The Philadelphia Phillies fell just short of the playoffs repeatedly during the 2001-06 seasons that led up to their five straight NL East Division crowns.
Reliving the brilliant performance by Cole Hamels for the Philadelphia Phillies in the 2008 postseason, when he was named MVP of the NLCS and World Series.
The comparison between the 1980 and 2008 Philadelphia Phillies world championship teams reaches left field with Pat Burrell and Greg Luzinski.
Ranking the top 10 Philadelphia Phillies teams of all-time by total WAR value finds the 2011 club which won 102 games in the regular season at the top.
The year-long celebration of the 40th anniversary of the Phillies 1980 title continues with the comparison to the 2008 champs now moving on to second base.