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Memorable moments at The Bank: 2005-07

• Right fielder Bobby Abreu hit nine home runs in a 10-game stretch, the final five coming at Citizens Bank Park. He became the third player in Phillies history with home runs in five straight games.

• Shortstop Jimmy Rollins ended the season with a 36-game hitting streak, a Phils record and the longest for a shortstop in MLB history. Thirteen games were at The Bank.

• A 12-1 record ranked second in club history for most wins during a homestand (14-2, in 1955).

• Outfielder Doug Glanville retired as a Phillie.

• Rollins extended his hitting streak to 38 games before being stopped by the Cardinals in the third game of the season at Citizens Bank Park.

• Mike Lieberthal caught his 1,125th game, setting a franchise record.

• Center fielder Aaron Rowand made one of the most memorable catches in Phillies history against the Mets. He broke his nose crashing into the center-field fence after making a spectacular first-inning catch of a Xavier Nady drive with the bases loaded and two outs. The Phils wound up with a 2-0 win in a game halted by rain in the bottom of the fifth.

• Rollins became the third player in franchise history to hit a home run from each side of the plate in a game.

• Second baseman Chase Utley had a 35-game hitting streak. Seventeen of the games came at The Bank.

• First baseman Ryan Howard set a club record for most home runs in a season, with 58. That final homer came at The Bank.

• Second baseman Tadahito Iguchi became the first Japanese-born player in Phillies history. His biggest moment clinched a four-game series sweep of the Mets in late August, trimming New York's National League East lead to two games. As a pinch-hitter, Iguchi tied the game with an RBI single in the bottom of the ninth, stole second and scored the winning run on Utley's single.

• Rollins' triple in the final game capped a season in which he had at least 20 in doubles, triples, home runs and stolen bases.

• The Phillies clinched the NL East with a 6-1 win over the Nationals in the last game of the season as the Mets lost to the Marlins. Phils fans buzzed while watching the progress of the Mets game on the scoreboard.

• Rowand and left fielder Pat Burrell hit back-to-back home runs, a first in Phillies postseason history, during a 4-2 loss to the Rockies in Game 1 of the NL Division Series. It was the Phils' first postseason appearance in 14 years.

Larry Shenk is the vice president of Alumni Relations for the Phillies.
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