Jimmy Rollins: October 15, 2008
Up three games to one in the NLCS against the Dodgers, Jimmy Rollins set the tone for the game quickly. Leading off the game, he deposited a Chad Billingsley pitch out of the park to right-center. The Phillies never trailed in the game, winning 5-1 behind Cole Hamels.
Rollins hit just .143 in the NLCS and .227 in the World Series but came up big with his leadoff home run in this one. Rollins retired following the 2016 season with 231 home runs, 936 RBI, 2455 hits, 1421 runs scored and 470 stolen bases.
Chase Utley: October 22, 2008
Utley got the Phillies off on the right track in the first inning of Game one. With Jayson Werth at first and one out, Utley put the ball in the seats in right field to give the Phillies a 2-0 lead. The Phillies added a run in the fourth, which was enough for Cole Hamels, who allowed two runs over seven innings.
The Phillies took Game One and never looked back. As for Utley, he hit just .167 in the World Series, but hit two home runs with four RBI after hitting .353 with a home run against the Dodgers in the NLCS.
Joe Blanton: October 26, 2008
Undoubtedly the most unlikely player to make this list, Blanton was a .106 hitter with no home runs and 92 strikeouts in 216 career at-bats. However, he came up big in Game four of the World Series, not only on the mound, but at the plate.
With the Phillies already ahead 5-2 in the fifth, Blanton took Rays reliever Edwin Jackson deep to give the Phillies a 6-2 lead. The Phillies pulled away from there, winning the game, 10-2. Blanton pitched for the Phillies through part of the 2012 season, ending his career in Philadelphia with a 34 wins and a 4.47 ERA.