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February 17, 2012 | Comments: 0 | Views: 278

The Philadelphia Phillies is the oldest Major League Baseball team in US. The team began playing from 1883. The Phillies are associated with the Eastern Division of Major League Baseball's National League. The Citizens Bank Park has been the home ground of the team since 2004. The Phillies have been victorious twice- once in 1980 and 2008. They defeated the Kansas City and Tampa Bay and won the World Series Championships. The team has a mixed reputation among the sports lovers. The team has won several major matches but also lost quite a few. Their performance for the last 5 years has been exceedingly well. They have won 5 divisions in a row. Philadelphia Phillies has a great fan base which is incomparable with any other such baseball team in US.

Philadelphia Phillies is the oldest playing baseball team in US and hence has an illustrious history. Following are a few interesting facts about the team. Kid Gleason is a Phillie player who won 38 games in a row in 1890, which was also the inaugural season. He struck 222 batters during this time. Another player, Carlton struck 310 batters in the year 1972 which in itself is a record. In 1980 The Philadelphia Phillies won their first World Series. The Phillies squad players had 3 positions in the year 1993. Milt Thompson and Pete Incaviglia platooned LF, Wes Chamberlain and Jim Eisenrich platooned RF and Mariano Duncan and Mickey Morandini platooned 2B.

During their career the Philadelphia Phillies has indulged in some humorous incidents. One of the most unfortunate and rather humorous episodes was when the team won 3 matches against the Dodgers and was supposed to win the entire title; they took a break and lost the next 10 games to become losers of the season. During their first winning game in 1980, Steve conceded 4 hits in 7 innings while Tug McGraw got scoreless relief. This lead the Philadelphia Phillies to register their first win. The Philadelphia Phillies won the first Word Series in 1910 against Chicago Clubs.

The Phillies Game Schedule is available online. There are several websites like the Phillies Tickets Direct that offers the Phillies Game Schedule. Not only this, you can also find Phillies Tickets to make you way to the major tournaments. So, don't miss the action live. If you are away from the city, you can plan your trip checking out the Phillies Game Schedule online. Isn't that interesting?

Apart from watching the matches of Philadelphia Phillies you can also explore the city of Philadelphia. Lots of events take place during this time in Philadelphia which you can enjoy with your family and friends. On 10th of February, visit the live ice bonfire. Witness the making of ice sculptures by ice carvers from all around the world. For all the art lovers the Van Gogh Exhibit is an opportunity of a lifetime. This is a special event taking place in Philadelphia and no where else. So, the art lovers do not miss this opportunity.

If you are into classical music, then the Mozart Clarinet Concerto is open for you. This will be performed by Anthony McGill at the Kimmel Center during the first weekend in February. The Institute of Contemporary Art is offering free admission to people interested in trying to learn some strokes. The Design Zone is a creative festival for kids held at the Franklin Institute. You can also try some ice skating and also check out the newly discovered remnants of dinosaurs at the Franklin Institute.

To get the latest on Philadelphia Phillies Baseball, check out the Phillies Game Schedule. Find Phillies Tickets to all the Philadelphia Phillies Baseball games as well.

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