The Philadelphia Phillies are an American professional baseball team based in Philadelphia. They compete in Major League Baseball (MLB) as a member of the National League (NL) East division. Founded in 1883, the Phillies are the oldest continuous same-name, same-city franchise in all of American professional sports. Since the first modern World Series was played in 1903, the Phillies have played 120 consecutive seasons and 140 seasons since the team’s 1883 establishment. Before the Philadelphia Phillies won their first World Series in 1980, the team went longer than any of the other MLB 16 teams of the first half of the 20th century without a World Series championship. Since the start of the Divisional Era in 1969, however, the Phillies have emerged as one of MLB’s most successful teams, winning 11 division titles (including five consecutive such titles from 2007 to 2011), eight National League pennants, and two World Series championships (against the Kansas City Royals in 1980 and the Tampa Bay Rays in 2008). The team has played at several stadiums in the city, beginning with Recreation Park (1883–1886) and continuing at Baker Bowl (1887–1938); Shibe Park / Connie Mack Stadium (1938–1970); Veterans Stadium (1971–2003), and now Citizens Bank Park (2004-present). The Philadelphia Phillies are one of only nine teams to have won over 10,000 games in their history. Hall of Fame third baseman Mike Schmidt is widely considered the franchise’s greatest player of all time. Over the team’s history since 1883, 33 Phillies players have been awarded entry into the Baseball Hall of Fame.