Phillies have world series heroes chase utley and brad lidge. For phillies and city, title is worth the wait the new york times. Ryan howard homered twice, werth homered and even pitcher joe blanton. Closer brad lidge allowed a hit and a stolen base in the ninth, putting the potential tying run at second base. Brad lidge closes out game 5 against the rays to give the phillies their first world series since 1980 check out. The philadelphia phillies have won the world series. Philadelphias series victory marked the first by the club since their world championship of 1980. Phillies nation has been bringing phillies fans together since 2004 with nonstop news, analysis, trade rumors, trips, tshirts, and other fun stuff. The 2008 philadelphia phillies team roster seen on this page includes every player who appeared in a game during the 2008 season. Oct 30, 2008 the philadelphia phillies have won the world series.
Last pitch philadelphia philles 2008 world series champions. On an 02 pitch to rays pinch hitter eric hinske, lidge struck him out. Video of final out of the 2008 world series phillies nation. They did it in game 5 on wednesday, edging the tampa bay rays, 43, in the completion of the first suspended game in postseason history. Phillies brad lidge was perfect in 2008 and needed to. I wish i could say that i put this together myself, but i cant. Since the first modern world series was played in 1903, the phillies played 77 consecutive seasons and 97 seasons from the clubs establishment before they won their first world serieslonger than. A redesigned mlb logo with this philly twist brings back all the 2008 feels. Major league baseball productions and shout factory. All the drama, game action, behindthescenes access and indepth interviews a phillies fan could want.
Jul, 2018 miami ten years later, reminders of the phillies 2008 world series championship popped up all over the place on friday. Oct 30, 2008 the philadelphia phillies are the new world series champions. Phillies beat rays, 43, to win world series fox news. While wearing this cap, phillies closer brad lidge recorded the final out of the 2008 world series, topping off a perfect season in which he converted all 48 save opportunities, including seven in the postseason. The philadelphia phillies are the new world series champions.
Carlos ruiz continues to be an offensive star in this series, hitting a swinging bunt to beat a fiveman, drawnin tampa infield to drive in the winning run and give the phillies a 21 lead in the world series. Inning selection phi 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 tb 2 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 x audio setup english espanol phillies radio network. This was the phillies first world series appearance in fifteen years. It is a comprehensive team roster and player names are sorted by the fielding position where the most number of games were played during the regular season. It has been almost 15 years to the night since the phillies last appeared in the world series. The series started on wednesday, october 22, and concluded a week later on october 29. Carlos ruiz returns for one more phillies world series.
Jun 21, 2019 his big play in the 7th inning of game 5 of the 2008 world series is now iconic in phillies history. Philadelphia phillies mlb team history major league. It was deafening was how lidge described the noise during his final pitch. The phillies and rays are about five minutes from resuming game 5 of the world series. Miami ten years later, reminders of the phillies 2008 world series championship popped up all over the place on friday. From opening day through july 26, 2009, the phillies wore 2008 world champions patches on the right sleeve of their home uniforms to celebrate their world series victory the season prior.
The philadelphia phillies franchise was founded for the 1883 season in the national league, and is the oldest continuous same name, same city franchise in all of north american pro sports. Brad lidge drops to his knees after throwing the final pitch of the 2008 world series and striking out tampa bays eric hinske. The 2008 world series was the championship series of major league baseballs mlb 2008 season. Matthew straubmuller for my money it has always been one of the two greatest defensive plays in philadelphia phillies history, both of which were made during situations in which the fielders were facing tremendous pressure. Phillies nation has been bringing phillies fans together since 2004.
There is only one fitting item to grace the front page of the site and that is my video of the final out of the 2008 world series. Oct 18, 2011 his phillies career is forever remembered by that picture to the left, where he leaves the ground and throws his arms high in the air after delivering the final pitch sealing the phillies world. Lidges pitch torpedoed into the dirt and ruiz, as usual, blocked it as. The bestofseven series was played between the philadelphia phillies of the national league and the tampa bay rays of the american league. Philadelphia phillies 2008 world series collectors edition. Make room for the 2008 phillies, who clinched the first major pro championship for the city. Oct 15, 2018 chase utleys return to philly was just as special to him as it was to fans phillies updated odds to win nl east and world series, if there is a season angels gm billy eppler recalls how badly they wanted zack wheeler before phillies signed him mike schmidt leads the way as 1980 phillies pop champagne corks pete rose makes his presence felt as. Come back often to see new pictures, video, news, shop items, and blogs. When brad lidge announced his retirement late in 2012, some commentators pointed to the home run he gave up to albert pujols in the 2005 nlcs as the defining moment of his career. Rankings mlb confidential mlb players weigh in on baseballs best player, peds and what they really think. Philadelphia phillies 2008 world series collectors.
Ten years ago this month, the phillies won their second world series title in. This site is dedicated to great memories of phillies seasons past present and future. The philadelphia phillies franchise was founded for. Pitcher jamie moyer earned his only world series title as a starting pitcher for the phillies in 2008. May 10, 2017 former phillies catcher carlos ruiz talks about returning to play his former team for the first time. The phillies moved a game away from their first world series championship since 1980 with a convincing 102 victory in game 4. Due to weather delays in game 5, the completion of the game was postponed. The phillies won its first world championship since 1980. Wednesday night marks game one of the 2008 world series. The game took two days to complete following mondays. They won wednesday nights decisive fifth game, 43, over the tampa bay rays. Philadelphia phillies brad lidge reacts after their victory in game 5 of the baseball world series in philadelphia, wednesday, oct. Chase utleys return to philly was just as special to him as it was to fans phillies updated odds to win nl east and world series, if there is a season angels gm billy eppler recalls how badly they wanted zack wheeler before phillies signed him mike schmidt leads the way as 1980 phillies pop champagne corks pete rose makes his presence felt as. Oct 31, 2008 video of final out of the 2008 world series.
Jan 30, 2019 philadelphia phillies brad lidge reacts after their victory in game 5 of the baseball world series in philadelphia, wednesday, oct. See more ideas about philadelphia phillies, 2008 world series and world series. Ryan howard, jimmy rollins among former phillies set to attend 2008 world series celebration this weekend if phillies front office doesnt believe, you shouldnt either bob ford bud is a basket case, a majorleague official told the washington post that night. Former phillies catcher carlos ruiz talks about returning to play his former team for the first time. The philadelphia phillies have captured the world series after winning the decisive fifth game 43 over tampa bay in a clinching game that took two days to complete following monday nights rain delay. To phillies fans, though, the image of lidge on his knees, arms raised in triumph after recording the final out of the 2008 world series defines that magical season. The rays have righthander grant balfour, who is already in the game, and lefthander j. His phillies career is forever remembered by that picture to the left, where he leaves the ground and throws his arms high in the air after delivering the final pitch sealing the phillies world. After the death of hall of fame pitcher robin roberts on may 6, 2010, the phillies wore a black patch with a white 36 on the sleeves of their jerseys in.
The 104th edition of the world series, it was a bestofseven playoff between the national league nl champion philadelphia phillies and the american league al champion tampa bay rays. Philadelphia before chase utley declared the 2008 phillies world bleeping champions, before the parade down broad street, before shane victorino bounded like superman onto a pile of teammates and before brad lidge fell to his knees and carlos ruiz ran into his arms, the phillies needed three more outs in game 5 of the world series. Phillies brad lidge was perfect in 2008 and needed. He threw a nohitter against the cubs last july in his final start for the phillies before being traded to the texas rangers. Brad lidge, the man who threw the final, clinching pitch in the world series, began a weekend visit with the team in miami. This year, the fall classic features the upstart tampa bay rays and my beloved philadelphia phillies.
His big play in the 7th inning of game 5 of the 2008 world series is now iconic in phillies history. I have waited 25 years to celebrate a championship in philadelphia. Staff file jamie moyer grew up in montgomery county as a philliescrazed fanatic who skipped school to attend the 1980 world series parade after his boyhood hero, steve carlton, helped end the teams 97year title. Pinch runner fernando perez never got any farther, with lidge getting pinch hitter ben zobrist to line out and pinch h. It became the pitch that secured the closers 48th save in 48 opportunities and quenched the phillies 28year world series championship drought. A 2008 philadelphia phillies postseason highlight reel. The world series failed to make it to a game 6 for the fifth straight year, the first time thats happened.
Tampa bay rays 1 worst to first easily describes the tampa bay rays who finished in last place during the 2007 regular season, but made it to the fall classic in an exciting cinderella style throughout the 2008 regular and post season. This final pitch kicked off a celebration like none seen in sports history. Oct 22, 2008 2008 world series philadelphia phillies 4 vs. The age of mike trout the bbtn 100 counts down the top 25 players in baseball for 2015. The philadelphia phillies franchise had won just a lone world series title over its first 125 seasons, until this cool october evening in 2008.
Its also available for football, basketball and hockey. The phillies defeated the tampa bay rays 43 to win. It is a comprehensive team roster and player names are sorted by the fielding position where the. Who will phillies manager charlie manuel call upon to pinch hit for cole hamels. Thanks to a clever dodge, his sons, dillon and hutton, where in the dugout for the final. See more ideas about 2008 world series, world series and philadelphia phillies. For phillies and city, title is worth the wait the new york. The phillies have won two world series championships against the kansas city royals in 1980 and the tampa bay rays in 2008 and seven national league pennants, the first of which came in 1915.
Philadelphia phillies over tampa bay rays 41 are you a stathead. Lidge fell to his knees, screamed to the heavens, then was mobbed by his teammates. Top 10 philadelphia phillies games to rewatch, quarantined. The philadelphia phillies are world series champions. Mlb confidential mlb players weigh in on baseballs best player, peds and what they really think. The 2008 world series was the 104th major league baseball championship series. Kalas call of the phillies winning world series youtube. Some wildness from the tampa bay bullpen burned it tonight and set up ruizs.
Phillies have world series heroes chase utley and brad. Aug 03, 2018 ryan howard, jimmy rollins among former phillies set to attend 2008 world series celebration this weekend if phillies front office doesnt believe, you shouldnt either bob ford bud is a basket case, a majorleague official told the washington post that night. Brad lidges final slider of 2008, in the former managers eyes, moved across a plane that the rays eric hiske certainly couldnt reach. Every day, well send you an email to your inbox with scores, todays schedule, top performers, new debuts and interesting tidbits. Its exciting to revisit the phillies comeback in the eighth inning of game four, when they were down 5 to 3 but rallied on home runs by shane.477 780 730 1198 223 1026 58 1208 1126 1152 1497 1477 442 644 573 1123 1014 528 1267 1229 600 467 1230 67 121 264 96 1167 1091 1209 1366 48 874 1131 1241 682