Cole Hamels’ Top Five Moments With Phillies

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1. Winning World Series MVP in 2008

It’s kind of strange to think that the moment where Cole Hamels was his most dominant, and his most iconic moment as a Phillie, came a few years before his actual prime.

But Hamels was electric from the word go in the 2008 playoffs, carrying the Phillies to their second World Series title in franchise history.

Hamels led the Phillies to their first World Series win since 1993 in game one, as the Phillies took away home-field advantage behind Hamels’ seven inning, two run performance.

Hamels actually started what was the clinching game of the 2008 World Series, game five, as well. That’s easy to forget considering that the game took three days to complete–but he went six innings while allowing just two runs as the Phillies would win the World Series at home.

Hamels probably would have gone another inning or two had the game not been suspended due to inclement weather, but his impact on the series had been so strong to that point that he was named World Series MVP anyway.

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