The benchmark volume for any fan wanting to know all the facts about baseball's oldest continuous one-city, one-name team is back in a new edition. To help commemorate the Phillies move to a new ballpark in 2004, authors Rich Westcott and Frank Bilovsky have updated and expanded this indispensable work for the first time since 1993. The authors have revised existing player biographies and stats, and added profiles of new Phillies. Seventy-five new photos and a 16-page color insert bring the total number of illustrations to an amazing 600-plus. And longtime Phils' broadcaster Harry Kalas has contributed a new Foreword for the occasion."The Phillies Encyclopedia, Third Edition", will recall all the highs and the lows of one of America's most storied baseball teams to oldtimers and a new generation of fans alike. From Baker Bowl days to Citizens Bank Park, from Chuck Klein to Jim Thome, it's over a century of baseball in a single book.
New features include: over seventy new photographs; updated biographies of every Phillies Hall-of-Famer; updated stats on every player through the end of the 2003 season; 11 new seasons added; almost every chapter updated with new information on team history; and, new player profiles.Rich Westcott was publisher and editor of Phillies Report. Besides the previous edition of "The Phillies Encyclopedia", co-authored with Frank Bilovsky, he is the author most recently of "Native Sons: Philadelphia Baseball Players Who Made the Major Leagues" (Temple). Frank Bilovsky, business writer for the Rochester Democrat and Chronicle, is a former sportswriter and columnist for the Philadelphia Bulletin. He is also the author of "Lion Country: Inside Penn State Football".
Rich Westcott is Publisher and Editor of Phillies Report. Besides the previous edition of The Phillies Encyclopedia, co-authored with Frank Bilovsky, he is the author, most recently, of Native Sons: Philadelphia Ballplayers Who Made the Major Leagues (Temple). Frank Bilovsky, business writer for the Rochester Democrat and Chronicle, is a former sports writer and columnist for the Philadelphia Bulletin. He is also the author of Lion Country: Inside Penn State Football.
Foreword - Harry Kalas Introduction 1. Down Through the Seasons 2. Player Profiles 3. All the Teams' Men 4. The Strategists 5. The Front Office 6. The Ballparks 7. The Hall of Famers 8. Great Moments 9. The Postseason 10. The Golden Era 11. Off the Wall 12. Trades, Acquisitions, and Sales 13. Milestones, Honors, and Other Facts Sources, Photo Credits, Acknowledgments About the Authors