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  • 2009
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The Philadelphia Phillies are an exciting baseball team with a great deal of fan loyalty. Fans are happy to have the chance to watch them play from a distance even if they are unable to do so in person, and all of the expert commentary from seasoned sports commentators only sweetens the deal.

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2008 World Series, Game 5: Rays at Phillies
6. 2008 World Series, Game 5: Rays at Phillies
October 29, 2008
October 29, 2008: 2008 World Series, Game 5, Tampa Bay Rays 3 at Philadelphia Phillies 4, F -- The Phillies led the Series 3-1 when Game 5 got underway on Monday, October 27. For the third consecutive game, the Phils scored in the first inning, this time on Shane Victorino's bases-loaded two-run single. The Rays got a run back in the fourth and tied it up in the sixth, as the weather grew increasingly worse. By the mid-sixth, the "infield was basically underwater," Chase Utley observed. Rain continued through Tuesday, so the tie game resumed on Wednesday evening, in bottom of the sixth, and the Phils wasted no time taking the lead 3-2. The Rays got the run right back on Rocco Baldelli's solo home run. In the bottom of the seventh, the Phils got the last run they would need on a single by Pedro Feliz, taking a 4-3 lead that closer Brad Lidge guarded, ending the Rays own worst-to-first fairy tale and giving Philadelphia a championship for the first time in twenty-eight years.
2008 NLCS, Game 5: Phillies at Dodgers
5. 2008 NLCS, Game 5: Phillies at Dodgers
October 15, 2008
October 15, 2008: 2008 NLCS, Game 5, Philadelphia Phillies 5 at Los Angeles Dodgers 1, F -- Using a Hollywood script without a surprise ending, the Phillies captured the National League pennant and their first trip to the World Series since 1993. That team lost to the Blue Jays. Never straying from their opportunistic best, the Phillies leapt out when Jimmy Rollins scorched a homer on the game's eighth pitch -- much like he did in the deciding Division Series game against Milwaukee. Rollins' drive to right-center field, the 10th leadoff homer in LCS history, rattled Dodgers righty Chad Billingsley, and the 24-year-old unraveled in the third. Walks to Rollins and Chase Utley followed by two-out RBI singles by Howard and Pat Burrell pushed the lead to 3-0. Billingsley's final act was issuing an intentional walk to new Phillies postseason hero Shane Victorino. With a 1-0 lead and the ball in ace Cole Hamels' sterling left hand, a ticket to the World Series seemed inevitable. Sloppy Dodgers defense, specifically three errors by shortstop Rafael Furcal, led to two unearned runs in the fifth. While Hamels welcomed the support, he was at his dominating best, posting a 1.23 ERA in three postseason starts. He ended each of his final five innings with strikeouts. The final one came on his 104th pitch, and caught Jeff Kent looking, preserving a four-run lead. The Dodgers never had a chance against Hamels, who was named the NLCS MVP. The left-hander bested his Game 1 performance with seven innings of five-hit ball, allowing one run and striking out five. At that moment, the Dodgers had two runners on and Kent could've pulled the Dodgers within a run with one swing. He didn't. Ryan Madson and Brad Lidge handled the final six outs, setting off a celebration that had been coming for 15 years.
2008 NLDS, Game 4: Phillies at Brewers
4. 2008 NLDS, Game 4: Phillies at Brewers
October 5, 2008
October 5, 2008: 2008 NLDS, Game 4, Philadelphia Phillies 6 at Milwaukee Brewers 2, F -- Perhaps the only noticeable phenomenon amid the earsplitting roar of nearly 44,000 ThunderStix was the moment they stopped thundering. The instant Pat Burrell smacked a belt-high fastball through the controlled temperature of Miller Park in the third inning, the atmosphere became controlled, too. Subdued, even. The roar from those wanting an inning-ending out fell eerily silent. What they got was a three-run home run (adding to Jimmy Rollins' lead-off solo shot), and a Phils 4-0 lead. When Jayson Werth followed with another homer, the thunder transformed to boos, then resignation. By the end of the inning, those in the building "just knew." Burrell followed with a second home run in the eighth (and became only the second Phillies hitter in history to hit two home runs in a playoff game, the other being Lenny Dykstra), and the Phils offense had awoke with the loudest of claps, as they pounded the playoff-tested Jeff Suppan and the Brewers, 6-2, and earned the right to advance the NL Championship Series against the Dodgers, who swept the Cubs in the other NLDS.
Kevin Millwood's No-Hitter
3. Kevin Millwood's No-Hitter
April 27, 2003
April 27, 2003: San Francisco Giants 0 at Philadelphia Phillies 1, F -- Newly acquired Phillies right-hander Kevin Millwood was only three walks away from perfection, no-hitting one of the most powerful lineups in the National League in the San Francisco Giants. It was the 9th no-hitter in Phils' history, and the final one at Veterans Stadium.
1993 NLCS, Game 6: Braves at Phillies
2. 1993 NLCS, Game 6: Braves at Phillies
October 13, 1993
October 13, 1993: 1993 NLCS, Game 6: Atlanta Braves 3 at Philadelphia Phillies 6, F -- The 1993 Phillies were known as a blue-collar, hard-working team, led by John Kruk, Darren Daulton, Lenny "Nails" Dykstra, righty ace Curt Schilling and closer Mitch "Wild Thing" Williams. They had finished in last place the year before -- a full 26 games out of first -- but team chemistry fuelled a 97-65 turnaround, and they won the NL East by three games. By contrast, the Atlanta Braves were just launching themselves as "the team of the 90s" (whether that was still true by the end of the 90s is not at issue here), their 104-58 record just enough to edge out the Giants by one game in the NL West in a classic division race. Their rotation was a four-of-a-kind, aces high affair, boasting two 20-game winners in Cy Young winner Gregg Maddux and Tom Glavine, followed closely by Steve Avery and John Smoltz. A postseason-tested Atlanta squad was heavily favored going into the NLCS, but the scrappy Phils had forced the Braves into a position of desperation in Game 6. Game 2 winner Maddux took the hill, but a Mickey Morandini line drive hit him in the leg in the first inning, and he was not himself for the rest of the game. The Phils sprinkled a few two-run innings throughout, and Mitch "Wild Thing" Williams came in to close it out with a perfect 9th, sending the Phillies to the World Series for the first time in ten years. A side note: Curt Schilling won the NL Championship Series MVP with a 1.69 ERA and 19 strikeouts over two starts, becoming the only pitcher in Major League history to win a postseason series MVP without either a decision or a save.
1980 World Series, Game 6: Royals at Phillies
1. 1980 World Series, Game 6: Royals at Phillies
March 30, 2009
October 21, 1980: 1980 World Series, Game 6: Kansas City Royals 1 at Philadelphia Phillies 4, F -- With the Phillies just one tantalizing out away from a Championship, Tug McGraw got ahead on Willie Wilson, then struck him out swinging at a 1-2 fastball. McGraw threw his arms up, his teammates jumped all over each other, and the franchise had its first baseball championship.
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The Philadelphia Phillies are an exciting baseball team with a great deal of fan loyalty. Fans are happy to have the chance to watch them play from a distance even if they are unable to do so in person, and all of the expert commentary from seasoned sports commentators only sweetens the deal.

  • Premiere Date
    March 30, 2009