10 – 1983 (90 – 72, NL Champions, Lost World Series)
The “Wheeze Kids” featured an aging roster filled with future Hall of Famer players Steve Carlton, Mike Schmidt, Joe Morgan, Tony Perez and should be Hall of Famer Pete Rose. Schmidt led the team with 40 home runs and 109 RBI. John Denny won the Cy Young Award with 19 wins, while Carlton added 15 and closer Al Holland had 25 saves and a 2.20 ERA. After defeating the Dodgers in the NLCS, the Phillies fell to the Orioles in the World Series.
9- 2010 (97 – 75, NL East Champions, lost NLCS)
After back-to-back World Series appearances, the 2010 teams lost in the NLCS to the Giants. Roy Halladay led a staff that was first in complete games and shutouts with 21 wins and a 2.44 ERA. Brad Lidge rebounded from a terrible 2009 campaign to record 27 saves and a 2.96 ERA. Ryan Howard had 31 home runs, while Jayson Werth added 27. Shane Victorino had 18 home runs and 34 stolen bases. Fan favorite Chase Utley started with his injury problems but added 16 home runs and 65 RBI.