2006 Philadelphia Phillies season

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2006 Philadelphia Phillies
Major League affiliations
Other information
Owner(s) Bill Giles
General manager(s) Pat Gillick
Manager(s) Charlie Manuel
Local television WPSG/KYW-TV
CSN Philadelphia (Harry Kalas, Larry Andersen, Chris Wheeler, Scott Graham, Scott Franzke
Local radio WIP (AM)/WPHT
(Harry Kalas, Larry Andersen, Chris Wheeler, Scott Graham, Scott Franzke)
(Bill Kulik, Danny Martinez)
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The 2006 Philadelphia Phillies season was the 124th season in the history of the franchise. The Phillies finished in second place in the National League East, 12 games behind the New York Mets, and three games behind the Los Angeles Dodgers in the NL Wild-Card race. The Phillies, managed by Charlie Manuel, played their home games at Citizens Bank Park. Phillies first-baseman Ryan Howard was the National League's Most Valuable Player for the 2006 season, and was the winner of the Century 21 Home Run Derby, held during the All-Star Break at Pittsburgh.


  • November 25, 2005: Jim Thome was traded by the Phillies with cash to the Chicago White Sox for a player to be named later, Aaron Rowand, and Daniel Haigwood (minors). The White Sox sent Gio Gonzalez (minors) (December 8, 2005) to the Phillies to complete the trade.
  • March 1, 2006: Alex Gonzalez was signed as a free agent with the Phillies.[1]

Regular season[edit]

Season standings[edit]

NL East W L Pct. GB Home Road
New York Mets 97 65 0.599 50–31 47–34
Philadelphia Phillies 85 77 0.525 12 41–40 44–37
Atlanta Braves 79 83 0.488 18 40–41 39–42
Florida Marlins 78 84 0.481 19 42–39 36–45
Washington Nationals 71 91 0.438 26 41–40 30–51


  • May 21, 2006: Alex Gonzalez retired from the Phillies.[1]
  • July 28, 2006: David Bell was traded by the Phillies to the Milwaukee Brewers for Wilfrido Laureano (minors).[2]
  • July 30, 2006: Bobby Abreu and Cory Lidle were traded by the Philadelphia to the New York Yankees for minor league prospects.[3]
  • September 1, 2006: Randall Simon was purchased by the Phillies from the Texas Rangers.[4]

Game Log[edit]

  Phillies win
  Phillies loss
Bold Phillies team member
2006 Game Log[5]


A United States Navy Parachute Team member lands on the field at Citizens Bank Park during the 2006 season.
2006 Philadelphia Phillies
Pitchers Catchers



Other batters




Ryan Howard won the Players Choice Awards MLB Player of the Year and NL Outstanding Player from his fellow players, the Sporting News Player of the Year Award, the NL Most Valuable Player Award, the NLBM Oscar Charleston Legacy Award (NL MVP), the Babe Ruth Home Run Award (in MLB), the NLBM Josh Gibson Legacy Award (NL home-run leader),[6] the John Wanamaker Athletic Award from the Philadelphia Sports Congress (in summer 2007; for the 2006 calendar year),[7][8][9] and the Pride of Philadelphia Award from the Philadelphia Sports Hall of Fame.

The NL Silver Slugger Award was won by Howard (first base) and Chase Utley (second base). The Philadelphia chapter of the Baseball Writers Association of America (BBWAA) presented its annual franchise awards to Ryan Howard ("Mike Schmidt Most Valuable Player Award"), Tom Gordon ("Steve Carlton Most Valuable Pitcher Award"), Chris Coste ("Dallas Green Special Achievement Award"), and Mike Lieberthal ("Tug McGraw Good Guy Award"). Coste also received the Philadelphia Sports Writers Association's "Good Guy Award.

Player stats[edit]


Starters by position[edit]

Note: Pos = Position; G = Games played; AB = At bats; H = Hits; Avg. = Batting average; HR = Home runs; RBI = Runs batted in

Pos Player G AB H Avg. HR RBI

Other batters[edit]

Note: G = Games played; AB = At bats; H = Hits; Avg. = Batting average; HR = Home runs; RBI = Runs batted in

Player G AB H Avg. HR RBI


Starting pitchers[edit]

Note: G = Games pitched; IP = Innings pitched; W = Wins; L = Losses; ERA = Earned run average; SO = Strikeouts

Player G IP W L ERA SO

Other pitchers[edit]

Note: G = Games pitched; IP = Innings pitched; W = Wins; L = Losses; ERA = Earned run average; SO = Strikeouts

Player G IP W L ERA SO

Relief pitchers[edit]

Note: G = Games pitched; W = Wins; L = Losses; SV = Saves; ERA = Earned run average; SO = Strikeouts

Player G W L SV ERA SO

Farm system[edit]

Level Team League Manager
AAA Scranton/Wilkes-Barre
Red Barons
International League John Russell
AA Reading Phillies Eastern League P. J. Forbes
A Clearwater Threshers Florida State League Greg Legg
A Lakewood BlueClaws South Atlantic League Dave Huppert
Short-Season A Batavia Muckdogs New York-Penn League Steve Roadcap
Rookie GCL Phillies Gulf Coast League Jim Morrison



  1. ^ a b http://www.baseball-reference.com/g/gonzaal01.shtml
  2. ^ http://www.baseball-reference.com/b/bellda01.shtml
  3. ^ http://mlb.mlb.com/news/article.jsp?ymd=20060730&content_id=1583781&vkey=trade2006&fext=.jsp&c_id=mlb
  4. ^ http://www.baseball-reference.com/s/simonra01.shtml
  5. ^ "2006 Philadelphia Phillies Schedule, Box Scores and Splits". Baseball-Reference.com. 
  6. ^ Salisbury, Jim (January 12, 2007). "MVP Howard takes well-deserved bows". The Philadelphia Inquirer. Retrieved November 2, 2011. Of all the awards, Howard said the Josh Gibson Award, named for the legendary Negro Leaguer and Hall of Famer, will be the most special. Why? "Because he never got a shot to play in the big leagues," he said. 
  7. ^ And The Winners Were ... See all the John Wanamaker Athletic Award-recipients since 1961 webpage. Philadelphia Sports Congress website (Philadelphia Convention & Visitors Bureau). Retrieved May 23, 2011.
  8. ^ Barkowitz, Ed (July 9, 2009). "Phillies, Temple teeming with pride at Wanamaker Award ceremony". Philly.com. Retrieved July 7, 2011. Crystal Tea Room ... at the Macy's building .... 
  9. ^ "Halladay Honored with 2011 Wanamaker Athletic Award; Eagles Youth Partnership and Francisville A’s Volunteer Coaches also recognized". Philadelphia Convention & Visitors Bureau. June 28, 2011. Retrieved August 24, 2011. 
  10. ^ Johnson, Lloyd, and Wolff, Miles, ed., The Encyclopedia of Minor League Baseball, 3rd edition. Durham, N.C.: Baseball America, 2007