What year were the Phillies created?
The Phillies first season in MLB was 1883. They were known as the Quakers. The name was changed to Phillies in 1890.
After being founded in 1883 as the "Quakers", the team changed its name to the "Philadelphias", after the convention of the times. This was soon shortened to "Phillies". "Quakers" continued to be used interchangeably with "Phillies" from 1884 until 1890, when the team officially became known as the "Phillies".