Pat Burrell had the nickname and a certain swagger. No teammate could reduce major leaguers into jealous green globs of envy like "Pat the Bat."
As a free agent, Jimmy Rollins must decide what it would take for him to leave Philadelphia, the city where he made his mark as a player.
Jim Hendry's direct approach with players eventually became easy to respect.
Only a few years ago, nobody wanted to play in Philadelphia. Now the franchise is a superpower, attracting the best of the best.
His home state of Mississippi ravaged by tornadoes, Phillies starter Roy Oswalt had no choice but to put his family first.
The late Ron Santo inspired many with his selfless approach and his passion for people, baseball and the Cubs.
Players who understand how to handle the pace of a 162-game season are usually the ones who have the most stamina to finish strong.
There can be excitement for any player who gets dealt at the trade deadline, but there can also be plenty of disappointment.
Retired outfielder Doug Glanville, who played the majority of his nine major league seasons in Philadelphia, has joined ESPN as a baseball analyst.
Being a "clean" player in what will forever be known as the "steroid era" is something that saddens former major leaguer Doug Glanville.
Whatever kind of year it's been where you live, it's only half-over. So here's Wild Pitches' special, slightly tilted look back at the First Half That Was.
Eric Milton pitched eight hitless innings before Michael Barrett blooped a double just in front of center fielder Doug Glanville, but the Phillies won 3-2 in the bottom of the ninth.
Mike Cameron and Vance Wilson hit back-to-back homers in the fifth to lead the Mets to a 6-1 victory over the Phillies.
Doug Glanville homered leading off the ninth inning to lift the Philadelphia Phillies over the Montreal Expos 5-4 Sunday for a three-game sweep.
Philadelphia 4, Atlanta 1
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