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The Phillies encyclopedia
Westcott, Rich.
Personal Author:
Third edition.
Publication Information:
Philadelphia : Temple University Press, 2004.
Physical Description:
667 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 32 cm
General Note:
Rev. ed. of: The new Phillies encyclopedia. 1993.
Format :


Call Number
Material Type
Home Location
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GV875.P45 B55 2004 Adult Non-Fiction Central Closed Stacks-Oversize

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The benchmark volume for any fan wanting to know all the facts about baseball's oldest continuous one-city, one-name team is back in a new edition. To help commemorate the Phillies move to a new ballpark in 2004, authors Rich Westcott and Frank Bilovsky have updated and expanded this indispensable work for the first time since 1993. The authors have revised existing player biographies and stats, and added profiles of new Phillies. Seventy-five new photos and a 16-page color insert bring the total number of illustrations to an amazing 600-plus. And longtime Phils' broadcaster Harry Kalas has contributed a new Foreword for the occasion. The Phillies Encyclopedia,Third Edition, will recall all the highs and the lows of one of America's most storied baseball teams to oldtimers and a new generation of fans alike. From Baker Bowl days to Citizens Bank Park, from Chuck Klein to Jim Thome, it's over a century of baseball in a single book. New features include: Over seventy new photographs Updated biographies of every Phillies Hall-of-Famer Updated stats on every player through the end of the 2003 season 11 new seasons added Almost every chapter updated with new information on team history New player profiles Author note: Rich Westcott was publisher and editor of Phillies Report. Besides the previous edition of The Phillies Encyclopedia, co-authored with Frank Bilovsky, he is the author most recently of Native Sons: Philadelphia Baseball Players Who Made the Major Leagues (Temple). Frank Bilovsky, business writer for the Rochester Democrat and Chronicle, is a former sportswriter and columnist for the Philadelphia Bulletin. He is also the author of Lion Country: Inside Penn State Football.

Table of Contents

Forewordp. ix
Introductionp. 1
1 Down Through the Seasonsp. 7
2 Player Profilesp. 121
3 All the Team's Menp. 285
4 The Strategistsp. 321
5 The Front Officep. 365
6 The Ballparksp. 393
7 The Hall of Famersp. 423
8 Great Momentsp. 437
9 The Postseasonp. 467
10 The Golden Decadep. 521
11 Off the Wallp. 533
12 Trades, Acquisitions, and Salesp. 563
13 Milestones, Honors, and Other Factsp. 585
Sources, Photo Credits, Acknowledgmentsp. 665
About the Authorsp. 667