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2008 NL Hitting Leaders

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1. R Howard PHI
2. A Dunn ARI
3. C Delgado NYM
4. R Braun MIL
4. R Ludwick STL
4. A Pujols STL
7. A Gonzalez SD
8. P Fielder MIL
9. P Burrell PHI
9. H Ramirez FLA
9. C Utley PHI

9. D Wright NYM
13. M Jacobs FLA
13. D Uggla FLA
15. L Berkman HOU
15. J Cantu FLA
15. A Soriano CHC
18. C Lee HOU
18. M Reynolds ARI
20. C Beltran NYM

 

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 Complete Lee: Phils Ride Lefty's Gem!

Posted at Phillies.com:

 

It was the defending World Series champions vs. the franchise that has won 26 World Series. It was Cliff Lee vs. CC Sabathia. But ultimately, it was Lee and Chase Utley.  The Phillies beat the New York Yankees in impressive fashion Wednesday with a 6-1 victory in Game 1 of the World Series at Yankee Stadium.

Lee shut down the powerful Yankees lineup in a complete game. Utley hit two home runs against the nearly unbeatable Sabathia.  Sabathia struggled with his command early, and it started with Utley in the first. Sabathia retired Jimmy Rollins and Shane Victorino on five pitches before Utley stepped up. He was 0-for-5 with a walk and three strikeouts in his career against Sabathia, and he quickly found himself behind in a 1-2 count.

But Utley worked a six-pitch walk as Sabathia loaded the bases and threw 24 pitches in the first inning. The Phillies didn't score, but Utley made Sabathia work.  Utley fell behind Sabathia 1-2 in the third inning, but worked his way back in a nine-pitch at-bat to hit a 3-2 fastball for a solo home run to right field to give the Phillies a 1-0 lead. It was the first homer Sabathia had allowed to a left-handed hitter since Aug. 2, and his first homer to a left-handed batter at Yankee Stadium all year.

Utley hit a two-run home run in the first inning in Game 1 of the 2008 World Series to give the Phillies the early lead.  He repeated his act in Game 1 Wednesday.

Utley Sets Record, Then Homers Twice!

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Chase Utley was off to a historic start in this World Series on Wednesday night, setting a Major League record by reaching base safely in his 26th consecutive postseason game and then joining Babe Ruth in the record books by hitting a pair of solo homers to lead the Phillies to a 6-1 victory over the Yankees.

Utley drew a walk off Yankees ace CC Sabathia in the first inning to break a record he had shared with Boog Powell, who had reached base safely in 25 consecutive postseason games for Baltimore from 1966-71. Then Utley homered off Sabathia in the third to start the World Series scoring, and then doubled the lead with another solo shot in the sixth.

Both homers marked the first time a left-handed hitter had gone deep off Sabathia in new Yankee Stadium. Even more remarkably, Utley's two home runs marked the first time a lefty has hit two homers off a lefty since Babe Ruth homered off Bill Sherdel of the Cardinals in Game 4 of the 1928 World Series. Ruth hit three in that game -- the last one off legendary right-hander Grover Cleveland Alexander.

2009 World Series Game 1 - Cliff Lee

Phillies Beat Dodgers, Win NLCS in 5

 

2009 National League Champions Trophy Presentation

 

 

 

Brad Lidge Final Out NLCS

 

 

Phillies vs Dodgers Game 4 Jimmy Rollins

Double in the 9th To Win Game 4

 

 

Cliff Lee Pitches Three-Hitter; Phillies Shut Out Dodgers 11-0 in Game 3 of NLCS

 

 

Get Me to the Plate

 

 Phillies Advance to NLCS

 

 

 

Final Out 9th Inning Phillies - Rockies NLDS at Citizens Bank Park

 

 

 

2009 Phillies NLDS Rocky Video

 

 

 

President Obama and the Phillies

 

 

RIP Harry Kalas 1936-2009

 

 

 

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Utley's clutch throw wins him the TYIB!

Utley's clutch throw was chosen as the 2008 Postseason Moment of the Year in MLB.com's annual This Year in Baseball Awards presented by State Farm, which was voted on by the fans. A record 12 million votes were cast, eclipsing last year's total of 9.6 million.

Utley took 35.6 percent of the vote, beating out teammate Brad Lidge's Series-clinching save by nearly 21 points.

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Lidge earns TYIB!

Lidge was selected as the 2008 Closer of the Year in MLB.com's annual This Year in Baseball Awards presented by State Farm. A record 12 million votes were cast by fans, eclipsing last year's total of 9.6 million.

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Moyer gets 2 Year Deal!

The Phillies officially signed the 46-year-old starter to a two-year guaranteed contract, ensuring that Moyer's World Series encore will come in Philadelphia.

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Vote for Howard, Lidge, Manuel And Other Phils! 

 

Balloting for the 2008 TYIB Awards, will end on  Dec. 5th.

Ryan Howard, Brad Lidge  Charlie Manuel all in the running as well as Ruiz, Stairs and Utley!

 

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Manuel a leading contenders for NL Manager of Year!

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Rollins and Victorino Earn Gold Gloves!

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Phinally!! - A Phillies Retrospective

 

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2008 WORLD SERIES CHAMPS!!!!

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Top Ten with World Series MVP Cole Hamels!

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2008 WORLD SERIES CHAMPS!!!!

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CELEBRATIONS AROUND TOWN!

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Phils Fans Put on Hold with Rain Delay!

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Phils Take Game 4, One More To Go!

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Blanton HR

 

 

 

Howard HR #2

 

 

 

Werth HR

 

 

 

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Phils Take Game 3

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Phils Take Game 1

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Phils Vs. Rays

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Sox beat Rays - Force Game 7 in ALCS!

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Charlie Manuel Back Home After Funeral

Posted at Phillies.com by Ken Mandel

Charlie Manuel sat in the dugout at Citizens Bank Park on Saturday, keeping his hands warm in the pockets of a red Phillies windbreaker. Watching his team prepare for the World Series made the manager feel at home.

Manuel returned to Philadelphia on Friday afternoon in a dark blue suit, after spending an emotional two days in Buena Vista, Va.

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Congrats to the 2008  Philadelphia Phillies!

National League Champions!

Cole Hamels holds the MVP trophy (left). Charlie Manuel holds the National League trophy.  ( Yong Kim / Staff Photographer )

Cole Hamels and Charlie Manuel.  Images by Yong Kim / Staff Photographer Philly.com

 

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Fans Celebrate!

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2008 Active Roster
Source: Phillies.com

Pitchers

56 Joe Blanton
55 Clay Condrey
37 Chad Durbin
47 Scott Eyre
35 Cole Hamels
43 J.A. Happ
54 Brad Lidge
63 Ryan Madson
50 Jamie Moyer
39 Brett Myers
16 J.C. Romero

Catchers

27 Chris Coste
51 Carlos Ruiz

Infielders


4 Eric Bruntlett
19 Greg Dobbs
7 Pedro Feliz
6 Ryan Howard
11 Jimmy Rollins
26 Chase Utley

Outfielders

5 Pat Burrell
10 Geoff Jenkins
12 Matt Stairs
99 So Taguchi
8 Shane Victorino
28 Jayson Werth

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