Presents the history of the Phillies. This book chronicles the Phillies franchise's turbulent past - from its frustrating early decades, through its heartbreaking loss to the Boston Red Sox in the 1915 World Series, to its exciting 'Whiz Kids' pennant of 1950.
Hall of Fame writer Frederick G. Lieb wrote seven of the team histories for the Putnam Series. He was perhaps one of the most revered baseball writers in the first half of the twentieth century and in 1973 became one of the first living baseball writers elected to the writers' wing of the Hall of Fame. Stan Baumgartner was a former baseball player with the Phillies and Athletics. After his baseball career, he became a sportswriter for the Philadelphia Inquirer. William C. Kashatus holds a doctorate in history from the University of Pennsylvania.