Philadelphia Phillies (Images of Baseball Series)

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The Philadelphia Phillies, one of the oldest teams in Major League Baseball, have maintained a strong, loyal fan base for over 125 years. Despite historic set backs, the franchise has proven resilient and evolved into a perennial contender with consistently large attendance figures. In fact, the Phillies claim 37 Hall of Famers, two World Series championships, seven National League pennants, and nine division titles. The Philadelphia Phillies chronicles the greatness of Grover Cleveland Alexander, the remarkable...
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Overview


The Philadelphia Phillies, one of the oldest teams in Major League Baseball, have maintained a strong, loyal fan base for over 125 years. Despite historic set backs, the franchise has proven resilient and evolved into a perennial contender with consistently large attendance figures. In fact, the Phillies claim 37 Hall of Famers, two World Series championships, seven National League pennants, and nine division titles. The Philadelphia Phillies chronicles the greatness of Grover Cleveland Alexander, the remarkable career of Richie Ashburn, the perfection of Jim Bunning, and the teams of success and luster as well as those shining stars of the less successful eras.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780738574202
  • Publisher: Arcadia Publishing SC
  • Publication date: 4/26/2011
  • Series: Images of Baseball Series
  • Pages: 128
  • Sales rank: 943,123
  • Product dimensions: 6.40 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 0.40 (d)

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Seamus Kearney and Dick Rosen are members of the Connie Mack Chapter of the Society for American Baseball Research (SABR). Rosen has been on the faculty of Drexel University for over 40 years and also serves as vice chair of the Philadelphia Athletics Historical Society. Kearney is a published baseball historian. He is retired and has returned to his hometown where he is researching the history of Philadelphia and the Phillies.
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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments 6

Introduction 7

1 The World Series 9

2 They Played the Game 27

3 A Trip to Cooperstown 53

4 At the Helm 65

5 Stadiums and Fans 85

6 Oddities, Ephemera, and Funny Stories 103

About the Society for American Baseball Research 127

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