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1998 Philadelphia Phillies season


1998 Philadelphia Phillies season

1998 Philadelphia Phillies
Major League affiliations
Other information
Owner(s) Bill Giles
General manager(s) Ed Wade
Manager(s) Terry Francona
Local television WPHL-TV
Comcast Sports Philadelphia
Local radio WPHT
(Harry Kalas, Larry Andersen, Andy Musser, Chris Wheeler)
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Regular season

The first game of the Phillies season was an unforgettable opening day game at Shea Stadium against their division rival New York Mets. Both of them were involved in the longest scoreless opening day game in the National League and the longest one in the MLB since 1926 when the Washington Senators beat the Philadelphia Athletics 1–0 in 15 innings.[1][2] However, the Phillies lost the game 1–0 in 14 innings when Mets backup catcher Alberto Castillo delivered a full-count, two-out, pinch-hit single to right with the bases loaded off Philadelphia closer Ricky Bottalico.[2] This was the first regular season baseball game played in New York in March.[3]

Season standings

NL East W L Pct. GB
Atlanta Braves 106 56 .654 --
New York Mets 88 74 .543 18
Philadelphia Phillies 75 87 .463 31
Montreal Expos 65 97 .401 41
Florida Marlins 54 108 .333 52


  • February 24, 1998: Midre Cummings was released by the Philadelphia Phillies.[4]
  • June 2, 1998: Pat Burrell was drafted by the Philadelphia Phillies in the 1st round (1st pick) of the 1998 amateur draft. Player signed July 24, 1998.[5]
  • June 24, 1998: Rex Hudler was released by the Philadelphia Phillies.[6]
  • August 14, 1998: Paul Byrd was selected off waivers by the Philadelphia Phillies from the Atlanta Braves.[7]

Record vs. opponents

Team Record
Arizona 7–2
Atlanta 4–8
Chicago 6–3
Cincinnati 5–4
Colorado 4–5
Florida 6–6
Houston 2–7
Los Angeles 4–5
Milwaukee 5–4
New York 4–8
Pittsburgh 8–1
San Diego 1–8
San Francisco 2–6
St. Louis 3–6
Montreal 7–5
Interleague 7–9

1998 Game Log

  Phillies win
  Phillies loss
Bold Phillies team member


Player stats


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

Player G IP W L ERA SO

Relief pitchers

Player G W L SV ERA SO

Farm system

Level Team League Manager
AAA Scranton/Wilkes-Barre
Red Barons
International League Marc Bombard
AA Reading Phillies Eastern League Al LeBoeuf
A Clearwater Phillies Florida State League Bill Dancy
A Piedmont Boll Weevils South Atlantic League Ken Oberkfell
Short-Season A Batavia Muckdogs New York-Penn League Frank Klebe
Rookie Martinsville Phillies Appalachian League Greg Legg


  1. ^ Salisbury, Jim (April 1, 1998). "For Openers, Zilch Phils Fall in 14th Without a Run". Philadelphia Inquirer. p. E1. 
  2. ^ a b Diamos, Jason (April 1, 1998). "A Midsummer Classic in March as Mets Nip Phillies". New York Times. p. C1. 
  3. ^ Vecsey, George (April 1, 1998). "Mets Take An Opener For the Ages". New York Times. p. C1. 
  4. ^ "Midre Cummings Statistics and History". Retrieved 2013-12-15. 
  5. ^ "Pat Burrell Statistics and History". Retrieved 2013-12-15. 
  6. ^ "Rex Hudler Statistics and History". Retrieved 2013-12-15. 
  7. ^ "Paul Byrd Statistics". Retrieved 2013-12-15. 
  8. ^ "1998 Philadelphia Phillies Schedule by Baseball Almanac". Retrieved 2013-12-15. 
  9. ^ "1998 Philadelphia Phillies Schedule, Box Scores and Splits". 
  10. ^ Johnson, Lloyd, and Wolff, Miles, ed., The Encyclopedia of Minor League Baseball, 3rd edition. Durham, N.C.: Baseball America, 2007
  • 1998 Philadelphia Phillies season at Baseball Reference
  • 1998 Philadelphia Phillies at Baseball Almanac
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