Join SABR’s Golden Lineup to help us celebrate our 50th Anniversary! 555 N. Central Ave. #416 His dismissal perturbed Cox and served as a harbinger of things to come. William D. Cox was an enthusiastic 33-year-old, who had played baseball and ran cross-country on the track team as a freshman at New York University before transferring to Yale and leaving during his senior year to take a job in New York.

1978. The Phillies were courted by several towns and cities. Rays -- Kevin Kiermaier, OF (25.7 WAR): Keirmaier’s defense, of course, has been his calling card, but it’s worth noting that despite this impressive figure, he’s still not even 30 years old.

Babe Dahlgren batted .287 with a .354 on-base percentage for the 1943 Phils and made his only All-Star team. Gene Mauch managed the Phillies, who played their home games at Connie Mack Stadium

Here is the current ranking of the top 10 Philadelphia Phillies teams of all-time by WAR value: I’m sure some of you must be wondering, what about the 2008 World Series champs? For the Good of the Country: World War II Baseball in the Major and Minor Leagues. Perhaps the most famous exhibition game played by the Phillies in 1943 took place in New Haven, Connecticut, against Yale University. 1943 Philadelphia Phillies Spring Training Schedule, x-Six-inning gamey-Seven-inning gamez-One-and-a-half-inning game. On a chilly afternoon, 1,581 fans paid their way into Shibe Park on April 10, and watched Philadelphia’s American League aggregation take the second game, 5–2. Cardinals -- Yadier Molina, C (40.1 WAR): This becomes all the more impressive when you consider how much of catching isn’t quantifiable by WAR. [/fn] Hershey was isolated, but “Chocolatetown, USA” had good food and plenty of amusement. Podgajny and Al Gerheauser held the Nationals to one run and four hits in nine innings as the two teams fought to a 1–1 tie. The team’s baseball activities would be augmented by two hours of rigorous calisthenics each day. It had been a memorable spring training with a colorful new owner, an old-fashioned skipper and an innovative physical education director who brought the best conditioned team to the starting line. Hershey, Pennsylvania, made an attractive bid, but it was initially believed that travel restrictions would make it difficult for the Phils to accept. Pitcher Johnny “Specs” Podgajny was nearsighted and classified 4-F. The Shibe Park crowd numbered 5,000 on the following day as Charlie Fuchs and Jack Kraus combined on a three-hit shutout, giving the Phillies their first victory in the city series. D-backs -- David Peralta, OF (13.2 WAR): Peralta, a former Minor League pitcher, remains one of the more quietly remarkable baseball stories over the last half decade. The United States, however, needed his services as a vital war worker as a skilled mechanic at the Eastern Aircraft plant in Trenton, New Jersey.

During the first day of practice, Harris had to choose between a frozen field and an indoor gymnasium. All the running they did in Hershey did not make them any faster, as they finished last in the major leagues in steals, pilfering an abysmal 29 bases. Besides the city series the only other game against major league competition took place on April 15 in Trenton, New Jersey, against the Washington Nationals before 300 freezing fans.

But here’s each guy, for now, who has produced the most history for his current team. AMERICAN LEAGUE CENTRAL. Padres -- Wil Myers, OF (8.5 WAR): It is likely that Fernando Tatís Jr. will pass him, essentially immediately. The offensive eruption was spearheaded by Northey, Litwhiler, May, and Padden, who each hammered out two hits. The 3,500 Shibe Park fans watched the Phillies collect nine hits, including two by Litwhiler and May.