Stadium Guide by Baseball Tripper
The Philadelphia Phillies are another historic team that has actually been around since the late 1880’s. Now this team really has history that goes back decades and centuries for that matter. In fact the Philadelphia Phillies are the oldest franchise to keep its same name and stay in the same city in all of American professional sports. Despite their long tenure in the league, they do not really have the championship trophies to show for it. During this time of nearly 150 years, the team has only won a total of two World Series championships, which is pretty below average especially for how long they have been around. As we just discussed, the Arizona Diamondbacks have one World Series title and it only took them three years to do it in the modern era MLB. However even when there were less teams around and worse competition, the Phillies still did not win a World Series title. In fact, their first one did not come until 1980, nearly one hundred years after the franchise was founded. If you are a Phillies fan, then we are sorry, but if you are not, make sure to inform your friends about this fact the next time you see them.
Even though they have only won the World Series twice, they have made it to the World Series a total of seven times, giving them an overall record of 2-5 in the championship series. They have also been pretty successful when it comes to winning their division, having done so a total of 11 times including a streak of five seasons in a row.
One of their most famous and best players in the franchise is none other than Mike Schmidt, an outstanding third baseman who spent his entire career playing for the franchise. He is now in the baseball Hall of Fame.