The 20th Century Phillies by the Numbers
You Can't Tell the Players Without a Scorecard
by Ted Taylor
Four years of labor-intensive research produced Ted’s 8th book. This 300+ page tome pays homage to Philadelphia’s oft-maligned, but always loved – Phillies. In 1915 the Phils won their first NL pennant (and they didn’t win many more). This book commemorates the 100th anniversary of that magnificent fete. In here you’ll find stuff you never suspected about guys who never knew even wore a Phillies uniform – but also plenty of info about the beloved stars of the past – Ashburn, Ennis, Roberts, Klein, Schmidt, Carlton, the Tugger and many more. Learn, enjoy and, yes, laugh at Taylor’s insights (some in the persona of his alter ego, “The Glenside Kid”) and share his experiences and observations about the 20th Century Phils. A team he knows very well. Buy a scorecard, get a hot dog and an orange drink and dig in, the fun is just beginning. Play Ball!!
"…for the past 35 years or so, Taylor has been as important a name in Philadelphia baseball as Larry Shenk, Bill Giles, Whitey Ashburn, Harry Kalas, Ruly Carpenter, Allen Lewis, Jayson Stark or anyone else you care to list who hasn’t officially worn a uniform…Ted Taylor has been involved in Philly area baseball in just about every way possible, and that includes as a college infielder, and prior to that, on the sandlots of Cheltenham Township, where he’d sometimes let a young kid named R. Jackson into the game…”
- Baseball Author & Historian, John Shiffert
Read Matt Schickling's story in The Wire about Ted Taylor and The 20th Century Phillies by the Numbers:
This product was added to our catalog on Friday 20 March, 2015.