The Phillies start spring training in Savannah, GA with only pitchers and catchers; position players reported a week later. At that time, most teams trained as a full squad.
1909: Isreal Durham and a group of his state Senate colleagues purchase the Phillies from a syndicate led by James Potter. Durham was elected club president.
1943: The Phillies hire Bucky Harris as manager. Harris is veteran skipper with 19 seasons at 3 clubs to his record. He replaced Hans Lobert, who managed a 42-111 record at the team's helm.
1947: The Phillies open their first spring training in Clearwater. From that point on, it will be their only spring training base.
2011: Jimmy Rollins is excused from several days of spring training to attend a tribute to Motown at the White House
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1874: Con Lucid
1887: Pat Hilly
1907: Earl Grace
1919: Del Wilber
1982: J.D. Durbin