), and single-season extra-base hits. He is followed by Billy Hamilton, who holds seven records, including career batting average and the single-season runs record.
Several Phillies hold National League and major league records. Pitcher/outfielder John Coleman is the most decorated in this category, holding three major league records, all from the franchise's inaugural season. Coleman set records for losses, earned runs allowed, and hits allowed, all in 1883 when he also set three additional franchise pitching records. Shortstop Jimmy Rollins broke Willie Wilson's record for at-bats in a single season with 716 in 2007, and first baseman Ryan Howard also set the major league record for strikeouts in a single season that same year with 199, before it was broken by Mark Reynolds of the Arizona Diamondbacks the following year. The 1930 Phillies, who went 52–102, set two more National League records, allowing 1,993 hits and 1,193 runs in the regular season.
Statistics are current through 2018 season.
|RBI||Run(s) batted in|
|ERA||Earned run average[a]|
|OPS||On-base percentage plus slugging percentage|
|*||Tie between two or more players/teams|
|†||National League record|
|§||Major League record|
|Batting average||Billy Hamilton||.361||1890–1895|||
|On-base percentage||Billy Hamilton||.468||1890–1895|||
|Slugging percentage||Chuck Klein||.553||1928–1933
|Total bases||Mike Schmidt||4,404||1972–1989|||
|Home runs||Mike Schmidt||548||1972–1989|||
|Bases on balls||Mike Schmidt||1,507||1972–1989|||
|Stolen bases||Billy Hamilton||508||1890–1895|||
|Win-loss percentage||Grover Cleveland Alexander||.676||1911–1917, 1930|||
|Shutouts||Grover Cleveland Alexander||61||1911–1917, 1930|||
|Games started||Steve Carlton||499||1972–1986|||
|Complete games||Robin Roberts||272||1948–1961|||
|Hits allowed||Robin Roberts||3,661||1948–1961|||
|Wild pitches||Steve Carlton||120||1972–1986|||
|Hit batsmen||Bill Duggleby||81||1898, 1901–1907|||
|Batting average||Ed Delahanty||.410||1899|||
|Home runs||Ryan Howard||58||2006|||
|Stolen bases||Billy Hamilton||111||1891|||
|At bats||Jimmy Rollins||716§||2007|||
|Hitting streak||Jimmy Rollins||36 games[b]||2005|||
|Slugging percentage||Chuck Klein||.687||1930|||
|Extra-base hits||Chuck Klein||107†||1930|||
|Total bases||Chuck Klein||445||1930|||
|On-base percentage||Billy Hamilton||.523||1894|||
|ERA||Grover Cleveland Alexander||1.22||1915|||
|Earned runs allowed||John Coleman||291§||1883|||
|Hits allowed||John Coleman||772§||1883|||
|Shutouts||Grover Cleveland Alexander||16§||1916|||
|Complete games||John Coleman||59||1883|||
All statistics in this section are drawn from the following source.
|Home runs hit||7||September 8, 1998, July 26, 2018|
|Runs scored||26||June 11, 1985|
|Hits||27||June 11, 1985|
|Doubles||11||June 23, 1976|
|Triples||5||August 2, 1986|
|Total bases||45||June 11, 1985|
|Runners left on base||20*||September 4, 1922|
|Runners left on base||20*||August 14, 1990|
|Strikeouts||19||October 6, 1991|
|Stolen bases||11*||July 12, 1906|
|Stolen bases||11*||August 31, 1906|
|Hits allowed||30||September 2, 1935|
|Runs allowed||28||July 6, 1929|
|Home runs allowed||9||September 4, 1999|
|Strikeouts||17*||April 23, 1961|
|Strikeouts||17*||July 21, 1997|
All statistics in this section are drawn from the following source.
|Runners left on base||1,281||1993|
|Home runs allowed||Red Sox||2004|
"Philadelphia Phillies Team History". Baseball Reference. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved 2008-08-19.
William Robert "Sliding Billy" Hamilton (February 16, 1866 – December 15, 1940) was an American professional baseball player in Major League Baseball (MLB) during the 19th-century. He was notable for his offensive skills as a hitter and as a base stealer. He played for the Kansas City Cowboys, Philadelphia Phillies and Boston Beaneaters between 1888 and 1901. Hamilton was elected to the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum in 1961. As of early 2019, he is third on the all-time list of career stolen bases leaders.History of the Philadelphia Phillies
The history of the Philadelphia Phillies of Major League Baseball's National League is a long and varied one. The Phillies are based in Philadelphia, and are a member of the National League East division. Since 2004, the team's home has been Citizens Bank Park in the South Philadelphia section of the city. The franchise has won two World Series championships (against Kansas City in 1980, Tampa Bay in 2008), and seven National League pennants.
After replacing the Worcesters in 1883, the franchise made its first post-season appearance in 1915, losing to the Boston Red Sox in the World Series. The Phillies franchise also has the second-longest streak of consecutive losing seasons in American professional sports, sixteen straight from 1933 to 1948; the record stood until 2009, when it was broken by the Pittsburgh Pirates. After another National League pennant in 1950, the Phillies did not return to the post-season until 1976, beginning a period of extended success for the franchise. Compared to the team's early days, the Phillies have recently been more successful than not, with two such periods: the first from 1975 to 1983, when they won five East Division championships as well as the first-half championship in the strike-shortened 1981 season, and the second starting in 2001, with a winning percentage of .534 in those eight seasons, finishing above .500 in all but one, and making the playoffs from 2007 through 2011.
In its 127-season history, the franchise has employed 51 managers and 10 general managers (GMs). Dallas Green and Charlie Manuel are the only Phillies managers to win a World Series: Green in 1980, and Manuel in 2008. Manuel is also the only Phillies manager to win two pennants, and on the last day of the 2011 regular season, surpassed Gene Mauch's 644-win record as the winningest manager in franchise history, taking two fewer seasons than Mauch to accomplish that feat. The longest-tenured general manager is Paul Owens, with 11 years of service to the team as the general manager, from 1972 to 1983. Owens also served as the team manager in 1972, and from 1983 to 1984. After this time, he served as a team executive until 2003, and was inducted into the Philadelphia Baseball Wall of Fame in recognition of his services. The manager with the highest winning percentage over a full season or more was Arthur Irwin, whose .575 winning percentage is fourth on the all-time wins list for Phillies managers.Richie Ashburn
Donald Richard Ashburn (March 19, 1927 – September 9, 1997), also known by the nicknames, "Putt-Putt", "The Tilden Flash", and "Whitey" (due to his light-blond hair), was an American center fielder in Major League Baseball. (Some sources give his full middle name as "Richie".) He was born in Tilden, Nebraska. From his youth on a farm, he grew up to become a professional outfielder and veteran broadcaster for the Philadelphia Phillies and one of the most beloved sports figures in Philadelphia history. He was inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame in 1995.
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