Phillies: Five Greatest Moments in Franchise History

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PHILADELPHIA - NOVEMBER 01: Former Philadelphia Phillies pitcher of Baseball Hall of Famer Steve Carlton greets Jamie Moyer #50 of the Phillies after Carlton threw out the ceremonial first pitch prior to Game Four of the 2009 MLB World Series against the New York Yankees at Citizens Bank Park on November 1, 2009 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Chris McGrath/Getty Images)
PHILADELPHIA - NOVEMBER 01: Former Philadelphia Phillies pitcher of Baseball Hall of Famer Steve Carlton greets Jamie Moyer #50 of the Phillies after Carlton threw out the ceremonial first pitch prior to Game Four of the 2009 MLB World Series against the New York Yankees at Citizens Bank Park on November 1, 2009 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Chris McGrath/Getty Images) /
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6. . . . Phillies Win Their First World Series. 1. team

The 2008 World Series is the one that most current fans remember well, but the 1980 championship was a much bigger moment in the franchise’s history. It ended what was a nearly century-long championship drought for the franchise after years of toiling away.

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The 1980 team was led by franchise greats Mike Schmidt and Steve Carlton, both of whom were mentioned earlier in this article. The club finished the year with a 91-71 record, best in the NL East by a game.

The Phillies topped the Houston Astros in the NLCS before beating the Kansas City Royals to win the World Series. Schmidt was named the World Series MVP while Manny Trillo earned NLCS MVP honors.

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As we hope for future success, it’s always important to remember the best moments of the past,

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