This year-by-year history of one of baseball’s most iconic franchises presents the stories, characters, and memorable moments that have defined every season of Philadelphia Phillies baseball since the franchise’s founding in 1883. The Phillies Experience explores both the on-field events and off-field drama that made each season unique, and it includes profiles of the stars and near-stars who made baseball history: Robin Roberts, Richie Ashburn, Mike Schmidt, Steve Carlton, Jim Bunning, Pete Alexander, Chuck Klein, Del Ennis, Dick Allen, Tug McGraw, Larry Bowa, Greg Luzinski, Garry Maddox, Pete Rose, Jimmy Rollins, Ryan Howard, Chase Utley, Cliff Lee, and many, many more.
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About the Author
A native of Philadelphia, Tyler Kepner has been a baseball writer for the New York Times since 2000 and before that covered the Angels for the Riverside Press-Enterprise and the Mariners for the SeattlePost-Intelligencer. He lives in Connecticut with his wife and their four children.
Table of Contents
The Nineteenth Century
2000s to Today