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 – OCTOBER 29: Brad Lidge #54 (L) and Carlos Ruiz #51 of the Philadelphia Phillies celebrate the final out of their 4-3 win to win the World Series 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 Jim McIsaac/Getty Images) /

6. It’s rare to see a closer receive first place votes for MVP and finish in the top-four for the Cy Young in the same season. That’s what happens when you go 48-48 in save opportunities in your first season pitching for a team and win them a World Series. Philadelphia needed a lights-out closer, and that’s exactly what Brad Lidge brought them. Acquired in a five-player trade Lidge earned his 1st of 41 regular season saves in the seventh game of the year. With an ERA of 1.95 over 72 games Lidge earned the Rolaids Relief Pitcher of the Year award. Most importantly, he sealed the final save and game of the season with a strikeout of Eric Hinske on the wideout slider that kept him perfect the entire season.. 72 games, 41 sv, 92 k. . Brad Lidge. 4. team

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