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There is a full slate of Philadelphia Phillies betting available throughout the MLB season, starting with Opening Day in March. In seasons where the team reaches the postseason, Phillies playoff odds are offered throughout the month of October and potentially all the way to the World Series in late October.
The Philadelphia Phillies are one of five teams in MLB’s National League East division along with the Atlanta Braves, Miami Marlins, New York Mets and Washington Nationals. The franchise was founded in 1883, replacing the Worcester Worcesters, who were a National League team based in Massachusetts from 1880 until 1882. The Phillies played their home games at Recreation Park from 1883 until 1886 before moving to National League Park, which was more commonly known as Baker Bowl. The Phillies would remain at Baker Bowl until midway through the 1938, which is when the team became tenants of the American League’s Philadelphia Athletics at Shibe Park. In 1953, Shibe Park was renamed Connie Mack Stadium after the Athletics’ legend who retired a age 87 in 1950 after having managed the team for 50 seasons. (Mack is the longest-serving manager in Major League history, and his 3,731 victories is nearly 1,000 more than any other manager.) The Athletics moved to Kansas City after the 1954 season, leaving the Phillies there on their own until the 1971 opening of Veterans Stadium. Thirty-three seasons later, the Phillies moved into their current home, Citizens Bank Park.
It took nearly 100 years for the Philadelphia Phillies to win their first World Series championship, which they did in six games over the Kansas City Royals in 1980. The Phillies became the last of the 16 teams that made up the major leagues from 1901 to 1961 to win a World Series. Although that Phillies team had many star players, none was bigger than third baseman Mike Schmidt. He was that season’s National League Most Valuable Player and would do on to win World Series MVP honors after batting .381 and coming through with game-winning hits in both Game 2 and the clinching Game 6. Game 6 of the 1980 World Series remains the most-watched game in World Series history with a television audience of nearly 55 million viewers. Other superstars on that team included Pete Rose, who would eventually retire as baseball’s all-time leader in hits. Starting pitcher Steve Carlton won 24 games during the 1980 regular season while losing only nine. He won the National League Cy Young Award for the third time in his career.
The Phillies’ only other World Series championship came in 2008, when Philadelphia defeated the Tampa Bay Rays, four games to one. The star of the 2008 postseason was starting pitcher Cole Hamels, who was named Most Valuable Player of the National League Championship Series after going 2–0 with a 1.93 ERA, which included a victory in the series-clinching game on the road against the Dodgers. Hamels would then go on to earn 2008 World Series MVP honors.