Phillies finally reach 10,000 wins in a history filled with losses

It took more than 21,000 games over the course of a century to hit the milestone

PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The Phillies finally reached 10,000 regular-season wins, a record that took more than a century to attain.

The Phillies — founded in 1883, one of the oldest franchises in baseball — became the ninth team in big league history to hit this milestone, and the last founded before 1900 to reach it.

In all, it took more than 21,000 games.

Of course, the Phillies were also the first team in baseball to amount to 10,000 losses, which happened in 2007.

First baseman Rhys Hoskins called it “baseball history” on the Phillies Radio Network.

“You cherish really every single one of those little tidbits that you get to be a part of,” he said.

The 10,000th win also came on interim manager Rob Thomson’s 59th birthday.