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The Rise and Fall of the Fabulous Phillies
William Leggett
March 01, 1965
No team ever had a year like the one the Philadelphia Phillies had in 1964. Only a long-shot bet for the pennant, they started quickly and, led by players like Johnny Callison (right), established themselves as the big team in the National League. Then, two weeks before the season ended, they collapsed completely, lost 10 straight games, the pennant—and the dream. In the vivid photographs that follow and in the article beginning on page 57 is the detailed story of their strange and unforgettable season.
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March 01, 1965

The Rise And Fall Of The Fabulous Phillies

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"When we came back to Philly the night after our last game in Cincinnati," Unk Henry said reflectively a few weeks ago, "there were 10,000 people waiting just to cheer us, to thank us for giving them the thrills. I've thought the whole season over, and the slump. Well, every spring we have a new chance. This team still has pep and fight and talent, and it believes in itself even now. We can't wait for this season to get started."

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