Top Moment No. 3: NL Pennant!

Posted by Amanda Orr, Wed, January 20, 2010 11:17 AM | Comments: 3
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Top Moment #3: Phillies Clinch Second Straight National League Pennant

It had never been done in franchise history. Following an epic win, there was no doubt that this team was going to do it.  For the second year in a row, each member of the Philadelphia Phillies raised the Warren C. Giles trophy.  National League Champions!  Some things just don’t get old.

The Phillies fell to an early one-run deficit, but one swing of the bat changed the momentum.  After crushing a three-run home run, Jayson Werth trotted to right field, tipped his cap and fist pumped to an amped up crowd.  The atmosphere and the attitude didn’t change as the Phightin’s cruised to a 10-4 victory, shattering the Los Angeles Dodgers’ hopes for the second consecutive year.

In the process, the Phillies rocked Vicente Padilla, who shut them down in game two.  Cole Hamels handed over the NLCS Most Valuable Player award to Ryan Howard.  Howard batted .333 with two home runs and eight RBIs during the series.

The players sported their new t-shirts and caps.  Champagne was sprayed throughout the clubhouse and the streets of Philadelphia emptied.  It’s starting to become a nice tradition.

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  • Posts: 0 Chuck

    I was there….and…to be honest….the crowd wasn’t all that “amped up”

    The mood seemed real tense until the end…Hamels’ performance didn’t help.

  • Posts: 0 philsphan


    You clearly weren’t sitting in right field. When Werth took the field after hitting that home run the cheers were deafening.

  • Posts: 0 Ohendo

    You must have had ear plugs in Chuck. I was there too. The crowd was insanely loud! What a sight when those rally towels were waving and Werth was circling the bases. The party went on well into the night. Definitely a top moment!

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