Phillies: Power Ranking Players from the 2008 World Series Championship

PHILADELPHIA - OCTOBER 29: The Philadelphia Phillies celebrate with their fans after they won 4-3 against the Tampa Bay Rays during the continuation of game five of the 2008 MLB World Series on October 29, 2008 at Citizens Bank Park in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Jeff Zelevansky/Getty Images)
PHILADELPHIA - OCTOBER 29: The Philadelphia Phillies celebrate with their fans after they won 4-3 against the Tampa Bay Rays during the continuation of game five of the 2008 MLB World Series on October 29, 2008 at Citizens Bank Park in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Jeff Zelevansky/Getty Images) /
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PHILADELPHIA – APRIL 08: Shane Victorino #8 of the Philadelphia Phillies runs the bases against the Atlanta Braves at Citizens Bank Park on April 8, 2009 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Nick Laham/Getty Images)
PHILADELPHIA – APRIL 08: Shane Victorino #8 of the Philadelphia Phillies runs the bases against the Atlanta Braves at Citizens Bank Park on April 8, 2009 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Nick Laham/Getty Images) /

team. 6. Twice a Rule 5 selection Shane Victorino’s career was obsolete before he found himself in Philadelphia during the 2005 season. After earning a starting job the following season Victorino became the everyday center fielder when Aaron Rowand was granted free agency in 2007. In 2008 he won his first of four Gold Gloves while setting career highs at the plate across the board. Three times he received MVP consideration and twice he led the league in triples with lightning speed. That combination of speed and defense led to him being dubbed “the Flyin’ Hawaiian.” Victorino’s bat became folklore after hitting a grand slam off C.C. Sabathia in game two of the NLDS against Milwaukee. He’d hit .269 during the 2008 playoffs and added five hits in the World Series.. .293, 52 XBH, 36 SB. . Shane Victorino. 6

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