When you're around for nearly 130 years, you're bound to generate a few interesting tidbits that cause the casual fan to stop, think, and say, "Are you serious?"
In regards to the Philadelphia Phillies, however, we've already heard most of those facts over and over again. Yes, we know that Roy Halladay won the Cy Young Award in both leagues and was the second person in baseball history to throw a no-hitter. We know the Phillies have won five straight division titles. Their starting rotation was more than the best in 2011—it was one of the best of all-time.
But there are a number of other tidbits that have been generated throughout the course of the Phillies' long history, some of which are almost too unbelievable to be true—but I assure you, they are. So beyond all of the obvious facts and numbers crunching, there exists an odd realm of Phillies' history. Let's explore.