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Matt Albertson
Matt earned both a BA in History and a BA in Political Science from Bloomsburg University (Pa.) in 2012, and his MA in History from Villanova University in 2014. He is a member of the Society for American Baseball Research (SABR) and is currently working on several articles for SABR related publication.
Interests: Colonial America (1492-1764), Revolutionary America (1765-1783), 19th century baseball, early 20th century baseball, and Philadelphia history.
Recent Activity
Atlanta sends out a lefty heavy lineup to face Jake Arrieta tonight, who has been less than good against left handed batters this season. Continue reading
The Phillies will wear the all-burgundy Saturday Night Special uniforms against the Braves on Saturday Continue reading
The Whiz Kids fend of the Dodgers on the final day of the 1950 season to capture the club's first pennant in 35 years. Continue reading
For here was a man who saw injustice in the form of institutional racism and stood up to it. Continue reading
The Phillies origins and nickname are not as clear cut as some fans may think. Continue reading
An undated Sam Thompson Old Judge baseball card sporting a strange Phillies uniform is addressed. Continue reading
The Phillies have announced their 2019 Wall of Fame ballot. Fans may vote through February 28, 2019 Continue reading
Hamilton led the junior circuit with 111 stolen bases in his sophomore campaign and will provide a burst of offense for the Phillies Continue reading
New Era announced today that the popular maroon Phillies cap with be included in the club's regular uniform rotation in 2019. Continue reading
Manuel is the only manager on this year's ballot to have led teams to multiple World Series appearances and the only candidate to have posted a winning record in the postseason. Continue reading
Tommy McDonald passed away on Monday at the age of 84. Continue reading
The Phillies have made countless trades since the trade deadline was moved to July 31 in 1986, but only a handful consumed the fanbase quite like those between 2000 and 2010. Continue reading
Aerial view of Baker Bowl in the late 1920's (Courtesy of the Special Collections Research Center. Temple University. Philadelphia, PA) By Matt Albertson, Historical Columnist The Beginning It was the best of times when the Phillies opened their new ballpark on April 30, 1887. The national Sporting Life noted in... Continue reading
Philadelphia fans were heavily out numbered at Citizens Bank Park during the recent Yankee series. Winning is not the only thing that will prevent a future takeover and draw local fans to the ballpark Continue reading
Zach Eflin tabbed as Tuesday's starter against Miami. It will be his third stint in the majors as he attempts to show he belongs at the big league level. Continue reading
The Phillies once again participated in a ground breaking first for Major League Baseball when they played the New York Mets in the first Facebook exclusive broadcast. Continue reading
Although Bolden was a great leader and visionary, he was not without criticism. Continue reading
Owner and marketing extraordinaire Ed Bolden was the man behind two championship caliber negro league teams in the Philadelphia region in the early 20th century. Continue reading
Jorge Alfaro's second inning grand slam put the Phillies ahead 5-2. They did not relinquish the lead and won their first game of the Grapefruit League campaign. Continue reading
The Philadelphia Phillies look to earn their first win of the 2018 Grapefruit League campaign on Saturday against the Baltimore Orioles. Continue reading
The Ted Williams Museum & Hitters Hall of Fame's "Night at the Ballpark" will have a decidedly Philadelphia feel when honors are bestowed Saturday, February 10, 2018. Continue reading
The Phillies' first permanent home was the scene of some of the greatest sporting tragedies in American sports history. Continue reading
Looking ahead to 2018, the Phillies have three possible avenues to choose from for future Wall of Fame induction ceremonies and Alumni Weekends. Continue reading
Former Phillies centerfielder Aaron Rowand went 3-for-3 and earned the Bob Feller Player of the Game award at Saturday's Hall of Fame Classic at Doubleday Field in Cooperstown, NY. Continue reading
Dallas Green, the first Phillies manager to lead the club to a World Series championship, has died at the age of 82. Continue reading