Talk:History of the Philadelphia Phillies
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The new team was nicknamed the "Quakers"... in 1884, the team changed its name to the "Philadelphias"
Um, no and no. The team, like most at the time, had no name at all; "Quakers," "Philadelphias" and its reduction "Phillies" were all monickers used by sportswiters, but never by the team until 1933 Solicitr (talk) 01:12, 31 January 2016 (UTC)
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