Phillies right-hander Joe Blanton is battle-tested on and off the diamond after helping his mother overcome breast cancer.
Former Phillies slugger Pat Burrell and Elvis -- his English bulldog -- harbor many fond memories of their time in the City of Brotherly Love.
Middle reliever Clay Condrey may have taken the road less travelled to the Majors, but he achieved postseason glory with the Phillies.
Longtime Minor Leaguer Chris Coste helped the Phillies act out what turned out to be a storybook ending to their 2008 campaign.
Phillies chairman Bill Giles inherited the baseball gene from his father, Warren, and is passing it along to his family. More »
Phillies ace Cole Hamels battled back from a broken left arm on his way to 2008 World Series Most Valuable Player honors. More »
Though he's cemented himself as a big-time big league slugger, the Phillies' Ryan Howard is the smallest man in his immediate family. More »
Philadelphia Phillies legend Harry Kalas' Hall of Fame broadcasting talents extend far beyond the baseball diamond. More »
Brad Lidge's success in the Majors is helping Notre Dame become known as more than just a football and basketball school. More »
Ryan Madson is all business as a shutdown reliever, but old friends say he's still the same fun-loving guy from back in the day.
One of 11 siblings, family man Charlie Manuel lived out his mother's final wish with a victory in the 2008 World Series. More »
Former Major League catcher, studio analyst and Phillies fan John Marzano is fondly remembered by the MLB.com family. More »
Despite all his years of MLB experience, Phillies owner David Montgomery remains tied to his roots as a true fan of the game.More »
Among baseball's true humanitarians, veteran lefty Jamie Moyer empowers youth through his Seattle-based foundation.More »
After being demoted to the Minor Leagues, a rejuvenated and more mature Brett Myers has shown the ability to learn from his mistakes.
Jimmy Rollins' passion for baseball comes from his parents, while his other love, music, was fueled by rap legend MC Hammer. More »
With his walk-off hit in Game 3 of the World Series, Carlos Ruiz added his name to the growing list of celebrated Panamanian ballplayers.
After playing for 11 different teams in his 16-year big league career, Matt Stairs finally won his first World Series championship. More »
After choosing college over the pros, late-blooming All-Star Chase Utley has been taking Major League pitchers to school. More »
Although he comes from a family of pro ballplayers, Jayson Werth has had to fight to make a name for himself in the big leagues.
One of only 35 Hawaiians to have played in the bigs, Shane Victorino chose baseball bats over surfboards at an early age. More »
From first-base coach Davey Lopes to the late Tug McGraw, the tightly knit Phillies family has done its part to "Stand Up To Cancer." More »
Ryan Howard and Cole Hamels are among the Phillies who developed their skills at the northeast post of the South Atlantic League. More »
The Phils' 2008 World Series team was stocked with players who honed their craft while with the organization's Double-A affiliate. More »