Many a Philadelphian lives and dies with the Phillies. It is often said that they bleed red. For most there’s been a lot more dying than living, and a lot more bleeding than cheering. But the club is never far from the thoughts and emotions of countless fans, and each spring their hope renews. But these are far from the darkest of times. There’s no better time to glory in all things Phillies. Come along as the author travels from Grover Cleveland Alexander’s 1915 National League champions to Cliff Lee’s club of 2009, from the Whiz Kids of 1950 to the Wheeze Kids of 1983, from the errant ninth-inning call that doomed the ’77 champs to the errant pitch that doomed the Phillies in ’93, from the champs of ’80 to the champs of ’08. The Greatest Phillies Clubs of All Time has it all. With a hot dog and a beer, it’s the perfect reading experience.
About the Author
Ken Bingham tried out for his high school baseball team … and got cut. He tried out for his college baseball team … and got cut. So he turned to teaching and writing about the game. Ken teaches baseball history and literature at Drexel University. He lives with his family in Philadelphia and Cape May, New Jersey.