Philadelphia Phillies stories in the SI Vault

The Rise And Fall Of The Fabulous Phillies By William Leggett, March 01, 1965 Two weeks before last season ended, the Phillies collapsed completely, lost 10 straight games, the pennant -- and the dream.

So Far So Good So Fast By Ron Fimrite, April 30, 1973 The Phillies stirred two young arms into the rotation and while it may take a while to cook they're predicting full proof from the pudding.

Off On A Rampage By Larry Keith, August 29, 1977 Led by the mighty Bull and a herd of stampeding teammates, Philadelphia has roared to the majors' best record.

He's The Phillie Fillip By Bruce Newman, May 28, 1979 Along with a hot bat, Pete Rose brought needed ardor to the Phils. But his arrival isn't the only reason that Philly is flying.

Philly Is Streaking For Home By Steven Wulf, October 03, 1983 With 10 straight victories the Phillies all but put a lock on the rough-and-tumble race in the National League East.

The Phanatic Phillie By Charles Pierce, May 11, 1992 A near-fatal car wreck taught Lenny Dykstra, Philadelphia's brash centerfielder, a lesson in life.

Fast And In Your Face By Gerry Callahan, February 02, 1998 Freewheeling Phillies fireballer Curt Schilling lives life the way he pitches -- on his own terms.

First Priority By Albert Chen, August 01, 2005 Injured Jim Thome's extended absence opened the door for rookie slugger Ryan Howard. Will the Phils keep both?

The Amazing Race By Tom Verducci, October 08, 2007 In a riveting final weekend, the streaking Phillies earned the right to host the even hotter Rockies in the playoffs, and Jimmy Rollins put the finishing touches on his case for the NL MVP.

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