The Philadelphia Phillies had only 66 wins in the National League East for the 2017 MLB Season. The Phillies have fallen over the last couple years after winning the World Series in 2008. The Phillies are looking to get back to the MLB Playoffs in the 2018 MLB Season.
The Philadelphia Phillies started playing baseball in 1883. The Philadelphia Phillies are the oldest, continuously one-named, one-city franchise in all professional sports. The Phillies are part of the National League East in the MLB along with teams the New York Mets, Miami Marlins. Atlanta Braves, and Washington Nationals. The Phillies have a passionate fan base that sell out their home stadium, Citizens Bank Park, on a regular basis.
Behind the play of Mike Schmidt, the Phillies won the World Series in 1980. Mike Schmidt, the Series MVP, is arguably one the best Phillies to play the game. The third baseman was a very popular player in Philadelphia and fans bought tickets by the thousands to see the All-Star in action. Twenty-eight years later the magic returned to Philadelphia with Phillies defeating the Tampa Bay Rays by winning four games out of seven. The Phillies advanced to the World Series after defeating the Milwaukee Brewers and the Los Angeles Dodgers in the National League’s Divisional and Championship Series.