2007 Philadelphia Phillies season

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2007 Philadelphia Phillies
NL East Champions
Major League affiliations
Other information
Owner(s) Bill Giles
General manager(s) Pat Gillick
Manager(s) Charlie Manuel
Local television Comcast Sports Net
Harry Kalas, Chris Wheeler, Larry Andersen, Scott Franzke, Gary Matthews
Local radio WPHT 1210 AM
Harry Kalas, Chris Wheeler, Larry Andersen, Scott Franzke
WUBA-AM 1480 AM (Spanish)
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The Philadelphia Phillies' 2007 season began with the Phillies approaching an historic mark. The Phillies started the year with an MLB-record 9,955 losses in franchise history.[1] On July 15, they lost their 10,000th game to the St. Louis Cardinals,[2] becoming the first professional sports team in modern history to achieve that milestone. The Phillies rallied in the closing days of the season, winning their final game against the Nationals. This win and the New York Mets loss to the Florida Marlins gave them the NL East title, making good on Jimmy Rollins's now famed "we're the team to beat" speech during spring training. They were swept in the opening round of the postseason by the Colorado Rockies.

Regular season[edit]

Season standings[edit]

NL East W L Pct. GB Home Road
Philadelphia Phillies 89 73 0.549 47–34 42–39
New York Mets 88 74 0.543 1 41–40 47–34
Atlanta Braves 84 78 0.519 5 44–37 40–41
Washington Nationals 73 89 0.451 16 40–41 33–48
Florida Marlins 71 91 0.438 18 36–45 35–46


  • September 4, 2007: Pete Laforest was selected off waivers by the Philadelphia Phillies from the San Diego Padres.[3]


2007 Philadelphia Phillies
Pitchers Catchers



Other batters



Game log[edit]

2007 Game Log



Game Score Date Starters Time (ET)
1 Colorado Rockies 4, Philadelphia Phillies 2 October 3 Jeff Francis (1–0) vs. Cole Hamels (0–1) 3:07 pm
2 Colorado Rockies 10, Philadelphia Phillies 5 October 4 Josh Fogg (1–0) vs. Kyle Kendrick (0–1) 3:07 pm
3 Philadelphia Phillies 1, Colorado Rockies 2 October 6 Jamie Moyer vs. Ubaldo Jiménez 9:37 pm


Jimmy Rollins won the Baseball Digest Player of the Year, the NL Most Valuable Player Award, the NLBM Oscar Charleston Legacy Award (NL MVP), the Philadelphia Sports Writers Association ("Outstanding Pro Athlete"), the John Wanamaker Athletic Award from the Philadelphia Sports Congress (summer 2008; for the 2007 calendar year),[4][5][6][7] and the Pride of Philadelphia Award from the Philadelphia Sports Hall of Fame.

The NL Rawlings Gold Glove Award was won by Rollins (shortstop) and Aaron Rowand (outfield). The NL Silver Slugger Award was won by Chase Utley (second base) and Rollins (shortstop). Carlos Ruiz was named to the Topps All-Star Rookie team, at catcher.

The Philadelphia chapter of the Baseball Writers' Association of America (BBWAA) presented its annual franchise awards to Jimmy Rollins ("Mike Schmidt Most Valuable Player Award"), Cole Hamels ("Steve Carlton Most Valuable Pitcher Award"), Larry Shenk ("Dallas Green Special Achievement Award"), and Aaron Rowand ("Tug McGraw Good Guy Award").

The Philadelphia Sports Writers Association presented awards to broadcaster Harry Kalas ("Living Legend Award") and public-relations director Larry Shenk ("Lifetime Achievement Award").

Farm system[edit]

Level Team League Manager
AAA Ottawa Lynx International League John Russell
AA Reading Phillies Eastern League P. J. Forbes
A Clearwater Threshers Florida State League Dave Huppert
A Lakewood BlueClaws South Atlantic League Steve Roadcap
Short-Season A Williamsport Crosscutters New York-Penn League Greg Legg
Rookie GCL Phillies Gulf Coast League Roly de Armas



  • Game Logs:
1st Half: Philadelphia Phillies Game Log on ESPN.com
2nd Half: Philadelphia Phillies Game Log on ESPN.com
  1. ^ Knox, Aaron (June 27, 2007). "Phillies say loss-count off by one on some sources". Philadelphia Inquirer. 
  2. ^ MLB.com news Recap
  3. ^ http://www.baseball-reference.com/players/l/laforpe01.shtml
  4. ^ 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.
  5. ^ For the complete article, scroll down, below the advertisements. "Halladay wins Wanamaker Award". Philly.com. May 17, 2011. Retrieved May 23, 2011. 
  6. ^ "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. 
  7. ^ 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 ....