Billy-Ball Daily: 2007-7-16

7/16/2007
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Monday, July 16, 2007

Top of the 1st
8810 WINS AND 10,000 LOSSES
Loss No. 10,000 came for the Phillies last night as the St. Louis Cardinals hit six homers in a 10-2 rout of Philadelphia (it was the 58th time the Phillies have lost by that exact score). All-Star non-playing back-up Albert Pujols hit two of the homers. NL MVP Ryan Howard struck out to end the game.

“I don’t know too much about 10,000 losses,” Phillies manager Charlie Manuel said. “I try and concentrate on the wins.”

Here are some random notes because my mind is going in 10,000 different directions –

The Phillies have one championship in 125 years – 1980. A a fan wrote of a grandfather, who, upon reaching his 100th birthday, was asked the obligatory question. And his reply to the secret of his longevity was: “Waiting for the Phillies to win another World Series.”

Five League Championships
1915 (NL), 1950 (NL), 1980 (NL), 1983 (NL), 1993 (NL)

Six Division Championships
1976 (NL East), 1977 (NL East), 1978 (NL East), 1980 (NL East), 1983 (NL East), 1993 (NL East)

They have never been a wild card team.

The Phillies have the 10th most wins in history.

During the first 63 seasons, there were 13 100-loss seasons; during the last 62, one.

In 1961, the Phils lost 23 in a row.

The Phils lost game #5,000 on July 24, 1945, at Wrigley Field in Chicago.

Between 1918 and 1948, there was one winning season.

The Phillies lost their first game, on May 1, 1883, to the Providence Grays.

The Phils home record is 4,820 – 4,556.

Philadelphia would need 32 straight 100-win seasons to pass the .500 mark as a franchise.

10,000 is the square of 100

10,000 is the square root of [[1 E+8|100 000 000]]

A myriagon is a polygon with 10,000 sides.

10,000 Friends is an alliance of organizations and individuals committed to enhancing the quality of life for all Pennsylvanians. We focus on promoting policies and actions that will:
* Revitalize cities, boroughs, older suburbs
* Preserve farmland and rural resource lands
* Conserve our natural, heritage and fiscal resources; and
* Improve the quality of life for all Pennsylvanians.
Based in Philadelphia, it does not mention anyting about celebrating losses.

The U.S. Ten Thousand Dollar Note has a picture of Salmon P. Chase, Secretary of the Treasury (1861-1864)

The Museum of 10,000 Wonderful Things is in London. The collection features anthropology, botany, zoology and other areas of natural history.

10,000 Steps a Day is a health-related program that suggests walking 10,000 steps per day. The average person’s stride length is approximately 2.5 feet long. That means it takes just over 2,000 steps to walk one mile, and 10,000 steps is close to 5 miles.

We salute the Phillies and their fans!

Top of the 2nd
WINNING PERCENTAGE
The Phillies are the first franchise to lose 10,000 games, they do not own MLB’s worst win percentage. On the other hand, the Phillies have the lowest winning percentage of any of the sixteen original teams of baseball’s modern era.

Team Seasons Winning pct.
Devil Rays 10 .397
Padres 39 .463
Rockies 15 .466
Rangers 47 .467
Phillies 125 .468

Top of the 3rd
ALSO KNOWN AS
The Philadelphia Phillies have also been known as:
* Philadelphia Blue Jays (1943, 1944)
* Philadelphia Quakers (1883 – 1889)

10,000 is also 104
Roman numeral for 10,000 is the X with a line over it.
In binary code it is written – 10011100010000

Top of the 4th
PHILLIES MANAGERS
Year Manager
2005-present Charlie Manuel
2001-2004 Larry Bowa
1997-2000 Terry Francona
1991-1996 Jim Fregosi
1989-1991 Nick Leyva
1988 John Vukovich
1987-1988 Lee Elia
1985-1987 John Felske
1983-1984 Paul Owens
1982-1983 Pat Corrales
1979-1981 Dallas Green
1973-1979 Danny Ozark
1972 Paul Owens
1970-1972 Frank Lucchesi
1969 George Myatt
1968-1969 Bob Skinner
1968 George Myatt
1960-1968 Gene Mauch
1960 Andy Cohen
1958-1960 Eddie Sawyer
1955-1958 Mayo Smith
1954 Terry Moore
1952-1954 Steve O’Neill
1948-1952 Eddie Sawyer
1948 Dusty Cooke
1945-1948 Ben Chapman
1943-1945 Fred Fitzsimmons
1943 Bucky Harris
1942 Hans Lobert
1939-1941 Doc Protho
1938 Hans Lobert
1934-1938 Jimmy Wilson
1928-1933 Burt Shotton
1927 Stuffy McInnis
1923-1926 Art Fletcher
1921-1922 Kaiser Wilhelm
1921 Bill Donovan
1919-1920 Gavvy Cravath
1919 Jack Combs
1915-1918 Pat Moran
1910-1914 Red Dooin
1907-1909 Bill Murray
1904-1906 Hugh Duffy
1903 Chief Zimmer
1898-1902 Bill Shettsline
1897-1898 George Stallings
1896 Bill Nash
1894-1895 Arthur Irwin
1890-1893 Harry Wright
1890 Bob Allen
1890 Al Reach
1890 Jack Clements
1884-1890 Harry Wright
1883 Bill Purcell
1883 Bob Furguson

Top of the 5th
PHILADELPHIA STADIUM HISTORY
Year Stadium Capacity
2004-present Citzens Bank Park 43,500
1971-2003 Veterans Stadium 62,411
1927; 1938-1970 Shibe Park/Connie Mack Stadium 33,608
1895-1938 Baker Bowl 18,800
1887-1894 Huntington Avenue Grounds na
1883-1886 Recreation Park na

Top of the 6th
PHILLIES RETIRED NUMBERS
Num Player
1 Richie Ashburn
14 Jim Bunning
20 Mike Schmidt
32 Steve Carlton
36 Robin Roberts
10,000 Phillies 7/15/07

Top of the 7th
PROBABLE PITCHERS
AL
Chicago White Sox at Cleveland Indians, 7:05 pm
(L) John Danks (5-6) vs. (L) Cliff Lee (5-5)
Kansas City Royals at Boston Red Sox, 7:05 pm
(R) Brian Bannister (5-5) vs. (L) Kason Gabbard (2-0)
Toronto Blue Jays at New York Yankees, 7:05 pm
(R) Josh Towers (4-5) vs. (L) Kei Igawa (2-2)
Baltimore Orioles at Seattle Mariners, 10:05 pm
(L) Brian Burres (4-3) vs. (L) Horacio Ramirez (4-2)
Texas Rangers at Oakland Athletics, 10:05 pm
(R) Jamey Wright (2-2) vs. (L) Dallas Braden (1-3)
NL
Cincinnati Reds at Atlanta Braves, 7:05 pm
(L) Bobby Livingston (1-0) vs. (R) Kyle Davies (4-7)
Houston Astros at Washington Nationals, 7:05 pm
(R) Woody Williams (4-10) vs. (L) Mike Bacsik (2-6)
San Francisco Giants at Chicago Cubs, 7:05 pm
(R) Tim Lincecum (4-2) vs. (L) Rich Hill (5-6)
St. Louis Cardinals at Florida Marlins, 7:05 pm
(R) Braden Looper (6-7) vs. (R) Byung-Hyun Kim (4-4)
Colorado Rockies at Pittsburgh Pirates, 7:05 pm
(R) Taylor Buchholz (4-3) vs. (R) John VanBenschoten (0-3)
Arizona Diamondbacks at Milwaukee Brewers, 8:05 pm
(R) Micah Owings (5-4) vs. (R) Dave Bush (7-7)
New York Mets at San Diego Padres, 10:05 pm
(R) Jorge Sosa (7-3) vs. (L) David Wells (4-5)
Philadelphia Phillies at Los Angeles Dodgers, 10:10 pm
(L) Jamie Moyer (7-7) vs. (R) Brad Penny (10-1)

Top of the 8th
DID YOU KNOW?
NATIONAL LEAGUE TEAMS BY LOSSES
Franchise 1st season Losses
Phillies 1883 10,000
Braves 1876 9,681
Cubs 1876 9,425
Reds 1876 9,162
Pirates 1887 9,046
Cardinals 1892 8,726
Giants 1883 8,684
Dodgers 1890 8,578
Mets 1962 3,782
Astros 1962 3,636
Padres 1969 3,287
Brewers* 1969 3,227
Nationals** 1969 3,169
Rockies 1993 1,226
Marlins 1993 1,208
D-backs 1998 774
* Were in American League, 1969-97
** Were Montreal Expos, 1969-2004

Top of the 9th
50 WINNING SEASONS
Year W-L Pct. Finish
2006 85-77 .525 2nd
2005 88-74 .543 2nd
2004 86-76 .531 2nd
2003 86-76 .531 3rd
2002 80-81 .497 3rd
2001 86-76 .531 2nd
2000 65-97 .401 5th
1999 77-85 .475 3rd
1998 75-87 .462 3rd
1997 68-94 .420 5th
1996 67-95 .414 5th
1995 69-75 .479 t2nd
1994 54-61 .470 4th
1993 97-65 .599 1st
1992 70-92 .432 6th
1991 78-84 .481 3nd
1990 77-85 .475 t4th
1989 67-95 .414 6th
1988 65-96 .404 6th
1987 80-82 .494 t4th
1986 86-75 .534 2nd
1985 75-87 .463 5th
1984 81-81 .500 4th
1983 90-72 .556 1st
1982 89-73 .549 2nd
1981 59-48 .551 3rd
1980 91-71 .562 1st
1979 84-78 .519 4th
1978 90-72 .556 1st
1977 101-61 .623 1st
1976 101-61 .623 1st
1975 86-76 .531 2nd
1974 80-82 .494 3rd
1973 71-91 .438 6th
1972 59-97 .378 6th
1971 67-95 .414 6th
1970 73-88 .453 5th
1969 63-99 .389 5th
1968 76-86 .469 t7th
1967 82-80 .506 5th
1966 87-75 .537 4th
1965 85-76 .528 6th
1964 92-70 .568 t2nd
1963 87-75 .537 4th
1962 81-80 .503 7th
1961 47-107 .305 8th
1960 59-95 .383 8th
1959 64-90 .416 8th
1958 69-85 .448 8th
1957 77-77 .500 5th
1956 71-83 .461 5th
1955 77-77 .500 4th
1954 75-79 .487 4th
1953 83-71 .539 t3rd
1952 87-67 .565 4th
1951 73-81 .474 5th
1950 91-63 .591 1st
1949 81-73 .526 3rd
1948 66-88 .429 6th
1947 62-92 .403 t7th
1946 69-85 .448 5th
1945 46-108 .299 8th
1944 61-92 .399 8th
1943 64-90 .416 7th
1942 42-109 .278 8th
1941 43-111 .279 8th
1940 50-103 .327 8th
1939 45-106 .298 8th
1938 45-105 .300 8th
1937 61-92 .399 7th
1936 54-100 .351 8th
1935 64-89 .418 7th
1934 56-93 .376 7th
1933 60-92 .395 7th
1932 78-76 .506 4th
1931 66-88 .429 6th
1930 52-102 .338 8th
1929 71-82 .464 5th
1928 43-109 .283 8th
1927 51-103 .331 8th
1926 58-93 .384 8th
1925 68-85 .444 t6th
1924 55-96 .364 7th
1923 50-104 .325 8th
1922 57-96 .373 7th
1921 51-103 .331 8th
1920 62-91 .405 8th
1919 47-90 .343 8th
1918 55-68 .447 6th
1917 87-65 .572 2nd
1916 91-62 .595 2nd
1915 90-62 .592 1st
1914 74-80 .481 6th
1913 88-63 .583 2nd
1912 73-79 .480 5th
1911 79-73 .520 4th
1910 78-75 .510 4th
1909 74-79 .484 6th
1908 83-71 .539 4th
1907 83-64 .565 3rd
1906 71-82 .464 4th
1905 83-69 .546 4th
1904 52-100 .342 8th
1903 49-86 .363 7th
1902 56-81 .409 7th
1901 83-57 .593 2nd
1900 75-63 .543 3rd
1899 94-58 .618 3rd
1898 78-71 .523 6th
1897 55-77 .417 10th
1896 62-68 .477 8th
1895 78-53 .595 3rd
1894 71-57 .555 4th
1893 72-57 .558 4th
1892 87-66 .569 4th
1891 68-69 .496 4th
1890 78-54 .591 3rd
1889 63-64 .496 4th
1888 69-61 .531 3rd
1887 75-48 .610 2nd
1886 71-43 .623 4th
1885 56-54 .509 3rd
1884 39-73 .348 6th
1883 17-81 .173 8th

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