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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SAN DIEGO – AUGUST 16: Chase Utley #26 of the Philadelphia Phillies bats against the San Diego Padres in the first inning during the game on August 16, 2008 at Petco Park in San Diego, California. The Padres beat the Phillies 8-3. (Photo by Jonathan Moore/Getty Images)
SAN DIEGO – AUGUST 16: Chase Utley #26 of the Philadelphia Phillies bats against the San Diego Padres in the first inning during the game on August 16, 2008 at Petco Park in San Diego, California. The Padres beat the Phillies 8-3. (Photo by Jonathan Moore/Getty Images) /

6. No one defined the Phillies better than Chase Utley, perhaps the most beloved athlete in the history of the city. More than Allen Iverson, Brian Dawkins, Dr. J, or Bernie Parent. Chase Utley was Philadelphia. It’s a crime he never won a Gold Glove or even an MVP, but during the golden years of Phillies baseball he was one of the most consistent players in the game. The leader of the 2008 squad Utley hit .292 with 104 RBI and a career-high 33 home runs. He led the league with 27 hit by pitches, and still played 159 games. Utley failed to hit for a tremendous average during the playoffs hitting .220 in 14 games with three home runs, two against Tampa Bay. He’d save his postseason magic for 2009 when he hit five home runs against the Yankees and hit .300 through the playoffs.. 177 hits, 33 HR, .292 BA. . Chase Utley. 1. team

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To be fair, any of the final five players on the list could have been number one on this list because that team was so balanced and fit perfectly with each other. Whether it was the consistent hitting, home runs, or clutch pitching, this team had it when they needed it most.

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