The 2023 season was an eventful follow-up to 2022, in which the Philadelphia Phillies represented the National League in the World Series. The Phillies put together a second consecutive solid regular season last year, winning the top Wild Card spot with a 90-72 record, and it was the club's first year in which they won at least 90 games since 2011.
The Phillies provided us with many exhilarating moments throughout their playoff run. Citizens Bank Park lived up to the mayhem-like atmosphere it was known for during the 2022 run to the Fall Classic. The club came up short of winning a championship last year, losing to the Arizona Diamondbacks in the National League Championship Series.
While the season ending in the NLCS was disappointing, the rest of the year featured many exciting, memorable moments.
Let's take a look at the top five moments of the Phillies' 2023 season.
No. 5: Bryce Harper hits his 300th career home run on Aug. 30
Bryce Harper is arguably the most popular Philadelphia athlete currently. Since he agreed to a mammoth contract with the team five years ago, the right fielder turned first baseman has taken advantage of every opportunity to show how much playing in the city means to him.
Harper hitting his 300th career home run in a Phillies uniform at Citizens Bank Park is one of the superstar's top moments with the club. The achievement was bittersweet as Philadelphia didn't win the contest against the Los Angeles Angels.
The milestone home run may not have as much of a lasting impact as Harper's homer late in Game 5 of the 2022 NLCS, but it was a special moment to have happened in front of the Phillies faithful.