A peek at the past
During final weekend of Veterans Stadium in 2003 the All-Vet team, as voted by the fans, was introduced. They wore custom-made red-pinstriped blazers. Kalas, Samuel, Kruk, Abreu, Bowa, McGraw (front row, L-R). Luzinski, Schmidt, Maddox, Carlton, Green, Daulton.
A historical look at the dates of October 23-31
October 23, 1993
WS #6 at Toronto: Joe Carter hits a dramatic three run homer in the last of the ninth to give the Toronto Blue Jays their second straight World Championship, 8 6. Trailing, 4-1, after six, Lenny Dykstra's three run homer keys a five run seventh inning which gives the Phillies a 6 5 lead.
October 25, 2008
WS #3 at Citizens Bank Park: Start of game is delayed by rain for 91 minutes. Jamie Moyer holds Tampa Bay to three runs in 6.1 innings and Phillies win, 5-4, on a walk-off, infield hit by Carlos Ruiz in the ninth inning. Phillies take 2-1 series lead.
October 26, 2008
WS #4 at Citizens Bank Park: Ryan Howard homers twice, drives in five runs and winner Joe Blanton homers as Phillies romp, 10-2, to take a commanding 3-1 lead over the Rays.
October 27, 2008
WS #5 at Citizens Bank Park: Game 5 starts on this date but was suspended, 2-2, after 5.5 innings by rain, the first WS suspension. Game resumes on October 29 after a 111-hour rain delay. Pedro Feliz' single drives in Eric Buntlett with the lead run in the seventh inning of a 4-3 decision. Brad Lidge strikes out Eric Hinske in the ninth to give the Phillies their second World Championship. Cole Hamels is named WS MVP.
October 28, 2009
WS #1 at New York: Chase Utley hits two home runs and Cliff Lee tosses a complete game, six-hit 6-1 win over the Yankees in the opener.
October 31, 2009
WS #3 at Citizens Bank Park: Start of game is delayed by rain for 80 minutes. Yankees and Phillies each hit three home runs but New York emerges the winner in an 8-5 decision and takes a 2-1 series lead.