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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...
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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 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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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...
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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...
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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...
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How much is a chase Utley signed ball worth?

Chase Utley single signed baseball A 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...
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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...
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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-Hawthorne The Scarlet Letter-Hawthorne Robinson Crusoe-Defoe Lives of...
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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,...
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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. Answer Most 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...