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Few teams in any sport have as rich a history and as deep a connection with its fans as the World Series champion Philadelphia Phillies. This official commemorative history digs deep into the archives to celebrate over a century of Phillies baseball, from the first game in 1883 through the team''s triumphant world championship run. Original essays by Hall of Famers, current Phillies heroes, and a cast of unforgettable characters including players, managers, broadcasters, and baseball''s most die-hard fans offer insights and anecdotes, transporting readers onto the field and behind the scenes. With more than 300 photos chronicling everything from ballparks old and new to the evolution of the uniforms to the team''s greatest names, games, and moments, "The Philadelphia Phillies" is a must-have keepsake for Phillies and baseball fans everywhere.
"This is...a sentimental journey, a beautifully rendered photographic collection that will move any longtime fan of a team whose tradition, let's be honest, was not always so extraordinary. If your memories of the Phillies start at Citizens Bank Park or even Veterans Stadium, this book will provide a fresh, revealing, and surprisingly intimate look at how this franchise and this city have been intertwined for 127 years."