1998 Philadelphia Phillies season

1998 Philadelphia Phillies season

1998 Philadelphia Phillies
Major league affiliations
1998 information
Owner(s) Bill Giles
General manager(s) Ed Wade
Manager(s) Terry Francona
Local television WPHL-TV
Comcast Sports Philadelphia
Local radio WPHT
(Harry Kalas, Larry Andersen, Andy Musser, Chris Wheeler)
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Regular season

The first game of the Phillies season was an unforgettable opening day game at Shea Stadium against their division rival New York Mets. Both of them were involved in the longest scoreless opening day game in the National League and the longest one in the MLB since 1926 when the Washington Senators beat the Philadelphia Athletics 1–0 in 15 innings.[1][2] However, the Phillies lost the game 1–0 in 14 innings when Mets backup catcher Alberto Castillo delivered a full-count, two-out, pinch-hit single to right with the bases loaded off Philadelphia closer Ricky Bottalico.[2] This was the first regular season baseball game played in New York in March.[3]

Season standings

NL East W L Pct. GB
Atlanta Braves 106 56 .654 --
New York Mets 88 74 .543 18
Philadelphia Phillies 75 87 .463 31
Montreal Expos 65 97 .401 41
Florida Marlins 54 108 .333 52


  • February 24, 1998: Midre Cummings was released by the Philadelphia Phillies.[4]
  • June 2, 1998: Pat Burrell was drafted by the Philadelphia Phillies in the 1st round (1st pick) of the 1998 amateur draft. Player signed July 24, 1998.[5]
  • June 24, 1998: Rex Hudler was released by the Philadelphia Phillies.[6]
  • August 14, 1998: Paul Byrd was selected off waivers by the Philadelphia Phillies from the Atlanta Braves.[7]


1998 Philadelphia Phillies
Pitchers Catchers


Outfielders Manager


Record vs. opponents

Team Record
Arizona 7–2
Atlanta 4–8
Chicago 6–3
Cincinnati 5–4
Colorado 4–5
Florida 6–6
Houston 2–7
Los Angeles 4–5
Milwaukee 5–4
New York 4–8
Pittsburgh 8–1
San Diego 1–8
San Francisco 2–6
St. Louis 3–6
Montreal 7–5
Interleague 7–9

Player stats


Note: G = Games played; AB = At Bats; H = Hits; Avg. = Batting Average; HR = Home Runs; RBI = Runs Batted In

Player G AB H Avg. HR RBI

Starting pitchers

Player G IP W L ERA SO

Relief pitchers

Player G W L SV ERA SO

Farm system

Level Team League Manager
AAA Scranton/Wilkes-Barre
Red Barons
International League Marc Bombard
AA Reading Phillies Eastern League Al LeBoeuf
A Clearwater Phillies Florida State League Bill Dancy
A Piedmont Boll Weevils South Atlantic League Ken Oberkfell
Short-Season A Batavia Muckdogs New York-Penn League Frank Klebe
Rookie Martinsville Phillies Appalachian League Greg Legg


  • 1998 Philadelphia Phillies season at Baseball Reference
  • 1998 Philadelphia Phillies at Baseball Almanac