The Philadelphia Phillies have participated in 140 seasons in Major League Baseball since their inception in 1883. They are the oldest continuous same-name, same-city franchise in all of American professional sports. Through October 1, 2022, they have played 21,203 games, winning 10,019 games and losing 11,184.
Since their 1883 inception, the team has made 14 playoff appearances, won eight National League pennants, and won two World Series championships (against the Kansas City Royals in 1980 and the Tampa Bay Rays in 2008).^{[1]}
Chuck Klein, the franchise's only batting Triple Crown winner, holds the most franchise records as of the end of the 2009 season, with eight, including career slugging percentage, career on-base plus slugging (OPS), and single-season extra-base hits. He is followed by Billy Hamilton, who holds seven records, including career batting average and the single-season runs record.
Several Phillies hold National League and major league records. Pitcher/outfielder John Coleman is the most decorated in this category, holding three major league records, all from the franchise's inaugural season. Coleman set records for losses,^{[2]} earned runs allowed,^{[3]} and hits allowed,^{[4]} all in 1883 when he also set three additional franchise pitching records. Shortstop Jimmy Rollins broke Willie Wilson's record for at-bats in a single season with 716 in 2007, and first baseman Ryan Howard also set the major league record for strikeouts in a single season that same year with 199, before it was broken by Mark Reynolds of the Arizona Diamondbacks the following year.^{[5]} The 1930 Phillies, who went 52–102, set two more National League records, allowing 1,993 hits and 1,193 runs in the regular season.^{[6]}
All statistics in this section are drawn from Baseball Reference using the following sources: batting statistics;^{[7]} pitching statistics.^{[8]}
Statistics are current through 2022 season.
RBI | Run(s) batted in |
ERA | Earned run average^{[a]} |
OPS | On-base percentage plus slugging percentage |
* | Tie between two or more players/teams |
† | National League record |
§ | Major League record |
Statistic | Player | Record | Phillies career | Ref |
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Batting average | Billy Hamilton | .360 | 1890–1895 | ^{[9]} |
On-base percentage | Billy Hamilton | .468 | 1890–1895 | ^{[9]} |
Slugging percentage | Chuck Klein | .553 | 1928–1933, 1936–1939, 1940–1944 | ^{[10]} |
OPS | Bryce Harper | .938 | 2019- | ^{[10]} |
Hits | Jimmy Rollins | 2,306 | 2000–2014 | ^{[11]} |
Total bases | Mike Schmidt | 4,404 | 1972–1989 | ^{[11]} |
Singles | Richie Ashburn | 1,811 | 1948–1959 | ^{[12]} |
Doubles | Jimmy Rollins | 479 | 2000–2014 | ^{[13]} |
Triples | Ed Delahanty | 158 | 1888–1889 1891–1901 |
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Home runs | Mike Schmidt | 548 | 1972–1989 | ^{[11]} |
RBI | Mike Schmidt | 1,595 | 1972–1989 | ^{[11]} |
Bases on balls | Mike Schmidt | 1,507 | 1972–1989 | ^{[11]} |
Strikeouts | Mike Schmidt | 1,883 | 1972–1989 | ^{[11]} |
Stolen bases | Billy Hamilton | 510 | 1890–1895 | ^{[9]} |
Statistic | Player | Record | Phillies career | Ref |
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Wins | Steve Carlton | 241 | 1972–1986 | ^{[15]} |
Losses | Robin Roberts | 199 | 1948–1961 | ^{[16]} |
Win–loss percentage | Grover Cleveland Alexander | .676 | 1911–1917, 1930 | ^{[17]} |
ERA | George McQuillan | 1.79 | 1907–1911 1915–1916 |
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Saves | Jonathan Papelbon | 123 | 2012–2015 | ^{[19]} |
Strikeouts | Steve Carlton | 3,031 | 1972–1986 | ^{[15]} |
Shutouts | Grover Cleveland Alexander | 61 | 1911–1917, 1930 | ^{[17]} |
Games | Robin Roberts | 529 | 1948–1961 | ^{[16]} |
Innings | Robin Roberts | 3,739+1⁄3 | 1948–1961 | ^{[16]} |
Games started | Steve Carlton | 499 | 1972–1986 | ^{[15]} |
Complete games | Robin Roberts | 272 | 1948–1961 | ^{[16]} |
Walks | Steve Carlton | 1,252 | 1972–1986 | ^{[15]} |
Hits allowed | Robin Roberts | 3,661 | 1948–1961 | ^{[16]} |
Wild pitches | Steve Carlton | 120 | 1972–1986 | ^{[15]} |
Hit batsmen | Jack Taylor | 90 | 1892–1897 | ^{[20]} |
All statistics in this section are drawn from Baseball Reference using the following sources: batting statistics;^{[7]} pitching statistics.^{[8]}
Statistic | Player | Record | Season | Ref |
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Batting average | Sam Thompson | .415 | 1894 | ^{[21]} |
Home runs | Ryan Howard | 58 | 2006 | ^{[22]} |
RBI | Chuck Klein | 170^{†} | 1930 | ^{[23]}^{[24]} |
Runs | Billy Hamilton | 198^{§} | 1894 | ^{[9]}^{[25]} |
Hits | Lefty O'Doul | 254 | 1929 | ^{[26]} |
Singles | Richie Ashburn | 181* | 1951 | ^{[12]} |
Singles | Lefty O'Doul | 181* | 1929 | ^{[26]} |
Singles | Billy Hamilton | 181* | 1894 | ^{[9]} |
Doubles | Chuck Klein | 59 | 1930 | ^{[23]} |
Triples | Sam Thompson | 28 | 1894 | ^{[27]} |
Stolen bases | Billy Hamilton | 111 | 1891 | ^{[9]} |
At bats | Jimmy Rollins | 716^{§} | 2007 | ^{[28]} |
Hitting streak | Jimmy Rollins | 36 games^{[b]} | 2005 | ^{[29]} |
Slugging percentage | Sam Thompson | .687 | 1894 | ^{[21]} |
Extra-base hits | Chuck Klein | 107^{†} | 1930 | ^{[23]}^{[30]} |
Total bases | Chuck Klein | 445 | 1930 | ^{[23]} |
On-base percentage | Billy Hamilton | .521 | 1894 | ^{[9]} |
OPS | Sam Thompson | 1.162 | 1894 | ^{[21]} |
Walks | Lenny Dykstra | 129 | 1993 | ^{[31]} |
Strikeouts | Kyle Schwarber | 200 | 2022 | ^{[32]} |
Statistic | Player | Record | Season | Ref |
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Wins | Kid Gleason | 38 | 1890 | ^{[33]} |
Losses | John Coleman | 48^{§} | 1883 | ^{[2]}^{[34]} |
Strikeouts | Curt Schilling | 319 | 1997 | ^{[35]} |
ERA | Grover Cleveland Alexander | 1.22 | 1915 | ^{[17]} |
Earned runs allowed | John Coleman | 291^{§} | 1883 | ^{[3]}^{[34]} |
Hits allowed | John Coleman | 772^{§} | 1883 | ^{[4]}^{[34]} |
Shutouts | Grover Cleveland Alexander | 16^{§} | 1916 | ^{[17]}^{[36]} |
Saves | José Mesa | 45 | 2002 | ^{[37]} |
Games | Kent Tekulve | 90 | 1987 | ^{[38]} |
Starts | John Coleman | 61 | 1883 | ^{[34]} |
Complete games | John Coleman | 59 | 1883 | ^{[34]} |
Innings | John Coleman | 583+1⁄3 | 1883 | ^{[34]} |
All statistics in this section are drawn from the following source.^{[39]}
Statistic | Record | Date |
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Home runs hit | 7 | September 8, 1998, July 26, 2018, June 1, 2021 |
Runs scored | 26 | June 11, 1985 |
Hits | 27 | June 11, 1985 |
Doubles | ? | Unknown |
Triples | ? | Unknown |
Total bases | 45 | June 11, 1985 |
Runners left on base | 20* | September 4, 1922 |
Runners left on base | 20* | August 14, 1990 |
Strikeouts | 19 | October 6, 1991 |
Stolen bases | 11* | July 12, 1906 |
Stolen bases | 11* | August 31, 1906 |
Statistic | Record | Date |
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Hits allowed | 30 | September 2, 1935 |
Runs allowed | 28 | July 6, 1929 |
Home runs allowed | 9 | September 4, 1999 |
Strikeouts | 17* | April 23, 1961 |
Strikeouts | 17* | July 21, 1997 |
All statistics in this section are drawn from the following source.^{[6]}
Statistic | Record | Season |
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Home runs | 224 | 2009 |
Runs | 1,179 | 1894 |
Hits | 1,783 | 1930 |
Doubles | 345 | 1930 |
Triples | 137 | 1894 |
Total bases | 2,594 | 1930 |
Runners left on base | 1,281 | 1993 |
Strikeouts | 1,520 | 2008 |
Stolen bases | 355 | 1887 |
Statistic | Record | Season |
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Hits allowed | 1,993^{†} | 1930 |
Runs allowed | 1,199^{†} | 1930 |
Home runs allowed | 258 | 2019 |
Strikeouts | 1,480 | 2021 |
Shutouts | 25 | 1916 |