Looking back at the Top 5 Phillies moments from the 2023 season

The Phillies' 2023 season ended with disappointment but featured several exciting moments along the way. Which moments made the cut as the top five of the year?

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No. 4: Bryson Stott's postseason grand slam on Oct. 4

At the time of Bryson Stott's grand slam, the Phillies were in a good position to win Game 2 of the Wild Card Series versus the Miami Marlins, thanks to a stellar pitching performance from starter Aaron Nola. The second baseman's bases-clearing blast all but confirmed that Philly would advance to play the Atlanta Braves in the Division Series.

Stott was arguably Philadelphia's most consistent player, both offensively and defensively, last season. He struggled a bit at the plate in September and during the postseason, but he still made contributions down the stretch and in the playoffs, such as this at-bat.

No. 3: J.T. Realmuto becomes the first Phillie to hit for the cycle in 19 years on June 12

Catcher J.T. Realmuto was responsible for a good portion of Philadelphia's offense in the June 12 contest against the Diamondbacks. The veteran finished 4-for-4 with one home run, three RBI, three runs, and one walk. He had mixed feelings as he was thrilled to hit the cycle, but the Phillies didn't win the contest.

David Bell was the last player in a Phillies uniform to hit for the cycle. The former infielder and current Cincinnati Reds manager accomplished the feat on June 28, 2004, against the Montreal Expos. The third baseman's triple narrowly missed being a home run. There was fan interference, and the umpires ruled that the triple would stand.

Realmuto became the ninth player in Phillies history to hit for the cycle. He became the 16th catcher to do so in MLB since 1901. The last catcher to achieve the feat was George Kottaras with the Milwaukee Brewers in 2011.