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A Remarkable 18 Shutouts for Phillies

oswalt 0912 2010.jpgThe Phillies pitched their 18th shutout of the season today in a 3-0 victory over the Mets.

If that seems like a lot, it is.

They are the most shutouts in a season since they had 18 in 1965. It also tied them for the 10th most shutouts in a season in franchise history.

Here’s a look at the rest of the top 10:

1. 1916 – 25 shutouts
2. 1908 – 22
2. 1917 – 22
4. 1906 – 21
4. 1907 – 21
6. 1911 – 20
6. 1913 – 20
6. 1915 – 20
9. 1951 – 19
10. 1965 – 18
10. 2010 – 18

That’s pretty remarkable when you consider the top eight consists of teams that played before 1918. I think they use “base balls” stuffed with feathers back then.

There have been just five teams since 1989 that have had more shutouts in a season than the Phillies: the 1992 Braves (24), the 1998 Braves (23), the 1992 Pirates (20), the 2007 (Padres) and the 2002 Athletics.

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