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Occasional Glory: The History of the Philadelphia Phillies, 2d ed.
     

Occasional Glory: The History of the Philadelphia Phillies, 2d ed.

by David M. Jordan
 

With more losses and last-place finishes than any other club in Major League Baseball, the Philadelphia Phillies have earned a reputation as one of the most unsuccessful teams ever to take the field. Even so, the Phillies have boasted many unforgettable players and achieved a number of notable triumphs. This history of the Phillies begins with the club’s

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With more losses and last-place finishes than any other club in Major League Baseball, the Philadelphia Phillies have earned a reputation as one of the most unsuccessful teams ever to take the field. Even so, the Phillies have boasted many unforgettable players and achieved a number of notable triumphs. This history of the Phillies begins with the club’s inception in 1883 and goes through the 2012 season, highlighting the team’s finer moments and players but also covering less memorable times. Among the people and events it recounts are the great outfield of the 1890s, Chuck Klein’s slugging feats, the 1980 World Series, the surprise 1993 pennant win, and the very successful years in Citizens Bank Park, including the world champions of 2008. An exploration of the Phillies’ special relationship with Philadelphia and numerous historic photographs complete this comprehensive celebration of the oldest continuous one-name, one-city franchise in professional sports history.

Editorial Reviews

Choice
Reviews of the first edition: "an engaging book that covers the club's inception in 1883 to the start of the 2001 season...a well-researched book"
Sports Collectors Digest
the Phillies have had some splendid players and notable triumphs
The SABR Bulletin
"covers Phillies history from their inception in 1883 to the 2000 season"
From the Publisher
Reviews of the first edition: “an engaging book that covers the club’s inception in 1883 to the start of the 2001 season...a well-researched book”—Choice; “the Phillies have had some splendid players and notable triumphs”—Sports Collectors Digest; “covers Phillies history from their inception in 1883 to the 2000 season”—The SABR Bulletin.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780786470280
Publisher:
McFarland & Company, Incorporated Publishers
Publication date:
09/19/2012
Pages:
254
Product dimensions:
7.00(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.51(d)

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Meet the Author

A longtime Philadelphia baseball fan, David M. Jordan is a retired attorney and the author of nine books on the Civil War, political events, and baseball.

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