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Thursday, September 17, 2009

Philadelphia Phillies

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The Philadelphia Phillies are a Major League Baseball team based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The Phillies are a member of the East Division of Major League Baseball's National League. Since 2004, the team's home has been Citizens Bank Park in the South Philadelphia section of the city.

The franchise was founded in Philadelphia in 1883, replacing the team from Worcester. The team has played at several stadiums in the city, beginning with Recreation Park. The team's heated rivalry with the New York Mets has been an issue of contention within the division in recent seasons. The team's spring training facilities are located in Clearwater, Florida, where the single-A minor league affiliate Clearwater Threshers play at Bright House Field.

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Colors


  • Red, white, blue


              
Name


  • 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


  • The Fightin' (or Phightin') Phils, The Fightin's (or Phightins)


Ballpark


  • Citizens Bank Park (2004–present)

  • 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 (6)2008 • 1993 • 1983 • 1980 • 1950
1915
  
East Division titles (8)2008 • 2007 • 1993 • 1983 • 1980 • 1978
1977 • 1976