• The Philadelphia Phillies (Images of Baseball)

    The Philadelphia Phillies, one of the oldest teams in Major League Baseball, have maintained a strong, loyal fan base for over 125 years. Despite historic set backs, the franchise has proven resilient and evolved into a perennial contender with consistently large attendance figures. In fact, the Phillies claim 37 Hall of Famers, two World Series championships, seven National League pennants, and nine division titles. The Philadelphia Phillies chronicles the greatness of Grover Cleveland Alexander, the remarkable career of Richie Ashburn, the perfection of Jim Bunning, and the teams of success and luster as well as those shining stars of the less successful eras.

    • Brand: Brand: Arcadia Publishing
    • ASIN: 0738574201

  • So You Think You're a Philadelphia Phillies Fan?: Stars, Stats, Records, and Memories for True Diehards (So You Think You're a Team Fan)

    So You Think You’re a Philadelphia Phillies Fan? tests and expands your knowledge of Phillies baseball. Rather than merely posing questions and providing answers, you’ll get details behind each—stories that bring to life players and managers, games and seasons.This book is divided into multiple parts, with progressively more difficult questions in each new section. Along the way, you’ll learn more about the great Phillies players and coaches of the past and present, from Grover Alexander to Robin Roberts, Richie Ashburn, Jim Bunning, Dick Allen, Steve Carlton, Mike Schmidt, Pete Rose, Garry Maddox, Jamie Moyer, Chase Utley, Jimmy Rollins, Ryan Howard, and so many more. Some of the many questions that this book answers include: Who is the Phillies’ career leader in slugging percentage and OPS? Who holds the longest hitting streak (36 games) in team history? Which pitcher holds the records for most complete games and hits allowed? In what year were the team records set for hits , doubles, and runs scored? Who was the last Phillies pitcher to win the Cy Young Award?This book makes the perfect gift for any fan of the Phils!

    • Brand: SPORTS
    • ASIN: 1683580001

  • Phillies Nation Presents The 100 Greatest Phillies of All Time: An examination of the 100 greatest players to wear red pinstripes and more!

    With a 130+ year history, the Philadelphia Phillies are an institution in professional baseball. From Recreation Park to their current home at Citizens Bank Park, the Phillies have produced Hall of Fame players like Robin Roberts, Richie Ashburn, Grover Cleveland Alexander, and Mike Schmidt. But a debate rages on: how do the great Phillies stack up among one another? In Ian Riccaboni's Phillies Nation Presents The 100 Greatest Phillies of All-Time, Riccaboni answers this question with insightful analysis, using both traditional and advanced metrics, with profiles dedicated to each Top 100 player. The book is jam-packed with lists that are sure to spark debate, including the greatest trades, free agent signings, and draftees in club history. The 100 Greatest Phillies of All Time features interviews with top players and is edited by award-winning editor Barbara J. Morris, with contributions from Philadelphia sports anchor Pat Gallen.

    • ASIN: B015BZY374

  • "Then Bowa Said to Schmidt. . .": The Greatest Phillies Stories Ever Told (Best Sports Stories Ever Told)

    The ultimate reference book for any “Phillie phanatic,” this book provides a behind-the-scenes peek into the private world of the players, managers, broadcasters, and executives, taking readers into the clubhouse and onto the field. Author Robert Gordon takes fans inside the 1993 Philadelphia Phillies’ run to the World Series, when first baseman John Kruk once told a fan, “I ain’t an athlete, lady, I’m a baseball player;” back to 1980, when Mike Schmidt, Steve Carlton, and Larry Bowa delivered the team's first World Series title; and to 2008, when a new generation experienced the ecstasy of a World Series win. Written for every fan who follows the Phillies, this unique book captures the memories and great stories from more than a century of the team’s history.

    • ASIN: 1600788017

  • The Whiz Kids Take the Pennant: The 1950 Philadelphia Phillies (The SABR Digital Library) (Volume 54)

    The 1950 Philadelphia Phillies--the "Whiz Kids"--threatened to run away with the pennant, but slumped badly in late summer before finally beating the Brooklyn Dodgers in a thrilling 10 inning game on the last day of the season. That day at Ebbets Field they won only the second pennant in Phillies history and their first in 35 years. Between the two pennants, the Phillies were mostly dreadful, finishing in the first division only once between 1917 and 1949, and dead last 16 times between 1919 and 1945, including five straight years from 1938 to 1942, once finishing 28½ games out of seventh place. This book tells the stories of those Whiz Kids, a team with one of the most memorable nicknames in baseball history. Not only does this volume recap how their run to the flag was marked by clutch hitting and pitching in close games, it contains biographies of every player who appeared, including Richie Ashburn, Robin Roberts, Willie "Puddin' Head" Jones, and Eddie Waitkus. Game stories and many other features about this unique team round out the volume. In addition to a foreword by Whiz Kid Curt Simmons, it even contains a "View From the Other Side" by Yankees third baseman and former American League President Dr. Bobby Brown. This book is also the product of the dedicated, uncompensated...

    • ASIN: 194381631X

  • Worth the Wait: Tales of the Phillies 2008 Championship Season

    For 25 years, Philadelphia waited for a team like the 2008 Phillies to come along. Waited for a team that could end the longest title drought on any city in America that fields teams in all four major professional sports. Waited for that one magical postseason run that could unleash a quarter-century of pent-up frustration. And then these '08 Phillies hopped on that magic carpet and made it happen. Unlike so many Phillies teams that were haunted by the past, this team was inspired by it, by the chance to place its own inimitable stamp on the franchise. And as the 2 million people who attended their championship parade can attest, it was Worth the Wait.

    • ASIN: B00796E1QC

  • The Good, the Bad, & the Ugly: Philadelphia Phillies: Heart-Pounding, Jaw-Dropping, and Gut-Wrenching Moments from Philadelphia Phillies History

    Genuine fans take the best team moments with the less than great, and know that the games that are best forgotten make the good moments truly shine. This monumental book of the Philadelphia Phillies documents all the best moments and personalities in the history of the team, but also unmasks the regrettably awful and the unflinchingly ugly. In entertaining—and unsparing—fashion, this book sparkles with Phillies highlights and lowlights, from wonderful and wacky memories to the famous and infamous. Such moments include the rapturous season of the “Whiz Kids” and the magical 2008 run to the World Series, as well as the lows of the historically inept Phillies of the 1930s and the equally historic collapse of 1964. Whether providing fond memories, goose bumps, or laughs, this portrait of the team is sure to appeal to the fan who has been through it all.

    • Brand: Brand: Triumph Books
    • ASIN: 1600781640

  • Legends of the Philadelphia Phillies: Steve Carlton, Tug McGraw, Mike Schmidt, and Other Phillies Stars (Legends of the Team)

    The newly reissued Legends of the Philadelphia Phillies, originally published in 2005, takes an in-depth look at the legends that have shaped the Phillies’ identity over the last seventy years. Each chapter profiles a different beloved Phillies personality that colored the latter half of the twentieth century. Most were cheered; some were booed. Philadelphia is a city that loves you back, just sometimes in strange ways.With quotes and interviews from former and current Phils, Legends of the Philadelphia Phillies profiles Mitch Williams, Darren Daulton, Dave Hollins, Jim Eisenreich, Pete Incaviglia, and Milt Thompson from 1993’s “Beards, Bellies, and Biceps” National League championship team, as well as Mike Schmidt, Steve Carlton, and Tug McGraw from the 1980 World Series championship team. Author Robert Gordon also includes their notable predecessors, from Hall of Famers Robin Roberts and Richie Ashburn to former All-Stars like Johnny Callison and Del Ennis. No Phillies book would be complete without the off-the-field names who have defined the Phillies, such as team president Bill Giles, announcer Harry Kalas, and Dave Raymond, the original Phillie Phanatic. Each of these legends played a unique role in shaping one of sports’ greatest franchises, and Legends of the Phi...

    • ASIN: 1613218273

  • Tales from the Philadelphia Phillies Dugout: A Collection of the Greatest Phillies Stories Ever Told (Tales from the Team)

    Since 1883, the Philadelphia Phillies have been up, down, and all around. Most recently, thanks to Charlie Manuel, the Phillies have become a National League powerhouse, with four NL East titles, two pennants and the 2008 World Series championship to show for it. In Tales from the Philadelphia Phillies Dugout Rich Westcott takes readers behind the scenes into the glorious, quirky, and victorious stories that make this team the legend it is.

    • ASIN: 1613210361