Philadelphia Phillies Logo – Philadelphia Phillies is a team of baseball of Major League Baseball based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. It is one of the oldest in the National League, which involved since 1883, from realineaciación of this league in 1969 are part of the Eastern Division of the same. It is the most senior team use the same name and same host city in the sport professional United States. A total of 31 players members of the Hall of Fame have been members of the Phillies.
Founded in 1883 as the Philadelphia Quakers, the team replaced the Worcester Worcesters in the National League that year, having a negative record in 98 games 17-81. To reverse these setbacks the team member hired future Hall of Fame, Harry Wright to lead the group, and renamed the team the current (“Phillies”) to honor its host city.
With a new stadium opened in 1887 (the tiny Baker Bowl eventually called “the most ridiculous baseball stadiums of America” ), the Phillies of the 1890s increased the number of wins per season to 70, which was not enough to fight for the league title. During that period of irregular results played for Ed Delahanty, who would later also to the Hall of Fame.
The birth of the American League and the founding of the Philadelphia Athletics that took the best players in the team, including the best hitter in baseball until the arrival of Ty Cobb, Nap Lajoie who the same year of his arrival in the Athletics in 1902, push the hitherto highest batting average for a season in the American League: 426.La loss of this group of players affected the team to the point of the end of the season with a 56-91 record negative, 46 games out of first place.