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The Phillies are currently the longest standing same-named, same-city same in American sports having been born in 1883. They play in the National League's Eastern Division. Here you can ask questions about the players, the coaches and anything else about the team.

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What year was the first radio broadcast of a World Series?

Radio station WJZ in Newark, New Jersey was the first to broadcast the World Series in 1921. Thomas Cowan recreated the games between the New York Yankees and New York Giants from reports that were phoned in from the Polo Grounds.

The first Radio transmitting was in Argentina, on the 27 August 1920 from a roof of the Coliseo Theatre, in Buenos Aires. These transmissions were done by the Society of Radio Argentina, by the "crazy of the roof" they transmitted the Opera: Parsifal by Richard Wagner, interpreted by the Soprano Sara Cesar. That is why the international Radio day in the world is the 27th of august.

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Longest game played by the Phillies since 1990?

Innings: 20 against the Los Angeles Dodgers on July 7, 1993 in Philadelphia. The Phillies won 7-6 and the game lasted 6 hours, 10 minutes.

Time: 6 hours, 15 minutes against the Baltimore Orioles on July 2, 2004 in Philadelphia. The Phillies lost 7-6 and the game went 16 innings.

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Are there open try-outs for the Phillies?

Yes, you can go to the MLB website and see a list of teams who holds open tryouts and where and when they take place. Also, some of the AA teams also hold try-outs. If u want to get to the majors someday, u gotta start small and work ur way up.

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Who wore number 7 for the Philadelphia Phillies in 1945?

Vince Dimaggio

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Has a World Series game ever been rained-out after five innings?

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How many championships does Pete rose have?

3 (1975,1976,1980)

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Who has the most postseason home runs for Phillies?

Lenny Dykstra with 6.

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Who was the Phillies third baseman in 1989?

Mike Schmidt retired during the 1989 season ... his final game was May 28. He started 42 games at third base.

After Schmidt left, Charlie Hayes started the most games at third with 79, Steve Jeltz, Chris James, and Randy Ready also played third for the 1989 Phillies.

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Was there a player name greg furdella you believe in the Phillies organization?

Yes, there was. He was injured shortly after his arrival in the majors 'though.

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What is the value of a 1955 Yankees Yearbook?

From the 56 years span between 1950-2006 there are 119 different New York Yankees yearbooks. There are 85 different yearbooks just in the 27 year period from 1956-1982, and there are three or more different editions for virtually every year in that 27 year stretch including one year 1966 that had five different editions. Different publication include Jay publishing Co., official Yankees first editions, 2nd editions, 3rd editions, and revised editions. the 1955 Yankees yearbook had two different editions. The official edition, and the Big League edition which has a different cover than the official edition. The Big League editions are the Jay publishing edition, and has three Yankee Players pictured the Official edition is Red with white and blue stars, and a drawing of a outlined batter swinging a bat. The Jay Publishing books also Indicate "Not Official" on the first page of each yearbook starting in 1955. The 1955 Official Yankees Yearbook is worth about$140.00- $150.00 with the Jay publishing book selling for a little less. For more information and prices on other Yankee yearbooks visit the link provided below.

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Who is the philadelphia phillies all time leader in stolen bases?

Billy Hamilton (1890-1895) with 508.

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How many times have the Astros won the World Series?

Never.... They were in the series but lost to Chicago Whitesox in 2005 Maybe this is the real reason Karl Rove is returning to Texas to see if he can help a team with even a small possibility.

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How do you email a Philadelphia Phillies player?

Actually, that is for fan email addresses. When it started up, my friends and I got RichAshburn, SteveCarlton, MikeSchmidt and RobinRoberts, each @PhilliesMVP.com.

Just try it "@phillies.com," but I doubt that works either.


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How much is a baseball signed by Billy Williams worth?

A Billy Williams single signed baseball is worth about $40.-$60.

Value is based on average prices of recently closed auctions. Prices may vary based on condition, and the type of authenticity that accompanies the signature. Signatures that have not been properly authenticated could sell at half the market value or less. Add for inscriptions. Collectors will pay more for inscriptions like "ROY 61", or "HOF 87" and pay less for personal inscriptions like "Good Luck Chuck" In a recent auction a Billy Williams single signed baseball sold for $42.

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Why does Shane victorino wear number 8?

It was his brother Michaels Number

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Why are first baseman often lefthanded?

There are three reasons why first basemen are often lefthanded.

First, when a first baseman is holding a runner on first, if the pitcher tries to pick off that runner, this is not a force out, so the first baseman will have to tag the runner. This tag is much easier to make with the right hand. And, as you know, a left-handed player wears the glove on his right hand.

Second, when a first baseman is trying to get a force put-out at first base, with another infielder throwing the ball to him, this is a force out, so he just has to have his foot on the base when he catches the thrown ball. To make the play just a little quicker, he will stretch his GLOVE hand out toward the fielder who is throwing the ball to him. If that glove is on his left hand, then his back is turned toward the batter running to first base, as well as to home plate. If, on the other hand, the glove is on his RIGHT hand, then his back is to the outfield, and he can, with a slight twist of his head, or even twitch of the eyes, see the entire infield, including the batter coming to first base.

The third reason is a bit more complicated. Bear with me.

The easiest way to throw a baseball is "across your body", which means, if you throw with your right hand, your left shoulder is forward of your right shoulder at the time you begin your throw. You can get much more force behind your throw this way than you can with your "good" shoulder forward, or with neither shoulder forward. In fact, except for easy "flip" throws, a fielder will always position his body and shoulders in such a way that he can throw across his body before making the throw. Most of the time, this doesn't require much effort because, for a right-handed third baseman, shortstop, or second baseman, the throw usually goes to first base. But if you want to see how a fielder re-positions himself so he can throw across his body, watch a right-handed second baseman make a throw (of more than 20 feet) to the shortstop at second base. But even for the second baseman, the vast majority of his throws are going to go to first base. For a shortstop or third baseman, when they're not throwing to first, they are usually throwing to second, so they're still throwing across their bodies. Point is, for all infielders EXCEPT the first baseman, the vast majority of throws are "across the body" for a right hander, which is why most second basemen, shortstops, and third basemen are right-handed.

Now think about a first baseman. A first baseman is almost NEVER required to throw the ball during a play (though he often is the one to throw the ball back to the pitcher after the play is over). Most grounders go near the middle of the field, and the first baseman just has to stand on first and wait for the throw. Even when a grounder is hit to the first-baseman, he usually doesn't have to throw it, but just steps on the bag. But, every once in a while, a situation comes up that requires the first baseman to throw the ball during the play. Usually, that situation is a ground ball hit to the first baseman, with a runner on first and less than 2 outs. In this situation, the defense would like to turn a double play. One way to do this is for the first baseman to field the ball, step on first, then throw to second. But this has a couple of disadvantages. First, it's always faster to THROW a ball than to run to a base, and unless the first baseman is right on top of the bag when he fields the ball, he's not likely to have enough time to step on his base then throw to second in time to get the runner. Moreover, even if he can get the ball to second in time, the act of stepping on first base put the batter out, which removed the "force" condition on the runner. To get him out now, the fielder will have to TAG him rather than simply stepping on the base.

The other method is a little easier, but by no means certain. After the first baseman fields the ball, he initially ignores the easy out at first base and throws to second, where the shortstop is moving toward the base. Timed perfectly, the shortstop catches the ball just as his foot touches second base, immediately recording the force out on the runner coming from first, and immediately throwing the ball back to first base. In the meantime, after the first throw, the first baseman runs back to first base and stands there, with his glove stretched out toward second base. (Sometimes, if the play pulls the first baseman way off the bag, the second baseman will cover first base). If the ball gets back to first base in time, the batter is out, and the defense has successfully turned a double play. This play rarely works because of the large amount of time required to make the two long throws. But when it does work, it's a thing of beauty.

So what does all this have to do with why a first baseman is left-handed? Well, think about that throw that the first baseman has to make to second base to get the first out of the double play. Uncommon as it is, this throw is the most likely throw a first baseman will be required to make during an active play. And if he's right handed, he has to re-plant his feet, turning his body completely around, to be able to throw the ball across his body. Otherwise, he won't have nearly enough strength in the throw to get it to second base. But this maneuver takes time, and time is already precious when you're trying to get a double play on a grounder hit to first. On the other hand, if the first baseman is left-handed, he's already in a good position to make the throw to second base when he fields the ball. This fraction of a second saved can make all the difference between a fielder's choice and a double play.

There's also a fourth reason, similar to the one above. In baseball, most non-pitchers can be divided into 3 basic groups: Catchers who are the most specialized defensive players, Outfielders who generally are the fastest runners (though not nessesarily the quickest to react) and have the longest arm range, and Infielders who have the quickest reaction times. Often times, aging catchers or outfielders may move to corner infield positions as they get older. If you throw with your left hand and are too slow to play outfield, you will also be unable to play Shortstop and Catcher, which are exclusively played in the MLB by right handed players because of the reason above, but in reverse. Second base and Third base are also positions best played by right handed players, though there are some lefties who play there. Therefore, most lefty infielders find themselves playing at first base once they start playing serious baseball and stick with it as they progress through their Baseball career.

There has been a recent trend in the MLB going against the old the idea that left handed first basemen are always superior to right handed first basemen. In 2009, Mark Teixeira, who is a right handed first basemen, picked up the American League Golden Glove. Among the elite first basemen, a growing number are right handed, including Albert Pujols, Derrek Lee, the previously mentioned Mark Teixeira and Kevin Youkillis. The actual defensive advantages as stated in the first 3 reasons can be outweighed by an exceptional athlete or even the first basemen being a couple of inches taller.

The final reason is that first base is generally the easiest and least physically taxing position in Baseball, at least to play at a competent level. Because of their scarcity, lefty hitters are usually more valuable than right hitters. So, when a lefty who is a poor fielder but a good hitter is found, they are often put at first base so as to minimize the damage done to that teams defense. This occurs the most in the National League where there are no designated hitters. This reason, like the one above, develops over the course of a players career.

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How much is a chase Utley signed ball worth?

Chase Utley single signed baseballA Chase Utley single signed baseball is worth about $75.- $100.

Value is based on average prices of recently closed auctions. Prices may vary based on condition, and the type of authenticity that accompanies the signature. Signatures that have not been properly authenticated could sell at half the market value or less. Add for inscriptions.

Collectors will pay more for inscriptions such as "26" and pay less for personalized inscriptions like "Good Luck Chuck" Signatures authenticated by Steiner sports, or Mounted Memories that use authentication holograms sell at the higher price.

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How do you enter the phillies McDonald's home run jackpot?

Its easy all you have to do is go to your local McDonald's and the should have a little form about the size of a postcard and just fill your information out stick it in the mailbox and tour are automatically entered into the phillies homering jackpot .

Good luck i watch the phillies all the time on tv i would like to see him in person lauren gillis

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How many games have the Philadelphia Phillies lost in their franchise history?

THE PHILADELPIA PHILLIES HAVE LOST CLOSE TO 10,000 GAMES IN THEIR 123 YEAR HISTORY.THEY ARE THE LOSINGEST TEAM IN PROFESSIONAL SPORTS HISTORY. I HAVE BEEN A PHILLIES FAN FOR 45 YEARS AND WILL ALWAYS LOVE THEM! ----
MY PHILLIES HAVE LOST 9,978 GAMES SINCE TUESDAY, MAY 1, 1883 WHEN THEY LOST 4-3 TO OL HOSS RADBOURN OF THE PROVIDENCE GREYS RECREATION PARK PHILADELPHIA. THE PHILLIES HAVE LOST MORE GAMES THAN ANY OTHER TEAM IN THE HISTORY OF PROFESSIONAL SPORTS!!!!! I HAVE BEEN A PHILLIES FAN FOR 47 YEARS AND WILL ALWAYS LOVE THEM!!!!!!! ----
As of July 30, 2007 the Phillies all time record is 8820-10004.

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What are the titles in Grolier's 50 vol World's Greatest Classics series?

Happy reading. .~_~. The Divine Comedy-Dante Great Poetry of the English Language Paradise Lost/Paradise Regained-Milton The Odyssey-Homer The Illiad-Homer Faust/The Sorrows of Young Werther-Goethe The Complete Tragedies-Shakespeare The Complete Histories/Poems-Shakespeare The Complete Comedies-Shakespeare Stories/Poems-Poe The American-James A Tale of Two Cities-Dickens Red Badge od Courage/ Stories-Crane The Moonstone-Collins Crime and Punishment-Dostoyevsky The Idiot-Dostoyevsky Moby Dick-Melville Madame Bovary-Flaubert Don Quixote-Cervantes Jane Eyre-Bronte Ana Karenina-Tolstoy Walden-Thoreau Vanity Fair-Thackery Ivanhoe-Scott Pride and Prejudice-Austen Short Storied-Maupassant Joseph Andrews-Fielding Wuthering Heights-Bronte The Way of All Fresh-Butler The House of Seven Gables-HawthorneThe Scarlet Letter-Hawthorne Robinson Crusoe-DefoeLives of Ten Noble Greeks and Romans-Plutarch The Republic-Plato Pensees-Pascal Boswell's Life of Dr. Johnson Autobiography of Benvento Cellini Classical Literature of Asia Basic Documents of American History Essays-MontaigneAutobiography of Benjamin Franklin The Age of the Fable-Bulfinch Politics/Poetics-Aristotle Essays- Emerson An Invitaton to Great Reding-Zulli Gulliver's Travels-Swift Pere Goriot-Balzac The Pilgrim's Progress- Bunyan The Prince-Machiavelli The Courtier- Castiglione added April 4th/09

(I own this collection (and doubles of some )and this one was missing from the list above) Huckleberry Finn ~ Mark Twain

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What is value of 1951 Phillies yearbook?

The 1951 Philadelphia Phillies yearbook with the "player drawing" cover has a book value of $300 -$400. in near/mint condition.

Condition is very important on getting anywhere near this price. Common flaws with yearbooks would be staining, foxing (yellowing), fading color, stains, creases, rips, loose pages, cracked binding, and writing on the cover. In a recent auction a 1951 Philadelphia Phillies yearbook with wear, and creases on the cover, with tape on the spine sold for $152.50.

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How much is a 1941 team-signed baseball worth?

Without more very specific information, an accurate appraisal is practically impossible. For starters, you'll need to try to decipher as many names as possible so an expert can lend a hand determining which team is represented. Thankfully, players from this era tended to take great care in registering their signatures on a ball, bat or photo, so almost autographs will likely be legible and readily identifiable. Once a team is identified, other considerations and factors will include: number of signatures, type of ball, provenance (where did you get it?), and of course, the all-important condition of the ball and the signatures. There is great interest in this era of baseball, so if your signed ball documents a major league team from 1941, one can assume many vintage memorabilia and autograph collectors will be interested. Once you have figured out what team the 1941 baseball is from see Related Links below to the Team Signed Baseballs link which includes full team rosters, key signatures, and a price guide. See Related questions for Team signed baseballs that have been answered already.

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What is the most consecutive shutout innings pitched by one team in the majors?

I'm not sure about the total by one team... but the most total by one player was Orel Hershiser of The Dodgers when he went 59 innings in a row without giving up a run.

AnswerMost consecutive shutout innings pitched by a team: In the National League, the Pittsburgh Pirates, 56 innings, from 6-01-1903 to 6-09-1903. In the American League, the Baltimore Orioles, 54 innings, from 9-01-1974 to 9-07-1974.

The 1969 Mets finished off that season throwing 4 consecutive shutouts and 3 of them against the Phils before ending the season against the Cubbies. I think at that time it was the record for one team throwing consecutive shutout inning against another.

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Who wore number 22 for the Philadelphia Phillies?

nate schierholtz

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Which 2003 Philadelphia Phillie with more than 120 AT-BATS had the best hitting average?

Mike Lieberthal .313 508AB

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