Phillies Fall Classics XIV: 2009 World Series Game Five

The Philadelphia Phillies were the defending world champions, facing the 26-time World Series winning New York Yankees.The Philadelphia Phillies, defending World Series champions, had captured the opener of the 2009 Fall Classic against the 26-time champion New York Yankees.However, the Yanks stormed back, winning three straight to take a commanding lead of 3-1 as the … Continue reading Phillies Fall Classics XIV: 2009 World Series Game Five

Phillies Fall Classics XIII: 2009 World Series Game One

The Philadelphia Phillies were the defending World Series champions when the 2009 Fall Classic opened against the New York Yankees in the Bronx.As the Philadelphia Phillies prepared to open defense of their World Series championship, a major historic stumbling block stood in their way.The New York Yankees were 26-time World Series champions, and the current team had … Continue reading Phillies Fall Classics XIII: 2009 World Series Game One

Phillies Fall Classics XII: 2008 World Series Game Five

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. However, for all of their history, the Fightin' Phils had won the World Series, the championship of American professional baseball, just once, in 1980. … Continue reading Phillies Fall Classics XII: 2008 World Series Game Five

Phillies Fall Classics XI: 2008 World Series Game Four

The Philadelphia Phillies met the Tampa Bay Rays in the 2008 World Series, and the crucial Game Four took place at Citizens Bank Park in South Philly.In the 2008 Fall Classic, the Philadelphia Phillies had scratched out a walk-off victory in Game Three at home to take a 2-1 lead over the visiting Tampa Bay Rays, setting the … Continue reading Phillies Fall Classics XI: 2008 World Series Game Four

Phillies Fall Classics: Series set to resume

The Philadelphia Phillies have appeared in the World Series seven times, and have won fourteen games in the Fall Classic over those appearances.A year ago, I began a “Phillies Fall Classics” series presented in a Super Bowl format (Phillies Fall Classic I, II, III, etc) covering each of the fourteen games won by the Philadelphia Phillies franchise.There … Continue reading Phillies Fall Classics: Series set to resume