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2006 Philadelphia Phillies season

2006 Philadelphia Phillies
Major League affiliations
Location
  • Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (since 1883)
  • Other information
    Owner(s) Bill Giles
    General manager(s) Pat Gillick
    Manager(s) Charlie Manuel
    Local television WPSG/KYW-TV
    CSN Philadelphia (Harry Kalas, Larry Andersen, Chris Wheeler, Scott Graham, Scott Franzke
    Local radio WIP (AM)/WPHT
    (Harry Kalas, Larry Andersen, Chris Wheeler, Scott Graham, Scott Franzke)
    WDAS
    (Bill Kulik, Danny Martinez)
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    The 2006 Philadelphia Phillies season was the 124th season in the history of the franchise. The Phillies finished in second place in the National League East, 12 games behind the New York Mets, and three games behind the Los Angeles Dodgers in the NL Wild-Card race. The Phillies, managed by Charlie Manuel, played their home games at Citizens Bank Park. Phillies first-baseman Ryan Howard was the National League's Most Valuable Player for the 2006 season, and was the winner of the Century 21 Home Run Derby, held during the All-Star Break at Pittsburgh.

    Offseason

    • November 25, 2005: Jim Thome was traded by the Phillies with cash to the Chicago White Sox for a player to be named later, Aaron Rowand, and Daniel Haigwood (minors). The White Sox sent Gio Gonzalez (minors) (December 8, 2005) to the Phillies to complete the trade.
    • March 1, 2006: Alex Gonzalez was signed as a free agent with the Phillies.[1]

    Regular season

    Season standings

    Template:MLB standings


    Transactions

    • May 21, 2006: Alex Gonzalez retired from the Phillies.[1]
    • July 28, 2006: David Bell was traded by the Phillies to the Milwaukee Brewers for Wilfrido Laureano (minors).[2]
    • July 30, 2006: Bobby Abreu and Cory Lidle were traded by the Philadelphia to the New York Yankees for minor league prospects.[3]
    • September 1, 2006: Randall Simon was purchased by the Phillies from the Texas Rangers.[4]

    Game Log

    Legend
      Phillies win
      Phillies loss
      Postponement
    Bold Phillies team member
    2006 Game Log[5]

    Roster

    2006 Philadelphia Phillies
    Roster
    Pitchers Catchers

    Infielders

    Outfielders

    Other batters

    Manager

    Coaches

    Awards

    Ryan Howard won the Players Choice Awards MLB Player of the Year and NL Outstanding Player from his fellow players, the Sporting News Player of the Year Award, the NL Most Valuable Player Award, the NLBM Oscar Charleston Legacy Award (NL MVP), the Babe Ruth Home Run Award (in MLB), the NLBM Josh Gibson Legacy Award (NL home-run leader),[6] the John Wanamaker Athletic Award from the Philadelphia Sports Congress (in summer 2007; for the 2006 calendar year),[7][8][9] and the Pride of Philadelphia Award from the Philadelphia Sports Hall of Fame.

    The NL Silver Slugger Award was won by Howard (first base) and Chase Utley (second base). The Philadelphia chapter of the Baseball Writers Association of America (BBWAA) presented its annual franchise awards to Ryan Howard ("Mike Schmidt Most Valuable Player Award"), Tom Gordon ("Steve Carlton Most Valuable Pitcher Award"), Chris Coste ("Dallas Green Special Achievement Award"), and Mike Lieberthal ("Tug McGraw Good Guy Award"). Coste also received the Philadelphia Sports Writers Association's "Good Guy Award.

    Player stats

    Batting

    Starters by position

    Note: Pos = Position; G = Games played; AB = At bats; H = Hits; Avg. = Batting average; HR = Home runs; RBI = Runs batted in

    Pos Player G AB H Avg. HR RBI

    Other batters

    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

    Pitching

    Starting pitchers

    Note: G = Games pitched; IP = Innings pitched; W = Wins; L = Losses; ERA = Earned run average; SO = Strikeouts

    Player G IP W L ERA SO

    Other pitchers

    Note: G = Games pitched; IP = Innings pitched; W = Wins; L = Losses; ERA = Earned run average; SO = Strikeouts

    Player G IP W L ERA SO

    Relief pitchers

    Note: G = Games pitched; W = Wins; L = Losses; SV = Saves; ERA = Earned run average; SO = Strikeouts

    Player G W L SV ERA SO

    Farm system

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    Level Team League Manager
    LEAGUE CHAMPIONS: Lakewood[10]

    References

    1. ^ a b http://www.baseball-reference.com/g/gonzaal01.shtml
    2. ^ http://www.baseball-reference.com/b/bellda01.shtml
    3. ^ http://mlb.mlb.com/news/article.jsp?ymd=20060730&content_id=1583781&vkey=trade2006&fext=.jsp&c_id=mlb
    4. ^ http://www.baseball-reference.com/s/simonra01.shtml
    5. ^ "2006 Philadelphia Phillies Schedule, Box Scores and Splits". Baseball-Reference.com. 
    6. ^ Salisbury, Jim (January 12, 2007). "MVP Howard takes well-deserved bows". The Philadelphia Inquirer. Retrieved November 2, 2011. Of all the awards, Howard said the Josh Gibson Award, named for the legendary Negro Leaguer and Hall of Famer, will be the most special. Why? "Because he never got a shot to play in the big leagues," he said. 
    7. ^ And The Winners Were ... See all the John Wanamaker Athletic Award-recipients since 1961 webpage. Philadelphia Sports Congress website (Philadelphia Convention & Visitors Bureau). Retrieved May 23, 2011.
    8. ^ Barkowitz, Ed (July 9, 2009). "Phillies, Temple teeming with pride at Wanamaker Award ceremony". Philly.com. Retrieved July 7, 2011. Crystal Tea Room ... at the Macy's building .... 
    9. ^ "Halladay Honored with 2011 Wanamaker Athletic Award; Eagles Youth Partnership and Francisville A’s Volunteer Coaches also recognized". Philadelphia Convention & Visitors Bureau. June 28, 2011. Retrieved August 24, 2011. 
    10. ^ Johnson, Lloyd, and Wolff, Miles, ed., The Encyclopedia of Minor League Baseball, 3rd edition. Durham, N.C.: Baseball America, 2007