In honor of the ten year anniversary of the Philadelphia Phillies’ World Championship, we take a look back at the top ten moments from that memorable postseason run.
October 29th, 2018 marked the ten year anniversary of the Philadelphia Phillies last world championship. It was a day that will go down in history in Philadelphia, and this date will reside along with February 4th, 2018 as dates that will be engraved in the memories of Philadelphia sports fans forever.
In honor of the ten year anniversary, we are going to take a trip down memory lane, looking back at the top ten moments from that memorable postseason run. It was a run that will never be forgotten, and after a disappointing ending to the 2018 season, it will be nice to reminisce a bit about the glory days of Phillies baseball.
The 2008 championship was one that was a long time coming. Philadelphia fans waited for 28 years, and two extra days, to finally get the opportunity to raise the team’s second championship banner. Charlie Manuel‘s squad will always have a special place in the heart’s of Phillies fans, thanks to their run in October of 2008, that pulled an entire city together.
There were so many storylines throughout that postseason. The most notable one was the dominance of young pitcher Cole Hamels. Hamels posted a 4-0 record, en route to both NLCS and World Series MVP honors.
Another storyline that did not become a story until early in the 2009 season was that Phillies hall of fame announcer Harry Kalas would finally get the opportunity to call a world championship just five and a half months before his death.
For those who don’t remember, Kalas was not allowed to call the 1980 World Series because of MLB rules that didn’t let local announcers to call World Series games. So, finally 28 years later, Kalas got that opportunity, and it just happened to be the last chance he would have gotten to do that.
Compiling a list of the top ten moments from that postseason was a difficult task. There were so many moments to take into consideration. After much thought, I have compiled what I feel are the top ten moments from the 2008 postseason. So without any further ado, let’s take a trip down memory lane and look back at one of the most memorable months in Phillies history!