Phillies: 10 Things to Be Thankful for This Thanksgiving

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9: World Series Championships

PHILADELPHIA – OCTOBER 29: Greg Dobbs #19 of the Philadelphia Phillies celebrates with the World Series Championship trophy after their 4-3 win 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 Doug Pensinger/Getty Images) /

While the Phillies do not have as nearly World Series champions as do the New York Yankees’ 27, for example, the two they do have will forever be cherished.

Winning the World Series is no easy task. It involves getting past a 162-game schedule with good health, a good record, and positive team chemistry, among other factors. Then, there are several playoff games and series to overcome, before reaching Major League Baseball’s biggest stage, the World Series.

What are the seasons we remember most, those of disappointment, such as the tragic 2011 loss to the St. Louis Cardinals, or those of success at the highest level, 1980 and 2008.

For those that were alive, surely the latter. It’s simply like no other; every little detail about the season is cherished. The good times and bad, the highs and the lows. It all goes for naught, because at the end of a day, a parade went down Broad Street.