The Philadelphia Phillies franchise was founded for the 1883 season and has competed continuously under that name through today. It is the oldest continuous one city, one name franchise in American professional sports history.

The artwork displayed at the top of our Phillies History page is titled “Philadelphia Phillies Dream Scene” and is taken from an oil painting done by Jamie Cooper which is on display at Citizens Bank Park. You can purchase your own incredible replica Lithograph Panorama Photo through Dynasty Sports.

Be sure to enjoy the ongoing “Philography” series from Matt Veasey. Each piece provides a mini-biography of a particular important figure in Philadelphia Phillies history keying on their baseball career.


Robin Roberts 1978
Richie Ashburn 1979
Chuck Klein 1980
Grover Alexander 1981
Del Ennis 1982
Jim Bunning 1984
Ed Delahanty 1985
Cy Williams 1986
Granny Hamner 1987
Paul Owens 1988
Steve Carlton 1989
Mike Schmidt 1990
Larry Bowa 1991
Chris Short 1992
Curt Simmons 1993
Dick Allen 1994
Willie Jones 1995
Sam Thompson 1996
Johnny Callison 1997
Greg Luzinski 1998
Tug McGraw 1999
Gavvy Cravath 2000
Garry Maddox 2001
Tony Taylor 2002
Sherry Magee 2003
Billy Hamilton 2004
Bob Boone 2005
Dallas Green 2006
John Vukovich 2007
Juan Samuel 2008
Harry Kalas 2009
Darren Daulton 2010
John Kruk 2011
Mike Lieberthal 2012
Curt Schilling 2013
Charlie Manuel 2014
Pat Burrell 2015
Jim Thome 2016
Pat Gillick 2018
Roy Halladay 2018
Bobby Abreu 2019

Phillies Wall of Fame (recent)

2021 – Manny Trillo, 2022 – Bake McBride, Ron Reed


The following links will take you to sites outside of Phillies Bell. We invite you to visit them and return here as your home for coverage of the ball club. From time to time we will examine these sites to ensure that they remain active and relevant. Always looking for your input on more sites of interest regarding Phillies history.

PHILLIES ALL-TIME LEADERS: The leader boards for various statistical categories in franchise history such as hits, home runs, strikeouts, games played, etc.

PHILLIES SORTABLE PLAYER STATS: You can sort through Phillies statistics for any season, including spring training and postseason stats (where relevant) from any year dating back to 1886.

PHILLIES AWARD WINNERS: Members of the organization who have won the Most Valuable Player, Cy Young, Rookie of the Year and many other awards.

PHILLIES TEAM PHOTOS: Provided by site are formal team photos of most Philadelphia Phillies teams dating all the way back to 1884. (This link currently not working. Attempting to make contact with the site host.)

PHILLIES TEAM OWNERSHIP: The folks at the Society for American Baseball Research SABR provide a listing of the club’s owners in a perpetually updated piece by Rich Wescott.

PHILLIES UNIFORM NUMBERS: Want to know which players wore any particular number in franchise history? Look them up right here thanks to Baseball-Reference.

PHILLIES RECORD VS OPPONENTS: Ever want to know what the Phillies record is all-time vs a particular team? Find it right here, where you can find similar info on any team in any sport.