Genuine fans take the best team moments with the less than great, and know that the games that are best forgotten make the good moments truly shine. This monumental book of the Philadelphia Phillies documents all the best moments and personalities in the history of the team, but also unmasks the regrettably awful and the unflinchingly ugly. In entertaining--and unsparing--fashion, this book sparkles with Phillies highlights and lowlights, from wonderful and wacky memories to the famous and infamous. Such moments include the rapturous season of the "Whiz Kids" and the magical 2008 run to the World Series, as well as the lows of the historically inept Phillies of the 1930s and the equally historic collapse of 1964. Whether providing fond memories, goose bumps, or laughs, this portrait of the team is sure to appeal to the fan who has been through it all.
Todd Zolecki writes for MLB.com and is formerly a writer for the Philadelphia Inquirer, with a focus on Phillies coverage with both. Scott Franzke is a play-by-play broadcaster for the Philadelphia Phillies. He has been a broadcast host with the Texas Rangers and Kane County Cougars. He also covered the 2000 Olympics for Sporting News Radio. They both live in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.