Philadelphia‘s first pennant was in 1915, their 33rd season. Grover Cleveland Alexander posted 31 wins but Boston would best the Phillies in the baseball gambling World Series.
Philadelphia would have to wait all the way until 1950 baseball gambling season before returning to the Fall Classic as the “Whiz Kids” led by Richie Ashburn, won a one game playoff against Brooklyn to advance to the baseball gambling World Series, where they were swept by the Yankees.
1964 was an unforgettable baseball gambling year of heartbreak in the city of Brotherly Love. With 12 games remaining in the baseball odds season the Phillies had a 6.5 game lead over St. Louis and were selling baseball gambling World Series tickets only to collapse into a 10-game losing streak and a legendary choke/second place finish. Manager Gene Mauch would forever be vilified by Philadelphia’s baseball odds fans and media, though he did not depart until the middle of 1968 baseball gambling season.
In 1972 baseball gambling season the Phillies would acquire southpaw ace Steve Carlton from St. Louis and he would win 27 out of the Phillies 59 total victories en route to a Cy Young Award. Youngsters Mike Schmidt and Greg Luzinski would later join Carlton to form the nucleus of a team that would win three straight NL East division titles under manager Danny Ozark. Unfortunately Ozark could never get the Phillies out of the NLCS and he was fired after a 4th place finish in 1979 baseball gambling season. In 1980 baseball gambling season under Dallas Green, the Phillies finally went all the way defeated Kansas City in the World Series for their ONLY world title ever. Schmidt was NL MVP and Carlton took another Cy Young Award. In 1983 baseball gambling season the Phillies rallied to win 14 of their final 16 games to win the NL East. They made the Fall Classic but lost to Baltimore. Carlton won his 300th game during that baseball odds campaign. A long era of mediocrity followed.
In 1993 the Phillies turned the tide from a long period of losing to win the NL East and rally from a 2-1 deficit to defeat Atlanta 4-2 in the NLCS. Reliever Mitch Williams blew the World Series to Toronto, who clinched it off a 3-run homer off the Philly closer. The Phillies moved into Citizen’s Bank Park in 2004 known as an underachieving team under manager Larry Bowa, who was cashiered at baseball odds season’s end.