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Philadelphia Phillies 1997 record: 68-94 (fifth in
1997 Team Statistics (NL Rank)
Phenomenal Improvement, but ...
Through their first 81 games last season the Phillies had the worst record in the majors, but their record in the second half was baseball's fourth best. Philly's increase in winning percentage from the first half to the second half was the second largest of any team's since the schedule was expanded to 154 games in 1904. But of the five other teams that increased their winning percentage by at least 240 points after the season's midpoint (since 1904), only one had a better overall record the following year.
Largest Increases in Winning Percentage From
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