The Phillies down in Anniston, Alabama

The 1911 Philadelphia Phillies. (Library of Congress)

Years of writing about baseball in Anniston, Alabama, made me believe there was little I didn’t know about the sport and this sliver of northeast Alabama. All-knowing, perhaps.

I was wrong.

I knew the St. Louis Cardinals had played an exhibition here, that Casey Stengel had brought his minor-league team to Anniston in 1930, that the then-Triple A Baltimore Orioles had played here, and all that jazz about Ty Cobb back in the day. But I didn’t know that the Philadelphia Phillies played here in the spring of 1911.

Who knew? Consider me finally enlightened.


Author: Phillip Tutor

Baseball fan. St. Louis Cardinals fan. Raised on baseball in Memphis. Faux expert on baseball in Alabama. Lifetime .200 hitter, good glove, below-average arm.

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