The 1915 Phillies were the first in franchise history to win the National League pennant.
The 1915 Phillies were the first in franchise history to win the National League pennant.

This is a list of seasons completed by the Philadelphia Phillies, originally known as the Philadelphia Quakers, a professional baseball franchise based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

The Philadelphia Phillies have completed 131 seasons in Major League Baseball since their inception in 1883.

As of the conclusion of the 2021 season, the Phillies have played in 21,047 regular season games, with a record of 9,935-11,112 (.472). They also have a combined record of 49–55 (.471) in post-season play.[1] This list documents the season-by-season records of the Phillies’ franchise including their year as the “Quakers” and the years where they shared the names “Quakers” and “Phillies.” The team was formed in the National League after the dissolution of the Worcester baseball franchise at the end of 1882, though there is no additional connection between the teams.[2]

At times, the Phillies’ search for success has been seen as an exercise in futility,[3][4] because of their long stretches of losing seasons,[5] including sixteen consecutive from 1933 through 1948.[6] However, the Phillies do own seven National League pennants, won in 1915, 1950, 1980, 1983, 1993, 2008, and 2009, as well as championships in the 1980 and 2008 World Series. Compared to the team's early days, the Phillies have recently been more successful than not, with two periods of extended success: the first from 1975 to 1983, when they won five East Division championships as well as the first-half championship in the strike-shortened 1981 season,[5] and the second starting in 2001, with a winning percentage of .540 over those nine seasons, finishing above .500 in all but one, and making the playoffs from 2007 to 2011.

During their record-setting streak of sixteen consecutive losing seasons, the Phillies posted their franchise record for losses in a season in 1941 with 111,[7] falling shy of the modern (post-dead-ball era) Major League record of 120 losses in a season.[8][9] During the 2007 season, the franchise also became the first professional sports team in American history to reach 10,000 losses.[10] The Phillies have thrice surpassed the century mark for wins in a season: in 1976 with 101 wins,[11] when they made their first playoff appearance in twenty-six seasons; again the next season when they matched that mark;[12] and in 2011, when they set the franchise single-season record for wins with 102 victories and clinched a playoff position at the earliest point in team history.[13][14] Philadelphia finished the 2010 season with a record of 97–65, marking the first time that the team completed a season with Major League Baseball's best record;[15] they duplicated this accomplishment in 2011 as the majors' only 100-win team.[14] Since 2011, the Phillies have declined again and in 2015 they suffered the worst record in MLB and the franchise's worst since an equally-poor record in 1969, with their worst before then from 1961. As of 2020 MLB season, the Philadelphia Phillies now have the longest active postseason drought in the National League.

Year by year

Bob Allen, SS/manager, 1890–1894
Bob Allen, SS/manager, 1890–1894
Hugh Duffy, OF/manager, 1904–1906
Hugh Duffy, OF/manager, 1904–1906
Kaiser Wilhelm, P/manager, 1921–1922
Kaiser Wilhelm, P/manager, 1921–1922
Jim Konstanty, P, 1948–1954
Jim Konstanty, P, 1948–1954
Pat Burrell, OF, 2000–2008
Pat Burrell, OF, 2000–2008
Aaron Nola, P, 2015–present
Aaron Nola, P, 2015–present
World Series champions
(1903–present) †
National League champions
(1883–present) *
Division champions
(1969–present) ^
Wild card berth
(1994–present) ¤
MLB season Team season League[1] Division[1] Finish[a] Wins[b] Losses Win% GB[c] Postseason Awards Manager
Philadelphia Quakers
1883 1883 NL 8th 17 81 .173 46 Bob Ferguson Until May 28

Blondie Purcell Starting May 28

1884 1884 NL 6th 39 73 .348 45 Harry Wright
1885 1885 NL 3rd 56 54 .509 30 Harry Wright
1886 1886 NL 4th 71 43 .623 14 Harry Wright
1887 1887[m] NL 2nd 75 48 .610 312 Harry Wright
1888 1888 NL 3rd 69 61 .531 1412 Harry Wright
1889 1889 NL 4th 63 64 .496 2012 Harry Wright
Philadelphia Phillies
1890 1890 NL 3rd 78 54 .591 912 Harry Wright

Jack Clements Al Reach Bob Allen

1891 1891 NL 4th 68 69 .496 1812 Harry Wright
1892 1892 NL 4th 87 66 .569 1612 Harry Wright
1893 1893 NL 4th 72 57 .558 14 Harry Wright
1894 1894 NL 4th 71 57 .555 18 Arthur Irwin
1895 1895 NL 3rd 78 53 .595 912 Arthur Irwin
1896 1896 NL 8th 62 68 .477 2812 Billy Nash
1897 1897 NL 10th 55 77 .417 38 George Stallings
1898 1898 NL 6th 78 71 .523 24 George Stallings Until June 19

Bill Shettsline Starting June 19

1899 1899 NL 3rd 94 58 .618 9 Bill Shettsline
1900 1900 NL 3rd 75 63 .543 8 Bill Shettsline
1901 1901 NL 2nd 83 57 .593 712 Bill Shettsline
1902 1902 NL 7th 56 81 .409 46 Bill Shettsline
1903 1903 NL 7th 49 86 .363 3912 Chief Zimmer
1904 1904 NL 8th 52 100 .342 5312 Hugh Duffy
1905 1905 NL 4th 83 69 .546 2112 Hugh Duffy
1906 1906 NL 4th 71 82 .464 4512 Hugh Duffy
1907 1907 NL 3rd 83 64 .565 2112 Billy Murray
1908 1908 NL 4th 83 71 .539 16 Billy Murray
1909 1909 NL 5th 74 79 .484 3612 Billy Murray
1910 1910 NL 4th 78 75 .510 2512 Red Dooin
1911 1911 NL 4th 79 73 .520 1912 Red Dooin
1912 1912 NL 5th 73 79 .480 3012 Red Dooin
1913 1913 NL 2nd 88 63 .583 1212 Red Dooin
1914 1914 NL 6th 74 80 .481 2012 Red Dooin
1915 1915 NL * 1st 90 62 .592 Lost World Series (Red Sox) 4–1 * Pat Moran
1916 1916 NL 2nd 91 62 .595 212 Pat Moran
1917 1917 NL 2nd 87 65 .572 10 Pat Moran
1918 1918 NL 6th 55 68 .447 26 Pat Moran
1919 1919 NL 8th 47 90 .343 4712 Jack Coombs Until July 7

Gavvy Cravath Starting July 7

1920 1920 NL 8th 62 91 .405 3012 Gavvy Cravath
1921 1921 NL 8th 51 103 .331 4312 Bill Donovan Until August 9

Kaiser Wilhelm Starting August 9

1922 1922 NL 7th 57 96 .373 3512 Kaiser Wilhelm
1923 1923 NL 8th 50 104 .325 4512 Art Fletcher
1924 1924 NL 7th 55 96 .364 37 Art Fletcher
1925 1925 NL 6th 68 85 .444 27 Art Fletcher
1926 1926 NL 8th 58 93 .384 2912 Art Fletcher
1927 1927 NL 8th 51 103 .331 43 Stuffy McInnis
1928 1928 NL 8th 43 109 .283 51 Burt Shotton
1929 1929 NL 5th 71 82 .464 2712 Burt Shotton
1930 1930 NL 8th 52 102 .338 40 Burt Shotton
1931 1931 NL 6th 66 88 .429 35 Burt Shotton
1932 1932 NL 4th 78 76 .506 12 Chuck Klein (MVP)[h][16] Burt Shotton
1933 1933 NL 7th 60 92 .395 31 Chuck Klein (NL Triple Crown) Burt Shotton
1934 1934 NL 7th 56 93 .376 37 Jimmie Wilson
1935 1935 NL 7th 64 89 .418 3512 Jimmie Wilson
1936 1936 NL 8th 54 100 .351 38 Jimmie Wilson
1937 1937[n] NL 7th 61 92 .399 3412 Jimmie Wilson
1938 1938[o] NL 8th 45 105 .300 43 Jimmie Wilson
1939 1939 NL 8th 45 106 .298 5012 Doc Prothro
1940 1940 NL 8th 50 103 .327 50 Doc Prothro
1941 1941 NL 8th 43 111 .279 57 Doc Prothro
1942 1942 NL 8th 42 109 .278 6212 Hans Lobert
1943 1943 NL 7th 64 90 .416 41 Bucky Harris Until July 27

Freddie Fitzsimmons Starting July 27

1944 1944 NL 8th 61 92 .399 4312 Freddie Fitzsimmons
1945 1945 NL 8th 46 108 .299 52 Freddie Fitzsimmons Until June 30

Ben Chapman Starting June 30

1946 1946 NL 5th 69 85 .448 28 Ben Chapman
1947 1947 NL 7th 62 92 .403 32 Ben Chapman
1948 1948 NL 6th 66 88 .429 2512 Ben Chapman

Dusty Cooke Eddie Sawyer

1949 1949 NL 3rd 81 73 .526 16 Eddie Sawyer
1950 1950 NL * 1st 91 63 .591 Lost World Series (Yankees) 4–0 * Jim Konstanty (MVP)[16]

Eddie Sawyer (MOY)[g][17]

Eddie Sawyer
1951 1951 NL 5th 73 81 .474 2312 Eddie Sawyer
1952 1952 NL 4th 87 67 .565 912 Eddie Sawyer Until June 27

Steve O'Neill Starting June 27

1953 1953 NL 3rd 83 71 .539 22 Steve O'Neill
1954 1954 NL 4th 75 79 .487 22 Steve O'Neill Until July 15

Terry Moore Starting July 15

1955 1955 NL 4th 77 77 .500 2112 Mayo Smith
1956 1956 NL 5th 71 83 .461 22 Mayo Smith
1957 1957 NL 5th 77 77 .500 18 Jack Sanford (ROY)[i][18] Mayo Smith
1958 1958 NL 8th 69 85 .448 23 Mayo Smith Until July 22

Eddie Sawyer Starting July 22

1959 1959 NL 8th 64 90 .416 23 Eddie Sawyer
1960 1960 NL 8th 59 95 .383 36 Eddie Sawyer

Andy Cohen Gene Mauch

1961 1961 NL 8th 47 107 .305 46 Gene Mauch
1962 1962 NL 7th 81 80 .503 20 Gene Mauch (MOY) [19] Gene Mauch
1963 1963 NL 4th 87 75 .537 12 Gene Mauch
1964 1964 NL 2nd 92 70 .568 1 Dick Allen (ROY)[18]

Gene Mauch (MOY) [19]

Gene Mauch
1965 1965 NL 6th 85 76 .528 1112 Gene Mauch
1966 1966 NL 4th 87 75 .537 8 Gene Mauch
1967 1967 NL 5th 82 80 .506 1912 Gene Mauch
1968 1968 NL 7th 76 86 .469 21 Gene Mauch Until June 16

Bob Skinner Starting June 16

1969 1969 NL East 5th 63 99 .389 37 Bob Skinner Until August 6

George Myatt Starting August 6

1970 1970[p] NL East 5th 73 88 .453 1512 Frank Lucchesi
1971 1971[q] NL East 6th 67 95 .414 30 Frank Lucchesi
1972 1972 NL East 6th 59 97 .378 3712 Steve Carlton (CYA)[f][20] Frank Lucchesi Until July 10

Paul Owens Starting July 10

1973 1973 NL East 6th 71 91 .438 1112 Danny Ozark
1974 1974 NL East 3rd 80 82 .494 8 Danny Ozark
1975 1975 NL East 2nd 86 76 .531 612 Danny Ozark
1976 1976 NL East ^ 1st 101 61 .623 Lost NLCS[e] (Reds) 3–0 Danny Ozark (MOY)[21] Danny Ozark
1977 1977 NL East ^ 1st 101 61 .623 Lost NLCS (Dodgers) 3–1 Steve Carlton (CYA)[20] Danny Ozark
1978 1978 NL East ^ 1st 90 72 .556 Lost NLCS (Dodgers) 3–1 Danny Ozark
1979 1979 NL East 4th 84 78 .519 14 Danny Ozark Until August 31

Dallas Green Starting August 31

1980 1980 NL * East ^ 1st 91 71 .562 Won NLCS (Astros) 3–2
Won World Series (Royals) 4–2 †
Mike Schmidt (MVP,[16] WSMVP)[aa]
Steve Carlton (CYA)[20]
Dallas Green
1981 1981 NL East 1st ^ 34 21 .618 Lost NLDS[d] (Expos) 3–2 Mike Schmidt (MVP)[16] Dallas Green
3rd 25 27 .481 412
1982 1982 NL East 2nd 89 73 .549 3 Steve Carlton (CYA)[20] Pat Corrales
1983 1983 NL * East ^ 1st 90 72 .556 Won NLCS (Dodgers) 3–1
Lost World Series (Orioles) 4–1 *
John Denny (CYA)[20] Pat Corrales Until July 17

Paul Owens Starting July 17

1984 1984 NL East 4th 81 81 .500 1512 Paul Owens
1985 1985 NL East 5th 75 87 .463 26 John Felske
1986 1986 NL East 2nd 86 75 .534 2112 Mike Schmidt (MVP)[16] John Felske
1987 1987 NL East 5th 80 82 .494 15 Steve Bedrosian (CYA)[20] John Felske Until June 17

Lee Elia Starting June 17

1988 1988 NL East 6th 65 96 .404 3512 Lee Elia Until September 23

John Vukovich Starting September 23

1989 1989 NL East 6th 67 95 .414 26 Nick Leyva
1990 1990 NL East 4th 77 85 .475 18 Nick Leyva
1991 1991 NL East 3rd 78 84 .481 20 Nick Leyva Until April 23

Jim Fregosi Starting April 23

1992 1992 NL East 6th 70 92 .432 26 Jim Fregosi
1993 1993 NL * East ^ 1st 97 65 .599 Won NLCS (Braves) 4–2
Lost World Series (Blue Jays) 4–2 *
Jim Fregosi
1994 1994 NL East 4th 54 61 .470 2012 Jim Fregosi
1995 1995 NL East 3rd 69 75 .479 21 Jim Fregosi
1996 1996 NL East 5th 67 95 .414 29 Jim Fregosi
1997 1997 NL East 5th 68 94 .420 33 Scott Rolen (ROY)[18] Terry Francona
1998 1998 NL East 3rd 75 87 .463 31 Terry Francona
1999 1999 NL East 3rd 77 85 .475 26 Terry Francona
2000 2000 NL East 5th 65 97 .401 30 Terry Francona
2001 2001 NL East 2nd 86 76 .531 2 Larry Bowa (MOY)[21] Larry Bowa
2002 2002 NL East 3rd 80 81 .497 2112 Larry Bowa
2003 2003[r] NL East 3rd 86 76 .531 15 Larry Bowa
2004 2004[s] NL East 2nd 86 76 .531 10 Larry Bowa Until October 1

Gary Varsho Starting October 1

2005 2005 NL East 2nd 88 74 .543 2 Ryan Howard (ROY)[18] Charlie Manuel
2006 2006 NL East 2nd 85 77 .525 12 Ryan Howard (MVP)[16] Charlie Manuel
2007 2007 NL East ^ 1st 89 73 .549 Lost NLDS (Rockies) 3–0 Jimmy Rollins (MVP)[16] Charlie Manuel
2008 2008 NL * East ^ 1st 92 70 .568 Won NLDS (Brewers) 3–1
Won NLCS (Dodgers) 4–1
Won World Series (Rays) 4–1 †
Cole Hamels (WSMVP)[aa] Charlie Manuel
2009 2009 NL * East ^ 1st 93 69 .574 Won NLDS (Rockies) 3–1
Won NLCS (Dodgers) 4–1
Lost World Series (Yankees) 4–2 *
Charlie Manuel
2010 2010 NL East ^ 1st 97 65 .599 Won NLDS (Reds) 3–0
Lost NLCS (Giants) 4–2
Roy Halladay (CYA)[20] Charlie Manuel
2011 2011 NL East ^ 1st 102 60 .630 Lost NLDS (Cardinals) 3–2 Charlie Manuel
2012 2012 NL East 3rd 81 81 .500 17 Charlie Manuel
2013 2013 NL East 4th 73 89 .451 23 Charlie Manuel Until August 16

Ryne Sandberg Starting August 16

2014 2014 NL East 5th 73 89 .451 23 Ryne Sandberg
2015 2015 NL East 5th 63 99 .389 27 Ryne Sandberg Until June 26

Pete Mackanin Starting June 26

2016 2016 NL East 4th 71 91 .438 24 Pete Mackanin
2017 2017 NL East 5th 66 96 .407 31 Pete Mackanin
2018 2018 NL East 3rd 80 82 .494 10 Gabe Kapler
2019 2019 NL East 4th 81 81 .500 16 Gabe Kapler
2020 2020 NL East 3rd 28 32 .467 7 Joe Girardi
2021 2021 NL East 2nd 82 80 .506 612 Bryce Harper (MVP)[16] Joe Girardi
Totals Wins Losses Win%
390 424 .479 Philadelphia Quakers all-time regular season record (1883-1889)
9,545 10,688 .472 Phillies all-time regular season record (1890–2021)
49 54 .476 All-time postseason record
9,984 11,166 .472 All-time regular and postseason record

Record by decade

Mike Schmidt hits a home run at Veterans Stadium in 1987.
Mike Schmidt hits a home run at Veterans Stadium in 1987.

The following table describes the Phillies' MLB win–loss record by decade.

Decade Wins Losses Ties Pct
1880s 468 477 20 0.495
1890s 740 639 21 0.536
1900s 712 764 20 0.483
1910s 746 733 16 0.504
1920s 556 973 8 0.364
1930s 579 944 8 0.381
1940s 625 911 11 0.408
1950s 735 805 5 0.477
1960s 773 836 2 0.480
1970s 830 784 1 0.514
1980s 769 794 3 0.492
1990s 720 835 0 0.463
2000s 882 737 0 0.525
2010s 787 833 0 0.486
2020s 110 112 0 0.495
All-time 9,935 11,112 115 .472

These statistics are from Baseball-Reference.com's Philadelphia Phillies History & Encyclopedia,[1] and are current as of October 2021.

Postseason record by year

The Phillies have made the postseason fifteen times in their history, with their first being in 1915 and the most recent being in 2011.

Year Finish Round Opponent Result
1915 National League Champions World Series Boston Red Sox Lost 1 4
1950 National League Champions World Series New York Yankees Lost 0 4
1976 National League East Champions NLCS Cincinnati Reds Lost 0 3
1977 National League East Champions NLCS Los Angeles Dodgers Lost 1 3
1978 National League East Champions NLCS Los Angeles Dodgers Lost 1 3
1980 World Series Champions NLCS Houston Astros Won 3 2
World Series Kansas City Royals Won 4 2
1981 National League East Champions (first half) NLDS Montreal Expos Lost 2 3
1983 National League Champions NLCS Los Angeles Dodgers Won 3 1
World Series Baltimore Orioles Lost 1 4
1993 National League Champions NLCS Atlanta Braves Won 4 2
World Series Toronto Blue Jays Lost 2 4
2007 National League East Champions NLDS Colorado Rockies Lost 0 3
2008 World Series Champions NLDS Milwaukee Brewers Won 3 1
NLCS Los Angeles Dodgers Won 4 1
World Series Tampa Bay Rays Won 4 1
2009 National League Champions NLDS Colorado Rockies Won 3 1
NLCS Los Angeles Dodgers Won 4 1
World Series New York Yankees Lost 2 4
2010 National League East Champions NLDS Cincinnati Reds Won 3 0
NLCS San Francisco Giants Lost 2 4
2011 National League East Champions NLDS St. Louis Cardinals Lost 2 3
15 Totals 10–12 49 54

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