The pride of Philadelphia: the Philadelphia Phillies
A city known the world over for its crazed sports fans, whether for 2018 NFL super bowl winners the Philadelphia Eagles, the Philadelphia 76ers of the NBA or, indeed, MLB's Philadelphia Phillies. A huge franchise, the Phillies are a must-see for all fans of the classic American game. Buy or sell Philadelphia Phillies tickets via StubHub now and experience the heart of a true sporting city.
Years of drought before first World Series title
The franchise was established in Philadelphia in 1883 as the Quakers, until 1890, when the team officially became known as the Phillies with the iconic 'P' cap insignia we all know so well today. It took almost 30 years for them to take home their first National League pennant, at a time when legendary players such as Billy Hamilton and Ed Delahanty were transferring to the newly formed American League, primarily crossing over to the Philadelphia Athletics, who later became the Oakland Athletics, on the other side of town. A long period of struggle followed. It took the Phillies longer than any other club in Major League Baseball to win their first World Series. They're also claimed to have more game losses than any other team in American sports history. Success finally came in 1980 in the World Series against the Kansas City Royals, which the Phillies won 4-2. Another title came against the Tampa Bay Rays in 2008, during a five consecutive divisional win streak between 2007 and 2011. After well over 100 years, it looks like things are picking up! Grab Philadelphia Phillies tickets through StubHub, they're up and ready to buy or sell today!
A golden era for the Philadelphia Phillies
This golden era of Philadelphia baseball came after Charlie Manuel took charge of the club and Pat Gillick - previously of the Toronto Blue Jays, Baltimore Orioles and Seattle Mariners - was appointed general manager, replacing Ed Wade. Key youth players such as second baseman Chase Utley, shortstop Jimmy Rollins, Ryan "The Big Piece" Howard and Cole Hamels as pitcher helped surge the beginning of success for this period of the team's history. The following year, they were World Series Champions, with Hamels named the both the National League Championship's Most Valuable Player and the World Series' Most Valuable Player. President Barack Obama even joined in the celebrations after the phenomenal victory. Could you witness the reignition of this golden era live? Don't wait to find out, just buy Philadelphia Phillies tickets right here on StubHub before they sell out!
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